Paula Zahn presents the latest NYC-ARTS episode from the New-York Historical Society, highlighting Picasso’s “Le Tricorne.” Curator Andrew Bolton narrates a presentation of the exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass,” on view at The Met. And Christina Ha reports from the New York Botanical Garden’s “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life.”
“Preludes” focuses on the life of young composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. He suffers from writer’s block as a reaction to the disastrous premiere of his first symphony and is undergoing daily sessions with a hypnotist in order to overcome his depression. The show runs through July 19th and is part of LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater’s initiative focusing on new work by young and emerging writers.
A look at John Durand’s “The Rapalje Children,” a treasure of the New-York Historical Society’s collection and one of the finest examples of colonial painting in America. Curator of drawings Roberta Olson introduces NYC-ARTS to this surprisingly modern looking group of young people, who seem to speak directly to us nearly 250 years after their collective portrait was painted.
Highlights of the arts and culture news: “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life.” at the New York Botanical Garden; the film series “Reinventing Mexico” and an exploration of Mexican composer “Carlos Chavez & His World” at Bard SummerScape; “Hamilton” comes to Richard Rodgers Theatre; “Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements” at Morris-Jumel Mansion; “Victory Dance” at The New Victory Theater.