Arts news highlights: “Modern Heroics: 75 Years of Expressionism at the Newark Museum”; Laura Benanti’s “Tales from Soprano Isle” at Café Carlyle; Architecture & Design Film Festival at Cinépolis Chelsea; “Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden at the Glass House” in New Canaan, CT; Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center.

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GOOD EVENING.

I'M CHRISTINA HA WITH TONIGHT'S NYC ARTS NEWS.

WE ARE AT NEW JERSEY'S LARGEST MUSEUM FOUNDED OVER 100 YEARS AGO, AND CURRENTLY ON VIEW IS AN EXHIBITION CALLED 'MODERN HEROICS.'

75 YEARS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUPPRESSIONISM AT THE NEWARK MUSEUM.

IT HIGHLIGHTS THE MUSEUM'S IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART.

THE MUSEUM BEGAN COLLECTING AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART IN 1929, HOSTING ITS FIRST EXHIBITION IN 1931, AND ORGANIZING ITS OWN IN 1944.

WILFORD DELANEY, ARTISTS WHO ALL LENT THEIR WORK DIRECTLY TO THE MUSEUM FOR THE LANDMARK 1944 EXHIBITION, ARE REPRESENTED IN THE CURRENT SHOW.

MODERN HEROICS FOCUSES ON A PARTICULAR SITE OF THE MUSEUM'S COLLECTION, SELECTING FROM AMONG THE LARGER COLLECTION, WORKS THAT USE SUPPRESSIONIST STRATEGIES AND EXAMINE HEROIC SCENES.

IT INCLUDES WORKS FROM WOMEN BY NELLIE MAY ROW TO SUSHANNA WEINBERGER AS WELL AS SELF-TAUGHT ARTISTS LIKE THORTON DYAL WHO HAS BEEN HISTORICALLY UNREPRESENTED IN MUSEUMS.

MODERN HEROICS, AT THE NEW ARK MUSEUM REMAINS ON VIEW THROUGH JANUARY 8th, 2017.

SINCE 1955 THE CARLISLE HAS BEEN HOME TO CLASSIC CABARET IN AN ELEGANT AND INTIMATE SETTING.

THE CAFE CARLISLE'S FALL SEASON BEGINS WITH A NOTABLE DEBUT BUT INCLUDES THE RETURN OF SEVERAL AUDIENCE FAVORITES.

STRAIGHT OFF HER TONY NOMINATED RUN IN THE HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL, 'SHE LOVES ME,' THE IRRELEVANT REPRESSABLE LAURA BONATTI MAKES HER FIRST APPEARANCE AT THE CAFE CARLISLE OPENING THE SEASON WITH TALES FROM SO BRAN OWE ISLE.

TAKE A TRIP THROUGH THE MIRN SONG BOOK OR ENJOY A MODERN JAZZ TAKE ON POPULAR SONGS WITH HUSBAND AND WIFE DUO JOHN FITZARELLI AND JESSICA MOLASKY.

♪ I LOVE YOU

THE FALL SEASON ALSO INCLUDES TONY AWARD WINNER CHRISTINA EBERSOL, SLN ALUM, AND JUDY COLLINS WITH SPECIAL GUEST ARI HESH.

OCTOBER, THE MONTH-LONG FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE ACTIVITIES, PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS STARTS EARLY THIS YEAR WITH THE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL.

THE FESTIVAL NOW ENTERING ITS EIGHTH SEASON IS LARGEST IN THE NATION DEVOTED TO ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN.

THE FESTIVAL INCLUDES OVER 30 FEET LENGTH AND SHORT FILMS THAT CELEBRATE THE CREATIVE SPIRIT THAT MOVES ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS AND MAKERS OF ALL STRIPES.

THE FESTIVAL OPENS WITH A SNEAK PEEK AT AERO SINEN, THE ARCHITECT WHO SAW THE FUTURE.

THE FILM ON THE FINISHED VISIONARY HAS ITS BROADCAST PREMIERE ON PBS'S AMERICAN MASTERS SERIES IN DECEMBER.

ALSO INCLUDED IS PEDRO E.GREGERO, A PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNEY, ANOTHER FILM ABOUT THE MEXICAN AMERICAN ARTIST WHO IMMORTALIZED THE BUILDINGS OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT IN HIS PHOTOS.

THE FESTIVAL TAKES A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE WITH FILMS THAT LOOK AT THE CONTINUING LIFE OF A SOVIET ERA THEATER IN RUSSIA, THE CHALLENGES OF BUILDING A SCHOOL IN RURAL AFRICA, AND THE POWER OF DESIGN TO HEAL AROUND THE WORLD.

THE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL RUNS FROM SEPTEMBER 28th THROUGH OCTOBER 2nd.

CELEBRATE THE 110th BIRTHDAY OF ARCHITECTS PHILIP JOHNSON WITH A TRIP TO HIS ICONIC GLASS HOUSE IN NEW CAIN IN, CONNECTICUT.

IT IS ALSO MARKS THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF ITS OPENING TO THE PUBLIC WITH A WHOLE NEW LOOK THIS MONTH.

JAPANESE-BORN NEW YORK-BASED ARTIST SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION WILL HAVE YOU SEEING SPOTS.

HIS OBSESSION ALIVE, SEEKING FOR ETERNAL HOPE, COVERS THE GLASS HOUSE WITH SIGNATURE POLKA DOTS AND IS ON VIEW ONLY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 26th.

YOU CAN ENJOY A STROLL THROUGH THE GARDEN OUTSIDE THE HOUSE THROUGH NOVEMBER.

THE GARDEN INCLUDED 1300 FLOATING SPHERES IN THE LOWER MEADOW AND FOREST AS WELL AS AN ENORMOUS STEEL PUMPKIN IN A HILLSIDE PATCH.

DANCE LOVERS REJOICE AGAIN.

THE FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY CENTER WITH INEXPENSIVE TICKETS FOR TWO WEEKS OF PERFORMANCES FROM A WIDE RANGE OF INTERNATIONAL

THE FESTIVAL INCLUDES THE WORLD PREMIERES OF TWO FALL FOR DANCE COMMISSIONS.

ELIZABETH STREB'S LATEST EXTREME ACTION PIECE AND WAYNE McGREGOR'S NEW WORK FOR ALESSANDRE FERRERA.

CATCH THE NOW PREMIERE OF BRAZILIAN GROUP, FRESH FROM THE OLYMPIC PERFORMANCE THIS PAST CENTER.

OWED TO AUTUMN FOR ROYAL BALLET FLANDERS.

AND A TANGO-INSPIRED WITH WENDY WHELEN AND EDWARD WATSON.

A DANCE SET TO LOVE SONGS BY JEFF BUCKLEY.

ABORIGINAL STORY TELLING FROM AUSTRALIA'S DANCE THEATER.

AND A PREVIEW OF THE AMERICAN DANCE THEATER SEASON AT CITY CENTER LATER THIS YEAR.

THE FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL IS AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER SEPTEMBER 26th THROUGH OCTOBER 8th.

AND THAT'S THE NYC ARTS NEWS.

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FROM THE NEWARK MUSEUM I'M CHRISTINA HA.