To Quench the Thirst of New Yorkers – The Croton Aqueduct at 175

Croton Aqueduct at 175 - MCNY

September 25, 2017 at 10:00am – 6:00pm

Uncover the hidden history of New York’s original water source, buried beneath the city.

On October 14, 1842, New Yorkers lined the streets to watch the largest parade that the young city had ever seen. The occasion celebrated a new sight in New York: fountains spraying clean, fresh water into the late fall air. The Croton Aqueduct, an unparalleled engineering feat, had finally been completed, bringing water from the Croton River through 41 miles of masonry, fed by gravity alone. For a city surrounded by brackish, polluted waterways, underserved by public water pumps, prone to fire, and plagued by epidemics of water-borne disease, the fountains were indeed a sight to see, and they pointed to a future where clean water was an everyday aspect of city life.

To Quench the Thirst of New Yorkers: The Croton Aqueduct at 175 traces the history of this remarkable water system. The exhibition showcases the letters and drawings of Fayette B. Tower, a young engineer who worked on the aqueduct, and features newly commissioned photographs by Nathan Kensinger, tracing the aqueduct’s route and revisiting sights that Tower had sketched nearly two centuries before. On view until December 31, 2017.

Cost: Suggested Admission: Adults: $18; Seniors, Students: $12 (with I.D.); Under age 20: Free; and for Members: Free.

Museum of the City of the New York
1220 Fifth Avenue between 103rd and 104th Street
New York, NY 10029

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Harlem Arts Stroll

August 19, 2017, September 16. 2017 and October 21, 2017 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Harlem_Arts_Stroll_2017Harlem Arts Stroll is an innovative collaboration of galleries, art spaces and businesses in West Harlem from 110th Street to 160th Street from Lenox Avenue to Amsterdam Avenue from June to October 2017 featuring the curated work of artists, designers and makers on the 3rd Saturday of each month including Saturday, August 19th, Saturday, September 16th and concluding on Saturday, October 21st.

The goal of the arts stroll is to introduce artists to the public, encourage the public to come and see art on a monthly basis and drive traffic to all the participants in the summer and fall months.

Art gallery, spaces and businesses include Arts Horizons – LeRoy Neiman Art Center, Harlem Needle Arts, Gadson Gallery, La Maison d’Art, Calabar Gallery, Neighborhood Women’s Collective, and many others.

Cost: FREE

Contact: Atim Oton
Phone: 6469645062

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Rhythm and Power: Salsa in New York

Rhythm and Power - Salsa in New York - MCNY - opens June 14 2017

June 14 to November 26, 2017 | 10:00am – 6:00pm

Illuminating salsa as a social movement from the 1960s to today.

The story of New York salsa—an up-tempo performance of percussive Latin music and Afro-Caribbean-infused dance— is one of cultural fusion, artistry, and skilled marketing. Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York illuminates salsa as a social movement from the 1960s to the present, exploring how immigrant and migrant communities in New York City—most notably from Cuba and Puerto Rico—nurtured and developed salsa, growing it from a local movement playing out in the city’s streets and clubs into a global phenomenon. The exhibition also looks at the role of record companies and stores in supporting and promoting the movement, and salsa’s often-overlooked ties to activism in the city. Rhythm & Power features dance costumes and musical instruments from some of salsa’s leading figures, as well as audio and video that bring the sounds and movement of salsa to life. Exhibition closes on November 26, 2017.

Cost: Suggested admission: Adults: $18; Seniors, Students (with I.D.): $12; Under 20 Yrs and Members: Free. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets

New York, NY  10029
Phone: 212-534-1672

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AIDS Art and Activism Today

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June 7, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join us for a discussion considering the legacy of HIV/AIDS activism in the ‘80s and ‘90s and how activists and artists continue to develop new models of treatment, prevention, and campaigns today. This program delves into the themes of our upcoming exhibition AIDS at Home: Art and Activism.

Avram Finkelstein, founding member of the Silence=Death Project, ACT UP, and Gran Fury;  Kia LaBeija, multidisciplinary artist, HIV/AIDS activist, and Overall Mother of the House of LaBeija; Reed Vreeland, Director of Policy, Housing Works; and
Sarah Schulman (moderator), novelist, playwright, and journalist.

Cost: $10 for adults | $5 for seniors, students & educators (with ID), and Museum members. Includes Museum admission. Attention Members: To receive your discount, click on the “Buy Tickets” button online, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page. Groups of 10 or more get discounts and priority seating, email or call us at or 917-492-3395.

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets

New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-534-1672

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LGBTQ Family Day Celebration

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June 4, 11:00am

Celebrate Pride month at the Museum of the City of New York! Join us for a family day of gender non-binary play and celebration. Explore the exhibition Activist New York, which reveals how New Yorkers have worked towards equality from the Stonewall Riots of 1969 through today. Enjoy prideful stories, hands-on art activities, and tasty snacks. All and allies are welcome!

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Programs are designed for adults and children to complete the activities together.

Cost: Free with Museum admission. Registration suggested, though not required.

Museum of City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets

New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-534-1672

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Making Black Lives Matter: Tracing the Role of Women in the Black Radical Tradition

May 16, 2017 | 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Women have always been essential to black activism and black political thought, and activist practices and principles in use today can be directly traced to the leadership of women such as Ella Baker, Assata Shakur, and Audre Lorde. But the importance of women’s contributions often gets relegated to a historical footnote, in marked contrast to the treatment of the leadership of black men.

Drawing on archival research, oral history, and his work as an organizer in the Movement for Black Lives, Christopher Paul Harris will examine the black radical tradition by centering the ideas of the women who played a critical role in shaping it. Attendees will come away with a richer understanding of the history of black politics and activism, the fundamental role of women within it, and the way the combination helps explain ideas coming out of the Movement for Black Lives.

