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What are the best things to do in NYC? In our New York City events calendar we've put together a list of NYC museums exhibits, free things to do in NYC, entertainment and sports - all the best NYC events. With so many fun things to do in NYC, you'll never want to leave!

Winter highlights in NYC include unparalleled exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History, Freedom Comprehensive Tour - Ground Zero 911 Memorial & Statue of Liberty, and so many more great NYC events! 

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American Museum of Natural History: Spiders Alive ExhibitSpiders Alive! Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History
Date: Through November 29, 2015
In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spiders’ anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live arachnids, including 16 spider species that range from the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world to the western black widow--the exhibition features larger-than-life models, videos, and fossils. Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Visitors will also be able to learn about spiders’ key characteristics; where spiders are found; how they are adapted to their environment; the roles they play in their ecosystems; and how scientists study spiders.

Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street
Date: September 5, 2015
Watch the greatest names in tennis at the richest tennis tournament and the last Grand Slam event of NYCVP has specially-priced tickets and vacations with accommodations at midtown Manhattan hotels over Labor Day Weekend! Your 2015 New York City US Open Tennis Tournament Vacation Includes: Accommodations for 2-nights or longer at a midtown Manhattan hotels like the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, tickets to 3rd round Men's and Women's action (reserved seats in Arthur Ashe Stadium Upper Promenade level) on Saturday, September 5, 2015, full Grounds Pass so you can view tennis in Louis Armstrong Stadium, Grandstand and all field courts, $25 per person in food, beverage and souvenirs at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and so many more free extras!
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NYC Freedom Comprehensive Tour - 9/11Freedom Comprehensive Tour - Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial & Statue of Liberty
Date: Daily at 9am
This tour combines a walking tour around the site of the former World Trade Center Twin Towers - Ground Zero - and a tour of historic Lower Manhattan.
The walking tour ends at Battery Park where you'll board the ferry to the Statue of Liberty.
Location: Tours depart from in front of the 53rd Street Gourmet Deli, 53rd Street between 6th & 7th Avenues

Date: Through September 7, 2015
Marvel’s AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) is a completely immersive experience that brings visitors into the world of Marvel's The Avengers. Visitors of all ages are granted S.H.I.E.L.D. access to the official S.T.A.T.I.O.N. headquarters and taken deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here visitors will have open access to a vast array of intelligence files, classified studies and experiments that explores the history and scientific origins of Marvel’s The Avengers. Visitors will also be given unprecedented access to some of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most highly guarded artifacts such as Captain America’s Birth Pod, the Tesseract Portal Device, Loki’s Scepter, a hermetically sealed Chitauri and more, recovered after the Battle of New York.
NASA, the Science & Entertainment Exchange (a program of the National Academy of Sciences), Neuroverse, and Thwacke are all collaborating on the Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Exhibition visitors will get the chance to map out the stars to find Asgard, learn to operate Iron Man’s suit, witness the neurological effects of Bruce Banner’s transformation into the Hulk, and physically test themselves against Captain America.
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Location: Discovery Times Square is located in the former New York Times Building on 44th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues, directly across from Shubert Alley

Date: Ongoing
The New-York Historical Society is proud to unveil our newly acquired and conserved Picasso. Pablo Picasso painted the stage curtain for the two-act ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (“El sombrero de tres picos” or “Le tricorne”). The ballet and curtain were commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev for his avant-garde, Paris-based Ballets Russes, the most influential ballet company of the twentieth-century. The ballet was choreographed by Léonide Massine with music by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. It premiered on July 22, 1919, at the Alhambra Theatre in London with sets, costume designs, and the monumental stage curtain created by Picasso. Picasso biographer John Richardson once called “Le Tricorne” the artist’s “supreme theatrical achievement.” The production, which was conceived by Diaghilev and Massine during a trip to Spain, was enhanced by its many Spanish collaborators, including Picasso who also designed the costumes and set for the ballet.
Location: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street 
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Jean-Micjel Cousteau's Secret Oceans at American Museum of Natural HistoryJean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean Movie at The American Museum of Natural History
Date: Ongoing
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean will be show in 2D at: 10:30 am and 12:30 pm; 3D digital showings at: 11:30 am; 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm; 4:30pm. 
Filmed over three years at locations around the world, including the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean (40 min.) is narrated by renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle.
Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, and marine biologist Holly Lohuis take viewers on a breathtaking journey underwater. Audiences will see more than 30 species of marine animals, including animals seldom seen by even the most experienced divers, such as Christmas tree worms, basket stars, banded cleaner shrimp, and fishes such as gobies and blennies. The footage illuminates behaviors of underwater animals captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra-HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control.
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Location:
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street 

