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thru 1/20: the cooper-hewitt design triennial exhibition, ‘nature,’ co-organized with cube design museum, presents projects ranging from experimental prototypes to consumer products, immersive installations, and architectural constructions from more than 60 international design teams. cooper hewitt (ues), $16-18 general, $10-12 seniors, $7-9 students, pay-what-you-wish tuesdays 6-8pm. >>

thru 1/22: the museum of modern art’s annual to save and project series presents newly preserved and restored studio films from 1924 to 1977, including a program of amateur films on the national film registry. museum of modern art (midtown west), $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students in advance, or free with regular museum admission ($25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students, free 5:30-9pm fridays). >>

thru 1/23: cp projects space at the school of visual arts presents ‘femmephilia,’ a group exhibition featuring six artists whose work envisions femininity as a source of power and community, rather than a patriarchal image of frailty and frivolity. cp projects space at sva (chelsea), free. >>

thru 1/23: three new exhibitions open at the society of illustrators: highlights from the marvel art of joe quesada (thru 11/23), art without borders (thru 1/3), and narrative art, sculpture and illustration (thru 12/9). society of illustrators (ues), $15 general, $10 students/seniors, free tuesdays 5-8pm. >>

thru 1/23: origin stories: bertrand bonello’s footnotes to zombi child: as a warm-up to french filmmaker bertrand bonello’s zombi child, opening 1/24, the quad presents a series of bonello-picked titles that have inspired and informed it, including carrie, picnic at hanging rock, the exorcist, and more. quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

thru 1/25: americas society presents alice miceli: projeto chernobyl (chernobyl project), a series of 30 radiographs produced by artist alice miceli by exposing film in the chernobyl exclusion zone for months at a time. artist talk 10/15, panel discussion 10/22 + 11/13, voices from chernobyl screening 12/11. americas society (ues), free (rsvp). >>

thru 1/25: staley-wise gallery hosts harry benson: behind the scenes, and exhibition of photojournalist harry benson’s behind-the-scenes photographs of fashion houses from the 1960s to today. staley-wise gallery (soho), free. >>

thru 1/25: improvisation-based dance and movement artists present one-time-only performances at the annual never before never again festival, presented by triskelion arts (greenpoint). $18 adv, $22 door. >>

thru 1/26: the art of the brick exhibition, the world’s largest display of lego art, opens at the new york hall of science (flushing meadows) with more than 100 works created by artist nathan sawaya from over a million lego bricks. $7 for the exhibition, $16 for the museum. >>

thru 1/26: brooklyn museum presents the u.s. debut of yasiin bey: negus, a listening installation and installation for the first recording in 10 years by the artist formerly known as mos def. $12-20 admission includes general admission to the museum. >>

thru 1/26: more than 175 new york landmarks were recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials for the new york botanical garden’s 28th annual holiday train show. $20-30 admission is included with an all-garden pass. >>

thru 1/26: new scripts by 18 playwrights will be staged over the course of three weeks at the 23rd annual gallery players black box new play festival, with talkbacks following the sunday matinees. the gallery players (south slope), $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

thru 1/26 (wednesdays thru sundays): explore immersive netflix exhibits of dolemite is my name, the irishman, marriage story, and the two popes at dolby soho. free. >>

thru 1/26: chelsea repertory company and lab presents the e-merging artists 2020 one act play festival, bringing a dozen new one-act plays and solo performances to the theater 54 stage at shetler studios (midtown west). $20 general, $15 students. >>

thru 1/28: the 29th annual new york jewish film festival, presented by the jewish museum and film at lincoln center, highlights more than 20 films from around the world, including narrative, documentary, restored classics, and shorts. walter reade theater at lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors (opening, closing, and centerpiece events are $25). >>

thru 1/31: a baby yoda (‘the child’ from the mandalorian) mural by street artist will power has been painted outside the second avenue f train stop at houston. >>

thru 1/31: experience ups and downs at impulse, an outdoor public art installation made up of 12 illuminated, sound-generating seesaws (that you can ride!) in the garment district. the fun starts at 5pm today. broadway bet 37th + 38th streets, free. >>

thru 2/2: the fire this time festival provides a platform for early-career playwrights of african and african-american descent to explore new directions for 21st century theater. the kraine theater (east village), free-$20. >>

thru 2/3: tons of theater, performance art and dance showcases pop up across nyc for the annual association of performing arts presenters (apap) conference (1/10-14). some picks:
prototype at various venues (thru 1/19). >>
special effects festival at the wild project (thru 1/20). >>
the exponential festival at various venues (thru 2/3). >>
under the radar festival at the public theater (thru 1/19). >>

thru 2/3: the month-long exponential festival presents 45 experimental theatrical performances by emerging new york city-based artists. this year’s month-long festival takes place across nine brooklyn venues. various prices. >>

thru 2/5 (closed mondays + tuesdays): it’s all about dapper dames at ‘the tuxedo redefined: formality, fluidity, and femininity,’ an exhibition exploring how the staple of men’s formalwear has made its way into women’s fashion. curated by nyu steinhardt costume studies m.a. program students under the guidance of the met costume institute’s mellissa huber. symposium 2/2 11:30am. project space at 80wse gallery (greenwich village), free. >>

