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Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Museum of Modern Art

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Ground Zero Museum Workshop


Current Events: Bronx Museum of the Arts | Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
 


New York City Museums, Arts and Cultural Choices

 
Alice Austen House Museum & Garden
American Folk Art Museum
American Museum of Natural History
Asia Society and Museum
Avery Fisher Hall
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn Museum
Central Park Conservancy
Central Park Zoo
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Children's Museum of the Arts
China Institute Gallery
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Dia Art Foundation
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
El Museo del Barrio
Fisher Landau Center for Art
Forbes Magazine Galleries
Fraunces Tavern & Museum
Frick Collection
Green-Wood Cemetery
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
Harbor Defense Museum
International Center of Photography
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Japan Society Gallery
Jewish Children's Museum
John A. Noble Museum for Maritime History
King Manor Museum
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Louis Armstrong House Museum
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Maritime Industry Museum at Univ of NY
Merchant's House Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Opera House
Morgan Library & Museum
Morris-Jumel Mansion & Museum
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Museum at Eldridge Street
Museum for African Art

Museum Mile
Museum of Arts and Design
Museum of Biblical Art / American Bible Society
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
Museum of FIT
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum of Mathematics
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Sex
Museum of the City of New York
Museum of the Moving Image
National Academy of Design Museum/School of Fine Arts
National Museum of the American Indian
National September 11 Memorial Museum
Neue Galerie New York
New Museum of Contemporary Art
New York Aquarium
New York City Fire Museum
New York City Opera

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Visitors Guide to the Museum Mile
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Museum Events & Exhibits
View a monthly list of The Bronx Museum sponsored events, and other museums' events and exhibits.

Museum Events-Exhibits

The Morgan Library & Museum Official Website

29 East 36th Street, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 685-0008

 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts Official Website

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456
phone: 718-681-6000

February Events

READINGS & CONVERSATIONS
Wednesday, February 3, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum for a very special reading of Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century with co-editor Erika DeSimone. The celebration of Black History continues with BRONX:AFRICA, a multi-disciplinary arts exhibition at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College.
FIRST FRIDAYS! CARNEGIE HALL NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERTS FEATURING CHRIS WASHBURNE AND THE SYOTOS BAND
Friday, February 5, 6:00pm to 10:00pm; Concert begins 7:30pm


Carnegie Hall comes to The Bronx! Join us for a special performance by trombonist Chris Washburne and his innovative Latin jazz group the SYOTOS Band.
FRIENDS OF MARTIN WONG EXHIBITION TOUR: JULIE AULT AND ALEX FIALHO
Saturday, February 6, Meet at 3:00pm in the North Wing Lobby


Sergio Bessa leads a guided tour and discussion with Julie Ault— founding member of the artists’ collective Group Material (1979–1996) and an enthusiastic follower and friend of Martin Wong’s work since the early 1980s —and Alex Fialho—programs manager at Visual AIDS, an organization dedicated to utilizing art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue and supporting HIV+ artists.
OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, February 10, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Board of Trustees of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Chairperson Laura Blanco and Executive Director Holly Block cordially invite you to the opening reception forMichelle Stuart, Theatre of Memory: Photographic Works.
5:00pm - Bronx Museum Members Tour of the exhibition with Michelle Stuart and guest curator Gregory Volk. RSVP to membership@bronxmuseum.org or call (718) 681-6000 ext. 120.
FAMILY AFFAIR: NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU
Saturday, February 13, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate Valentine's Day at The Bronx Museum of the Arts! Join us for an afternoon filled with art activities for the entire family.
Pre-register here.
For children 12 and under with parent/guardian
LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: YEAR OF THE MONKEY
Saturday, February 20, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Celebrate this popular Chinese holiday with costumed folk dances and authentic music, presented by the New York Chinese Cultural Center. Youth will learn traditional techniques of paper cutting and calligraphy with hands-on art activities at 2:00pm, before the performances begin at 3:00pm. Produced in collaboration with the New York Chinese Cultural Center.


China Institute Exhibition Official Website

125 East 65th St, New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-744-8181

2016 Events


Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Official Website

338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone: 718-987-3500

The Museum is open every Wednesday – Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Our upcoming events include:

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of its incorporation with a Gala event on Friday, September 25th, 2015 at the Excelsior Grand, 2380 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island. The event will honor Beverly Garcia-Anderson, Immediate Past President of the Board of Trustees and the Staten Island Foundation. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased by calling 718-987-3500. The event will include dinner, cocktails, music, dancing, and raffles. The dress is Black-tie optional.