Yoga in Bryant ParkBryant Park Yoga
Date: May 19-September 24, 2015, Tuesdays from 10-11am; Thursdays from 6-7pm
Bryant Park Yoga is returning for its 12th season! Stop by the park and join a Tuesday morning class or Thursday evening class in this flagship series presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. RSVP online; walk-ins are also welcome.
Location: Bryant Park, between 40th and 42nd Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues; Tuesdays on the Upper Terrace, Thursdays on the Lawn.

Good Morning American Summer Concert Series2015 "GMA" Concert Series on "Good Morning America"
Date:
May 22-September 4, 2015, every Friday 7-9am
"Good Morning America's" sizzling 2015 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to the Rumsey Playfield in New York City's Central Park, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. GMA's Concert Series lineup is filled with an exciting and eclectic mix of all the hottest and biggest names in music today. All concerts are free and open to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7-9am Eastern Time. Viewers interested in joining "GMA" in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6am when the park opens to the public. The summer 2015 GMA artists are:
May 22: Jessie J; May 29: Ed Sheeran;
June 5: Florence + the Machine; June 12: Jason Derulo; June 19: Adam Lambert; June 26: Dierks Bentley; July 3: Mika; July 10: Walk the Moon; July 17: TBD; July 24: Nicki Minaj; July 31: Hozier; August 7: Luke Bryan; August 14: TBD; August 21: 5 Seconds of Summer; August 28: TBD; September 4: Florida Georgia Line;
Location: Central Park, Rumsey Playfield - 69th Street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6am
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Toyota Concert Series on NBC's The Today Show in New York City2015 Toyota Concert Series on TODAY Show
Date: May 22-September 4, 2015, every Friday 7-9am
Fans and visitors are encouraged to join us on the plaza for the live performances, every Friday morning. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY's window-on-the-world studio. Fans should arrive by 6am for best viewing. The summer 2015 TODAY Show artists are:
May 22: Meghan Trainor; May 29: Pitbull; JUNE June 5: Charli XCX; June 12: Fall Out Boy; June 15 (*Monday): James Taylor; June 19: Nate Ruess; June 23: Janelle Monae and Wondaland; June 26: Imagine Dragons; July 3: Flo Rida; July 10: Carly Rae Jepsen; July 17: Alan Jackson; July 31: Jason Aldean; August TBD: Jennifer Lopez; August 12: Lunch Money Lewis; September 4: Brad Paisley

Location: 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza
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Museum of Modern Art - Young Architects ProgramYoung Architects Program (YAP) 2015 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Date: Through September 7, 2015
This exhibition features the five finalists’ proposals from the MoMA/MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP), and the five finalists from each of our affiliated programs—in Rome at the National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI), in Santiago, Chile (CONSTRUCTO), in Istanbul, Turkey (Istanbul Modern) and in Seoul, Korea (MMCA). Now in its 16th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 offers emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present creative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop highly innovative designs for a temporary outdoor installation that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling. The winning designs by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation (New York, NY) in Long Island City; CORTE (Rome, Italy) in Rome; PATTU (Istanbul, Turkey) in Istanbul; and Society of Architecture (Seoul, Korea) in Seoul will be on view throughout the summer in the courtyards of the respective museums, and in Santiago, Chile, from March through May 2016.
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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

American Museum of Natural History: Butterly ConservatoryThe Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History
Date:
September 5, 2015-May 29, 2016
This exhibition, an annual favorite, features up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The butterflies are housed in a vivarium that approximates their natural habitat, includes live flowering plants that serve as nectar sources, and features controlled artificial light, temperature, and humidity. Featured species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies. Text panels located immediately outside the vivarium offer information about the evolution and life cycle of butterflies, including explanations of mimicry, diversity, and butterflies’ important role in conservation.
Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street

