Arts news highlights: “Hilma af Klimt: Paintings for the Future” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; “Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers” at Museum of the City of New York; “Interior Lives: Photographs of Chinese Americans in the 1980s by Bud Glick” at the Museum of Chinese in America; Manhattan Theatre Club’s “Choir Boy” at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, extended through 3/10.

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GOOD EVENING, WE'RE AT THE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS, FOUNDED IN 1971, THE MUSEUM BOASTS OVER 1, 000 MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS OF ART AND HIGHLIGHTS ARTISTS OF AFRICAN, ASIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN ANCESTRY.

FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS, THE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS HAS ALSO SUPPORTED EMERGING AND UNDERREPRESENTED ARTISTS THROUGH ITS TRAINING PROGRAMS.

DEBRA CULLEN JOINED THE MUSEUM AS ITS NEW DIRECTOR IN JULY OF LAST YEAR.

IT'S A REALLY EXCITING MOMENT TO BE HERE AT THE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS, THERE'S AN INCREDIBLE HISTORY AND LEGACY TO BUILD ON, AND WE'RE COMING UP TO THE 50th ANNIVERSARY, THERE'S VARIOUS POSSIBILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES.

TO BE PART OF THE CHANGING DYNAMICS OF THE BOROUGH.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW IS ROCHELLE FEINSTEIN.

IMAGE OF AN IMAGE.

THIS RETROSPECTIVE INCLUDES WORK FROM THE 1990s TO THE PRESENT.

STEEPED IN ABSTRACT.

SHE ALSO ADDRESSES CONCRETE CONCERNS BOTH POLITICAL AND PERSONAL.

HER WORKS REFERENCE CURRENT SUBJECTS STRAIGHT FROM THE NEWS, LIKE THE INFAMOUS TELEVISED POLICE PURSUIT OF O.J.

SIMPSON IN 1994.

PAINTING, PRINT MAKING AND COLLAGE DOMINATE HERE, AS WELL AS A WILLINGNESS TO USE WHATEVER MATERIALS ARE ON HAND.

FEINSTEIN FULLY EMBRACED THIS PRACTICE DURING THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN OF 2009 IN HER SATIRICAL PROJECT ENTITLED THE ESTATE OF ROCHELLE S.

THE FATHERS OF ABSTRACT ART ARE SEEN AS INNOVATORS IN NONOBJECTIVE REPRESENTATIONS, BUT A SWEDISH WOMAN WHOSE PAINTINGS LARGELY PREDATE THE WORKS OF THESE MEN IS RARELY ACKNOWLEDGED.

AN EXHIBIT AT THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM IS REWRITING THAT HISTORY.

PAINTINGS FOR THE FUTURE IS FILLED WITH MORE THAN 170 BOLD AND LUMINOUS WORKS OF GEOMETRIC FORMS AND BRIGHT COLORS.

INSPIRED BY THE NEW SPIRITUALISM AND SCIENCE OF HER DAY, OFFCLINT BEGAN CREATING THE MOST RADICAL OF THESE WORKS IN 1906, SHE RARELY EXHIBITED HER PAINTINGS DURING HER LIFETIME, AND EVEN STIPULATED THEY NOT BE SHOWN TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL 20 YEARS FOLLOWING HER DEATH.

IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE 1980s THAT THESE WORKS BEGAN TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.

THIS IS THE FIRST MAJOR SOLO EXHIBITION OF THE ARTIST'S REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES.

HELMA OFFCLINT IS AT THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM THROUGH APRIL 23rd.

> FOUNDED IN 1980, THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE AND AMERICA IN LOWER MANHATTAN, BEGAN AS A LOCAL COMMUNITY INITIATIVE.

KNOWN AT THAT TIME AS THE NEW YORK CHINATOWN HISTORY PROJECT, IT STARTED WITH THE DESIRE TO DOCUMENT THE PAST.

BUT IT ALSO LOOKED TO UNDERSTAND THE FUTURE OF CHINESE IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK CITY.

TWO PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS LOOKED BACK TO THE 1980s AND FORWARD TO THE COMPLEX REALITIES OF CHINESE AMERICAN IMMIGRANT LIFE IN THE CITY TODAY.

INTERIOR LIVES, PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHINESE AMERICANS IN THE 19780s BY BUD GLICK LOOKS AT THOSE EVERY DAY LIVES IN TRANSITION.

AS ONE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHERS ON THE ORIGINAL PROJECT, GLICK DOCUMENTED A NEIGHBORHOOD OF OLDER LONG TIME CHINESE RESIDENTS BEING TRANSFORMED BY RAPIDLY EXPANDING IMMIGRATION AND YOUNG CHINESE FAMILIES.

A COMPANION EXHIBITION AT THE INTERIOR LIVES, CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHINESE NEW YORKERS FEATURES THE MORE RECENT WORK OF THREE PHOTOGRAPHERS, THOMAS HOLTEN, ANDILING AND AHN RAHN-ZO.

HIGHLIGHTING ALL THAT HAS AND HASN'T CHANGED OVER THE PAST 40 YEARS.

BOTH EXHIBITIONS REMAIN ON VIEW THROUGH MARCH 24th.

> THE BROOKLYN BASED DANCE COMPANY RETURNS TO THE JOYCE THEATER WITH A WORLD PREMIERE.

TO CREATE A WORLD IS THE LATEST WORK BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER ANDREA MILLER.

IT WAS DEVELOPED IN A SERIES OF PERFORMANCES AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART.

TO CREATE A WORLD IS A PROVOCATIVE STUDY OF THE HUMAN BODY, AND THE INSTINCT TO SURVIVE.

THE EVENING WORK HARNESSES THE DANCERS INTENSE PHYSICALITY, AND RAW VULNERABILITY IN SHIFTING SKULL TOURAL PORTRAITS.

IT FEATURES AN ORIGINAL SCORE BY COMPOSER AND MULTIINSTRUMENTALIST WILL EPSTEIN.

GALEM IS AT THE JOYCE THEATER FEBRUARY 12th THROUGH THE 17th.

MANHATTAN THEATER CLUB PRESENTS THE BROADWAY PREMIERE OF CHOIR BOY.

THE PLAY IS BY TERRELL ALVIN McCAINNY WHO WON THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR THE FILM MOONLIGHT IN 2017.

THE PLAY MAKES ITS BROADWAY TRANSFER AFTER A SOLD OUT TWICE EXTENDEDS RUN OFF BROADWAY IN 2013.

CHOIR BOY IS SET AT A PREP SCHOOL, DEDICATED TO THE EDUCATION OF STRONG ETHICAL BLACK MEN.

THE DRAMA IS CENTERED ON THE INTELLIGENT, TALENTED AND CHARISMATIC LEADER OF THE CHOIR.

HE FACES DIFFICULT CHALLENGES AS A YOUNG GAY MAN WHO TRIES TO DO RIGHT IN THE FACE OF HOMOPHOBIA, AND THE SCHOOLS RIGID RULES.

EVERY TIME I TURN AROUND, THERE IS SOMETHING I HAVE DONE OR UNDONE THAT HAS ME CALL INTO QUESTION.

WOVEN THROUGH THE PLAY ARE CLASSIC SPIRITUALS THAT BRING TOGETHER THE OFTEN DIVIDED VOICES OF THE STUDENTS.

CHOIR BOY IS AT THE SAMUEL J.

FRIEDMAN THEATER.

> THAT'S THE NYC ARTS NEWS.

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