This discussion is part of the series Activism Under the Lens: Educator Evenings at the Museum of the City of New York. The events are geared towards educators but open to all with interest in the topics.

Educators will learn about sources in the exhibitions Activist New York and New York at Its Core available to support their students’ learning in the Museum and online. Participants will leave with resources for the classroom and a letter of attendance for 1.5 hours of professional development.

Light refreshments will be served.

Cost: Free with RSVP

Museum of the City Of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Street

New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-534-1672

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A.I.R. Gallery

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May 1, 2017 –  October 1, 2017 | Saturdays and Sundays

A.I.R. is a cooperative, women’s gallery that has operated in NYC since 1974. The exhibition at Governors Island includes work by the New York gallery artists, by national affiliates and by gallery fellows as well.

Open: Saturdays and Sundays | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Closed: Monday to Friday

Cost: FREE

Governors Island

New York, NY 11231

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Taming Traders: Origins of the New York Stock Exchange

Taming Traders - Origins of New York Stock Exchange - exhibition ends June 11 2017

March 31 – June 11, 2017

On May 17, 1792―under a buttonwood tree, the site of street trading at the time―24 stock brokers signed an agreement that regulated aspects of trading, thus creating the New York Stock Exchange. Before then, in the early days of the new republic when the United States was deeply in debt, it was Alexander Hamilton’s job as the first Secretary of the Treasury to persuade his colleagues in the first Congress that debt could be a beneficial commodity that could be sold and traded. But rampant speculation in war debt and bank stock turned to financial panic and provided the cautionary backdrop for the drafting of the Buttonwood Agreement in May 1792, which would change global commerce forever.

On the 225th anniversary of the New York Stock Exchange, Taming Traders: Origins of the New York Stock Exchange charts the development of this crucial trading institution. Objects on display include early bond and stock certificates, correspondence, portraits of traders, and views of Wall Street and the Tontine Coffee House. Also on view will be video clips from New-York Historical’s major oral history project, “Remembering Wall Street, 1950-1980.” The exhibition is curated by Dr. Michael Ryan, New-York Historical vice president and director of the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library. Exhibition closes June 11, 2017.

Cost: Adults: $20; Seniors/Educators/Active Military: $15; Students: $12; Children (5-13 yrs old): $6 and Children 4 yrs and under: FREE. Museum galleries and Museum store Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday – 10am-6pm; Friday – 10am-8pm; Sunday – 11am-5pm; and Monday – CLOSED.

New York Historical Society

170 Central Park West at 77th Street

New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 873-3400

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We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965 – 1985

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Friday, April 21 to September 17, 2017 | 11:00am – 6:00pm

Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period.

Presenting a diverse group of artists and activists who lived and worked at the intersections of avant-garde art worlds, radical political movements, and profound social change, the exhibition features a wide array of work, including conceptual, performance, film, and video art, as well as photography, painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

The artists represented in the exhibition include Emma Amos, Camille Billops, Kay Brown, Vivian E. Browne, Linda Goode Bryant, Beverly Buchanan, Carole Byard, Elizabeth Catlett, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Ayoka Chenzira, Christine Choy and Susan Robeson, Blondell Cummings, Julie Dash, Pat Davis, Jeff Donaldson, Maren Hassinger, Janet Henry, Virginia Jaramillo, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Lisa Jones, Loïs Mailou Jones, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Carolyn Lawrence, Samella Lewis, Dindga McCannon, Barbara McCullough, Ana Mendieta, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O’Grady, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Alva Rogers, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Coreen Simpson, Lorna Simpson, Ming Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems.

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 is organized by Catherine Morris, Sackler Family Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, and Rujeko Hockley, former Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong series of ten exhibitions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Museum hours: Wed to Sun: 11am to 6pm; Thurs: 11am to 10pm; and First Saturday of the Month (except September).

Cost: Adults: $16; Student with valid ID & Adults 62 and over: $10; Members and 19 yrs and under: Free.

Brooklyn Museum of Art

200 Eastern Parkway

New York, NY 11238

Phone: (718) 638-5000





Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

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Saturday, April 15 to August 13, 2017| 10:30am – 5:30pm

Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

Making Space shines a spotlight on the stunning achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). In the postwar era, societal shifts made it possible for larger numbers of women to work professionally as artists, yet their work was often dismissed in the male dominated art world, and few support networks existed for them. Abstraction dominated artistic practice during these years, as many artists working in the aftermath of World War II sought an international language that might transcend national and regional narratives—and for women artists, additionally, those relating to gender.

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition features more than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints, textiles, and ceramics by some 50 artists. Within a trajectory that is at once loosely chronological and synchronous, it includes works that range from the boldly gestural canvases of Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell; the radical geometries by Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, and Gego; and the reductive abstractions of Agnes Martin, Anne Truitt, and Jo Baer; to the fiber weavings of Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sheila Hicks, and Lenore Tawney; and the process-oriented sculptures of Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, and Eva Hesse. The exhibition will also feature many little-known treasures such as collages by Anne Ryan, photographs by Gertrudes Altschul, and recent acquisitions on view for the first time at MoMA by Ruth Asawa, Carol Rama, and Alma Woodsey Thomas.

Organized by Starr Figura, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, and Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, with Hillary Reder, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints.

Cost: Adults $25; Seniors $18 (65 and over with ID); Students $14 (Full-time with ID); and Children Free (16 and under).

Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street btwn Fifth and Sixth Avenues
New York, NY 10019

Tel: 212-708-9400

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