Museum of Modern Art - Jacob LawrenceOne Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Works at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Date: Through September 7, 2015
In 1941, Jacob Lawrence, then just 23 years old, completed a series of 60 small tempera paintings with text captions about the Great Migration, the multi-decade mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North that started around 1915. Within months of its making, the series entered the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the Phillips Memorial Gallery (today The Phillips Collection), with each institution acquiring half of the panels. Lawrence’s work is now an icon in both collections, a landmark in the history of modern art, and a key example of the way that history painting was radically reimagined in the modern era. One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North reunites all 60 panels for the first time at MoMA in 20 years.
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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Museum of Modern Art - Yoko OnoYoko One: One Woman Show, 1960-1971 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Date: Through September 7, 2015
The Museum of Modern Art presents its first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the work of Yoko Ono, taking as its point of departure the artist’s unofficial MoMA debut in late 1971. At that time, Ono advertised her “one woman show,” titled Museum of Modern [F]art. However, when visitors arrived at the Museum there was little evidence of her work. According to a sign outside the entrance, Ono had released flies on the Museum grounds, and the public was invited to track them as they dispersed across the city. Now, over 40 years later, Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971 surveys the decisive decade that led up to Ono’s unauthorized exhibition at MoMA, bringing together approximately 125 of her early objects, works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings, and films, alongside rarely seen archival materials. A number of works invite interaction, including Painting to Be Stepped On (1960/1961) and Ono’s groundbreaking performance, Bag Piece (1964). The exhibition draws upon the 2008 acquisition of the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift, which added approximately 100 of Ono’s artworks and related ephemera to the Museum’s holdings.
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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues


Metropolitan Museum of Art: Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe ArtWarriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through September 7, 2015
The figures created by Mbembe master carvers from southeastern Nigeria are among the earliest and most visually dramatic wood sculptures preserved from sub-Saharan Africa. Created between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, and striking for their synthesis of intense rawness and poetry, these representations of seated figures—mothers nurturing their offspring and aggressive male warriors—were originally an integral part of monumental carved drums positioned at the epicenter of spiritual life, the heartbeat of Mbembe communities.
When these electrifying creations were presented for the first time in a Paris gallery in 1974, they immediately caught the attention of the art world. That exhibition was a groundbreaking event that revealed a tradition unlike any that had defined African art until then. Dispersed internationally among private and institutional collections, these works will be reunited in New York for the first time in this exhibition.

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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories ExhibitNatural Histories at the American Museum of Natural History
Date: Through September 13, 2015
Inspired by the book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, this exhibition includes 50 stunning images reproduced from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works, dating from the 16th to the early 20th century.
If a bizarre new species were discovered, would you want to see it? Fortunately, you could: on TV, on the Internet, in newspapers, and in magazines. But before modern technology, curiosity was not so easily satisfied. As European explorers came into contact with fascinating animals, plants, land formations and human cultures, their descriptions made the public back home yearn for a glimpse. Illustrated books, like those featured in the exhibition, provided a window. 
Reproductions of illustrations include works by celebrated artists Albrecht Durer, Joseph Wolf, Moses Harris, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Maria Sibylla Merian.
Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street  

Museum of the City of New York - Saving Place: 50 Years of NYC LandmarksSaving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks at the Museum of the City of New York
Date: Through September 13, 2015
Many believe New York’s pioneering Landmarks Law, enacted in April 1965, was the key factor in the rebirth of New York in the final quarter of the 20th century. It fostered pride in neighborhoods and resulted in neighborhood preservation in every borough, connecting and motivating residents and bringing new economic life to older communities. It ensured that huge swaths of the city remain a rich complex of new and old. It also ensured the creative re-use of countless buildings. At the same time, a new body of important architecture has emerged as architects, clients, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission devised innovative solutions for the renovation of landmark buildings and for new buildings in historic districts. The law spawned creativity in architects’ responses to building preservation that has enhanced the cityscape in all five boroughs.
Presented to celebrate the law's fiftieth anniversary, Saving Place will be organized by Donald Albrecht, the City Museum's Curator of Architecture and Design and Andrew S. Dolkart, the Director of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University, with consulting curator Seri Worden, Director of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation.
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Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.