All film screenings are free with regular Museum admission of $6 Adults/ $4 Students and Seniors. We are pleased to continue the Saturday morning meditation classes each Saturday at 11:30 AM. For additional information, please visit our website. The fee for the class is $12/$10 for members. See complete events calendar.

2016 Events: See Events Calendar.

Saturday, February 6, 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Please joins us for a very special presentation by Pema Wangyal about the Cultural Traditions of Losar. The lecture will begin at 3:00 PM and guests will have the opportunity to sample Tibetan Butter Tea. Pema Wangyal was born in Eastern Tibet and is a graduate with a degree in Buddhist Studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. He is a translator for many lamas translating their teachings from Tibetan into English and Chinese. He currently works as a research Analyst at the International Campaign for Tibet in Washington DC. Free with museum admission $6/$4 students and seniors.

Saturday, February 13, 11:30 AM. Please join us for our morning Meditation class with Ven. Thupten Phuntsok. $12/$10 for members.

Saturday, February 13, Sunday, February 14, and Sunday, Feb 28, 2:00 PM. Please join us for a screening of Silent Holy Stones, a feature film by Pema Tseden, the first Tibetan graduate of the Beijing Film Academy.This film follows a young lama assigned for the Tibetan New Year to attend the seven-year-old living Buddha (Tulku) of a mountain monastery. The young lamas try to balance their strict training with explorations of the outside world through the novelty of television and make some surprising choices. Free with museum admission $6/$4 students and seniors.

Saturday, February 20, 4:00 PM, Join us for Tai Chi with Bob Murphy. Class will be held outdoors if weather permits. $12/$10 members.

Sunday, February 21, 2:00 PM. Join us for a screening of Torma: Ancient Butter Sculpture. This film explores butter sculpture's origins, meanings, and techniques through interviews and the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa's creations for a major prayer festival in Bodhgaya, India. Free with museum admission.

Public Programs at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York City Councilmembers Steven Matteo and Debi Rose. We are also grateful to our members, friends, and visitors for your support of our events.

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
phone: 917-492-3492,
mmontalvo@mcny.org

 

Japan Society Official Web Site

333 East 47th Street, New York, NY  10017
phone: 212-715-1258, email: LProgram@japansociety.org

02/19/2016
Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion

phone: 212-715-1258, email: LProgram@japansociety.org

Kouichi Fujii, President of the hundred-year-old kimono textile company Fujii Shibori in Kyoto, will be here to discuss the history and delicate process of producing kimono by master craftsmen, as well as the opportunities for global acceptance.
02/29/16
The Prince of Kabuki: Ebizo Ichikawa

phone: 212-715-1258, email: LProgram@japansociety.org

In anticipation of his project Grand Japan Theater's first performance at Carnegie Hall on March 1st, An Evening of Japanese Traditional Theatre, Ebizo Ichikawa XI, takes the stage at Japan Society for a conversation about his career and the traditions of kabuki theater. Known as the “prince of kabuki,” Ebizo began his training at the age of five, and has appeared on television and in films as well as on kabuki stages both in Japan and abroad. The eleventh holder of the Ebizo name, he is heir to the Ichikawa clan of actors, which traces its lineage back to the famous Danjuro I in the late 17th century. Ebizo will be joined by hayashikata (kabuki musician) Denjiro Tanaka VII, and other kabuki performers for the discussion. The program will also include an on-stage demonstration of kabuki makeup application.

Moderated by Dr. Samuel Leiter, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY.
03/22/16
How Japanese Cars Changed the World: An Insider’s Look
phone: 212-715-1258

Japan brought us the hybrid car, the Gran Turismo driving game, drifting, Speed Racer, and now the world’s first production fuel-cell car. Japanese innovations inspired high-end European automakers to realize more reliable, better handling cars. Tokyo-based motor journalist, World Car Awards’ Chairman and host of the international car show ‘Samurai Wheels,’ Peter Lyon examines the highlights of Japan’s car industry, its successes, failures and the latest technologies including artificial intelligence, pedestrian safety and autonomous driving. Followed by a reception.

Tues., March 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Tickets $13/$10 Japan Society members, seniors & students

Featured NYC Museum

Ground Zero Museum Workshop ToursGround Zero Museum Workshop
Images & Artifacts from the Recovery by Gary Marlon Suson, the Official Photographer at Ground Zero
"RARE PHOTOS" - The New York Times
Open Monday-Sunday; Daily Tours
420 West 14th Street, Floor 2
New York City, New York 10014
Tickets: Call Zerve (212) 209-3370
The museum features stunning images, artifacts and video from the Recovery at Ground Zero.
 


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