thru 2/8: see the artistry in x-ray images on display at photographer david arky’s ‘sights unseen’ exhibition. fremin gallery (chelsea), free. >>

thru 2/13: black women: trailblazing african american performers + images, 1920–2001, a screening series spotlighting over 80 years of trailblazing african american actresses and images in movies, opens at film forum (south village). $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

thru 2/16: jack shainman galleries present an exhibition of andy warhol’s photographs from 1967-1987. w 20th + w 24th street galleries (chelsea), free. >>

thru 2/22: 303 gallery presents ‘the bonfire,’ a solo exhibition of new works on canvas by kim gordon (sonic youth, body/head). 303 gallery (chelsea), free. >>

thru 2/23: the museum of arts and design presents the world of anna sui, a major retrospective of the american fashion designer featuring 75 looks from the designer’s archive from 1991 to 2019. museum of arts and design (columbus circle), $16 general, $14 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 6-9pm. >>

thru 2/23: model trains travel along a 34’ long layout of nyc at the new york transit museum’s 18th annual holiday train show, which this year is set against artwork designed by cartoonist julia wertz. new york city transit museum gallery annex and store at grand central (midtown east), free admission. >>

thru 2/27: artbreakout presents ‘unbound: authentic visions and voices,’ an exhibition featuring works in a range of styles by over two dozen outsider artists from across the globe. the local nyc (lic), free. >>

thru 2/28 (tues-fri 10am-4:30pm): free weekday admission returns to the brooklyn botanic garden for the winter season. >>

thru feb: go for a spin on ice skating rinks at industry city and jfk’s twa hotel. various prices.

thru 3/8: the bronx museum of the arts hosts henry chalfant: arts vs. transit, 1977 – 1987, an exhibition of the street art photographer’s photos, films and historical ephemera, that also includes life-size subway car prints. free admission. >>

thru 3/15: go for a spin on the outdoor rooftop ice rink at pier 17 (south street seaport), now open for the season. $15-18 admission, $8 skate rental. >>

thru 3/15: conceptual artist and musician ted riederer’s never records installation turns bam’s rudin family gallery into a record shop and recording studio where you can watch performances as they’re being recorded and cut live, as well as listen to recordings from past installations. the rudin family gallery at bam strong (fort greene), free admission. >>

thru 3/21: international print center new york’s new prints exhibition, homebody, features works by 31 artists from 6 countries whose work explores relationships between personal and domestic structures. international print center new york (chelsea), free. >>

thru 3/31: another set of illuminated, sound-generating seesaws (that you can ride!) has been installed at seaport square next to pier 17. free. >>

thru 3/31: in the company of harold prince, a new exhibition at the new york public library for the performing arts (uws), celebrates the broadway producer, director, and collaborator whose resume included west side story, cabaret, sweeney todd, phantom of the opera, and many others with original costumes, set models, archival video, and an open cabaret stage. free. >>

thru march (weekends 10am-6pm): the brooklyn flea and smorgasubrg move indoors for the winter with 75 local food and goods vendors. 25 kent ave (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thru 4/11 (weds-sun 12-7pm): faurschou foundation opens a 12,000 square-foot gallery in greenpoint, with works by yoko ono, robert rauschenberg, ai weiwei, and more featured in its inaugural exhibition. free admission. >>

thru april: practice your figure eights. the rink at rockefeller center is now open for the season. $25+ general, $15 seniors, $13 skate rental (or byo). >>

thru 5/3: the brooklyn museum presents the first major north american exhibition of works by french artist jr. jr: chronicles includes the artist’s murals, photographs, videos, films, and dioramas from the past fifteen years, as well as the premier of a new mural, the chronicles of new york city, which features more than 1,000 people who were photographed and interviewed during summer 2018. the public is welcome to have their own photo booth portraits taken as well 10/5 5-9:30pm. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), suggested admission: $16 general, $10 students/seniors, free first saturdays 5-11pm (except jan and sept). >>

thru 5/4: public art alert: artist rubem robierb pays tribute to a transgender woman who was murdered in fortaleza, brazil in 2017 with dream machine: dandara, a 10-foot sculpture of wings installed in tribeca park. >>

thru 5/10 11am-6pm (thurs-sun): go for a spin on historic jane’s carousel, which starts fall/winter hours today. brooklyn bridge park (dumbo), $2/ride, $20/12. >>

thru 5/19 (closed sundays, mondays, and holidays): power mode: the force of fashion, an exhibition that explores the roles fashion plays in establishing, reinforcing, and challenging power dynamics within society, opens at the museum at fit (chelsea). free admission. >>

thru 7/19: envisioning stanley kubrick’s 2001: a space odyssey: the museum of the moving image (astoria) presents a major exhibition that explores the story, design, and visual effects of the 1968 landmark film, with original artifacts, a screening series, guest speakers, and themed workshops. $20 exhibition tickets include general museum admission. >>

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