Museum of the City of New York: Hip Hop RevolutionHip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper at the Museum of the City of New York
Date: Through September 27, 2015
Hip-Hop Revolution presents more than 80 photographs taken between 1977 and 1990 by three preeminent New York-based photographers - Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper - who documented hip hop from its pioneering days through its emergence into mainstream popular culture.
Hip-hop culture, incorporating such elements as DJing, rapping, and breaking (dancing), was born on the streets of New York City in the 1970s and grew to have a global impact on music, dance, and fashion. The exhibition showcases the experiences of each photographer during these seminal years, as DJs, MCs, and b-boys (breakdancers) were continually innovating, developing new forms of self-expression. The work of these photographers - featuring early figures Afrika Bambaata, Kool Herc, and Cold Crush Brothers, breakers (or b-boys) like Rock Steady Crew, and breakout acts such as Run DMC and the Beastie Boys - form a broad survey of a movement that is indelibly linked to New York City and still has a resounding influence today.
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Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

Museum of Modern Art - Gilbert and GeorgeGilbert & George: The Early Years at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Date:
Through September 27, 2015
Since the beginning of their collaboration, in the late 1960s, British sculptors Gilbert & George have aimed to become the work of art—elevating their daily activities to expressions of creativity and casting themselves as “living sculptures.” The exhibition Gilbert & George: The Early Years builds upon MoMA’s extensive holdings of the artists’ dynamic work, focusing on their career from 1969 to 1976. The first American museum show in over 30 years dedicated to this defining decade in their production, the installation features two major, large-scale “Charcoal on Paper Sculptures”: To Be With Art Is All We Ask (1970) and The Tuileries (1974). The exhibition also incorporates ephemeral materials and video works drawn from the collections of multiple Museum departments.

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Location: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Discovering Japanese ArtDiscovering Japanese Art: American Collectors at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 27, 2015
The 2015 centennial of the Department of Asian Art offers an ideal opportunity to explore the history of the Museum's collection of Japanese art. Showcasing more than two hundred masterworks of every medium, this exhibition will tell the story of how the Museum built its comprehensive collection of Japanese art beginning in the early 1880s, when it owned just a small, eclectic array of Japanese decorative arts.
Spanning ancient to modern times, the exhibition will explore the trends that shaped art collecting and the reception of Japanese art in the United States. Moreover, it will shed light on key American collectors and curators whose passion for Japanese art helped the Museum build its world-class collection.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Museum of Modern Art - Messing with MoMAMessing with MoMA: Critical Interventions at the Museum of Modern Art, 1939-Now
Date: Through September 28, 2015
As an institution dedicated to ever-changing art forms, MoMA consistently attracts direct engagement. This exhibition documents seven decades of interventions by artists, the general public, and even MoMA staff, ranging from manifestos and conceptual gestures to protests and performances. “Messing” connotes the variety of these actions, which question, play with, provoke, subvert, and comment on the paradox of institutionalizing radical art.
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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Museum of Modern Art MoMA - Grete Stern, "Dreams No 1"From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola at the Museum of Modern Art
Date: Through October 4, 2015
As an institution dedicated to ever-changing art forms, MoMA consistently attracts direct engagement. This exhibition documents seven decades of interventions by artists, the general public, and even MoMA staff, ranging from manifestos and conceptual gestures to protests and performances. “Messing” connotes the variety of these actions, which question, play with, provoke, subvert, and comment on the paradox of institutionalizing radical art.
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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Hungarian TreasureHungarian Treasure: Silver from the Nicolas M. Salgo Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through October 4, 2015
Nicolas M. Salgo (1915–2005), a Hungarian native and former United States ambassador to Budapest, was fascinated by the art of the goldsmith in Hungarian culture and formed his own "treasury" by collecting pieces that are individual and unique. This exhibition will celebrate the gift to the Metropolitan Museum of the major part of the silver collection assembled by this focused collector over three decades.
This large collection of silver—about 120 pieces, most dating from the fifteenth to the late eighteenth century—comprises a variety of types with especially refined appearance and high levels of craftsmanship, representing Hungarian silver at its best.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Date: Ongoing
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition will ignite fans of the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise as never before. Immersive themed environments, hundreds of authentic costumes and props, and highly interactive digital and hands-on experiences will invite visitors to step inside and explore the world of Panem as created by the films. Guests will follow Katniss Everdeen's inspirational journey, from her humble beginnings in District 12 to her emergence as the Mockingjay, sparking curiosity and excitement, as the real-world themes underpinning the stories and the technological wizardry and amazing artistry that carried them to the screen are revealed.
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Location: Discovery Times Square is located in the former New York Times Building on 44th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues, directly across from Shubert Alley

