City Museums of Science, History, Culture & Arts
There is something for everyone in the Big Apple, from a real aircraft carrier museum the Intrepid to the smaller more intimate 19th Century Frick Collection all the way up to the Grand Daddy of all New York museums the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Spend a little time on this section of the site and you can make your next visit a memorable one.
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New York City
Museums, Arts and Cultural Choices
|January 23 through June 7, 2015
Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation
This exhibition focuses on Abraham
Lincoln’s mastery of language and how his words changed the course of history. Today,
nearly 150 years after the end of the Civil War, he remains an exemplar of exalted
leadership in a time of great crisis and people the world over continue to look to him
as a standard-bearer for principled governance. Lincoln Speaks explores Lincoln as a
writer and public speaker whose eloquence shaped the nation and the world, in his time
and in ours.
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456
Sunday, March 29, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Executive Director Holly Block and the Bronx Museum's Board of
Trustees cordially invite you to attend the opening of our spring season. Music by DJ
Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Readings & Conversations: Bronx Memoir Project
Wednesday, April 1, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum and hear a reading of excerpts from the
book Bronx Memoir Project: Volume 1 by Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez.
The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and the Bronx Writers Center released the book, an
unprecedented collection of over fifty fragments of Bronx memoirs, as penned by the
borough's residents, spanning generations, continents, languages, cultures and themes.
Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
Back in the Bronx featuring Arlene Alda
Saturday, April 4, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Author and photographer Arlene Alda joins us for a signing of her new book Just Kids
from the Bronx. Alda will share personal anecdotes about growing up in the borough, and
read excerpts and sign copies of her book. Rick Meyerowitz, Bronxite and New Yorker
cartoonist featured in Alda’s book, will be a special guest. Lunch by David Greco’s
Arthur Avenue Caterers is included in the ticket purchase.
Free admission for Bronx Museum members; $10 lunch for non-members.
Bronx Stories: In Celebration of National Poetry Month
Friday, April 17, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Join us for an evening of poetry inspired by the Bronx and works of art on view. Make
your voice heard in our open mic. Produced in collaboration with poet, author, and Bronx
Museum Community Advisory Council member Monica S. Martinez. Performances by poets El
David, Julissa Rodriguez, and Tony Watts aka Mental Sins.
Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
125 East 65th St, New York, NY 10065
Mao's Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution
September 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015
Around half a century ago during the Cultural
Revolution (1966 – 1976), China was in a political “mango-fever.” In 1968, after
receiving a gift of mangoes from the visiting Pakistani foreign minister, Mao Zedong
sent the fruit to the “Worker-Peasant Mao Zedong Thought Propaganda Teams.” It coincided
with a turning point in the Cultural Revolution from student-leading to
worker-peasant-leading. Mangoes, an unfamiliar fruit at that time in China, became a
temporary political symbol of Chairman Mao’s benevolence and love for the people.
Illustrations and photos of mangoes appeared in publications, paintings, posters and
badges, as well as on everyday objects such as mirrors, quilt covers and enamelware. Wax
mango models were displayed in glass boxes to express respect for Mao, along with
circumstances of the gift printed in red on the cases. By showcasing over 80
mango-related objects, Mao’s Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution will explore the
interaction o f material culture and politics during this period.
China Institute Gallery is open daily from 10AM - 5PM, and stays open with FREE
ADMISSION until 8PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Regular admission cost is $7 for adults,
$4 for students and seniors, and children under 12 are free.
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
338 Lighthouse Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
The Museum is open every Thursday – Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM during the month of February.
Our upcoming events include:
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
|February 7th and February 22nd –
Film Screening: Silent Holy Stones, 2:00 PM.
Join us for a film screening of Silent Holy Stones, a feature film by Pema Tseden, the
first Tibetan graduate of the Beijing Film Academy. The film follows a young lama
assigned for Tibetan New Year to attend to 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
Community Reading: King Gesar of Ling, 2:00 PM.
We are pleased to welcome Staten Island OutLOUD for a community reading of King Gesar of
Ling in honor of Tibetan New Year. The Museum will also serve traditional Tibetan momos
(dumplings) and the reading will be followed by a screening of Silent Holy Stones. This
program is free and open to the public.
|March 1st, and March 15th
Film Screening: Buddha’s Painter, 2:00 PM.
Join us for a screening of Buddha’s Painter. From the producer/director Thomas Gonschior,
this film traces the resurgence of Buddhist Art in Mongolia by the Master Artist
Purevbat and his disciples.
|March 8th and 22nd
Film Screening: Shining Spirit, 2:00 PM.
Join us for a screening of this film which documents a recording project that brings
together the family of Jamyang Yeshi through music and the use of multi-tracking
recording technology. With the help of Western friends, Jamyang, in exile in Canada, and
his brother Tsundue, in exile in the United States, join voices with the family they
left behind in Tibet.
Featured NYC Museum
Ground 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
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