Museum of Modern Art - Photographs by Shunk-KenderArt on Camera: Photographs by Skunk-Kender, 1960-1971 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Date: Through October 4, 2015
In 2013, The Museum of Modern Art acquired over 600 works from the Shunk-Kender Photography Collection as a gift of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. The donation established a consortium across five institutions—the Getty Research Institute, the National Gallery of Art, Centre Pompidou, Tate, and MoMA—that together received the full archive of photographic material by Harry Shunk (German, 1924–2006) and János Kender (Hungarian, 1937–2009), who worked collaboratively under the name Shunk-Kender from the late 1950s to the early 1970s.
This exhibition presents a selection of remarkable photographs by Shunk-Kender from the Museum’s collection, including five photographs of Yves Klein’s landmark work Leap into the Void (1960)—the iconic image that was published in Klein’s Dimanche-Le Journal d’un seul jour on November 27, 1960 (and distributed throughout Paris), along with four additional, and little-known, distinct views of the performance. Also featured are numerous photographs of Yayoi Kusama’s astonishing New York performances of 1968, including Mirror Performance—an ecstatic gathering of costumed, painted, and nude bodies within one of Kusama’s mirrored chambers—and multiple iterations of The Anatomic Explosion, in which dancers stripped and posed in front of the New York Stock Exchange and other Wall Street–area locations in an unconventional artistic protest against the Vietnam War.
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Location:Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Metropolitan Museum of Art: SargentSargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through October 4, 2015

Throughout his career, the celebrated American painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) created exceptional portraits of artists, writers, actors, dancers, and musicians, many of whom were his close friends. As a group, these portraits—many of which were not commissioned—are often highly charged, intimate, witty, idiosyncratic, and more experimental than his formal portraiture. Brilliant works of art and penetrating character studies, they are also records of relationships, influences, aspirations, and allegiances.
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends brings together about ninety of the artist's paintings and drawings of members of his impressive artistic circle. The individuals seen through Sargent's eyes represent a range of leading figures in the creative arts of the time such as artists Claude Monet and Auguste Rodin, writers Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James, and the actor Ellen Terry, among others. The exhibition features some of Sargent's most celebrated full-length portraits (Dr. Pozzi at Home, Hammer Museum), his dazzling subject paintings created in the Italian countryside (Group with Parasols, The Middleton Family Collection), and brilliant watercolors (In the Generalife, The Metropolitan Museum of Art) alongside lesser-known portrait sketches of his intimate friends (Vernon Lee, 1881, Tate). The exhibition explores the friendships between Sargent and his artistic sitters, as well as the significance of these relationships to his life and art.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Activist New York at the Museum of the City of New YorkActivist New York Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York
Date: Ongoing 
Activist New York explores the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present. In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, citizens of the city have banded together on issues as diverse as historic preservation, civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom. Using artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components that seek to tell the entire story of activism in the five boroughs, Activist New York presents the passions and conflicts that underlie the city's history of agitation.
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Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

Museum of the City of New York, NYC Marathon The Greatest Race: New York's Marathon at the Museum of the City of New York
Date: Opens October 19, 2015
The juried exhibition will present both photographs documenting runners and the neighborhoods and fans who line city streets and have turned Marathon Sunday into a unique five-borough spectacle and cultural event. This year’s race on November 1 will be the 44th annual event, and more than a million runners have crossed the finish line during that history.
The Greatest Race: New York’s Marathon
will largely focus on the recent past, although examples of great photographs dating back decades will also be considered. The exhibition project is being directed by the City Museum’s curator of photographs Sean Corcoran. Photographs can depict the wide spectrum of experiences and locations along the marathon route, as well as preparations for the race. Besides photographs of the race and surrounding events, a small number of objects may be considered for display in the exhibition, and photographs of marathon-related ephemera can also be submitted.

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NY Historical Society Al Hirschfeld
Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003) brought a set of visual conventions to the task of performance portraiture when he made his debut in 1926. His signature work, defined by a linear calligraphic style made his name a verb to be "Hirschfelded" was a sign that one has arrived. Now for the first time, nine decades of his art are collected in The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld documenting Hirschfeld's life and career and, to a great extent, the history of the performing arts in the twentieth century and beyond.  
The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld examines his influences, his iconography, and his techniques, from his earliest works to his last drawings. Visitors will have the opportunity to trace this unique artist's evolution by viewing his own body of work, including drawings, paintings, selections from sketchbooks, ephemera, and video. The exhibition is being organized in partnership with the Al Hirschfeld Foundation and is guest-curated by David Leopold, the Foundation's Archivist.
Location: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street 

Date: Through October 12, 2015
"She sails like a bird," the Marquis de Lafayette wrote about the Hermione, the ship that carried him and a decisive stache of arms across the Atlantic in aid of the nascent American Revolution. During the summer of 2015, a reconstructed Hermione returns to America, leaving from France and spending the weekend of the Fourth of July in New York. The New-York Historical Society exhibition focuses on both the recreated ship and Lafayette himself, the Boy General whose close friendship with George Washington and diplomatic networks in Paris helped win the war. The show focuses on Lafayette's early years from his initial advocacy on behalf of the Revolution in the late 1770s to the Hermione's voyage in 1780 and the events leading to the British surrender at Yorktown in 1781.
Location: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street 

Museum of the City of New York: Paul RandEverything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand at the Museum of the City of New York
Date: Through October 13, 2015
"Everything is Design. Everything!" - Paul Rand
Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand features more than 150 advertisements, posters, corporate brochures, and books by this master of American design. It was Rand who most creatively brought European avant-garde art movements such as Cubism and Constructivism to graphic design in the United States. His philosophy, as expressed in his work and writings, including the recently republished 1947 Thoughts on Design, argued that visual language should integrate form and function. Born in Brooklyn in humble circumstances, Rand (1914-1996) launched his career in the 1930s with magazine cover design and, starting in the early 1940s, he worked as an art director on Madison Avenue, where he helped revolutionize the advertising profession. He later served as design consultant to leading corporations like IBM, ABC, UPS, and Steve Jobs's NeXT, for whom he conceived comprehensive visual communications systems, ranging from packaging to building signage, all grounded in recognizable logos, many of which are still in use today. Rand’s influence was extended by students he taught at Yale University. His visually stimulating, yet problem-solving, approach to graphic design attracted devoted admirers during his own lifetime and he remains influential today.

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Museum of Modern Art - Andy WarholAndy Warhol: Campbell's Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953-1967 at the Museum of Modern Art
Date: Through October 18, 2015
Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans is the signature work in the artist’s career and a landmark in MoMA’s collection. The 1962 series of 32 paintings is the centerpiece of an exhibition focusing on Warhol’s work during the crucial years between 1953 and 1967. The Soup Cans mark a breakthrough for Warhol, when he began to apply his seminal strategies of serial repetition and reproduction to key subjects derived from American commodity culture. Warhol also developed his signature use of the flat, uniform aesthetic of photo-screenprinting just after he completed the Soup Cans. For the first time at MoMA, the 32 Soup Cans are shown in a line (rather than a grid), echoing the way they were first exhibited at the Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, in 1962. The exhibition also includes drawings and illustrated books Warhol made in the 1950s, when he started his career as a commercial artist, and other paintings, prints, and sculptures from the 1960s, when he became a beacon of the Pop art movement.
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