Art Nerd New York’s Top Event Picks for the Week- 10/16-10/22

Posted On Thu, March 16, 2017 By

Posted On Thu, March 16, 2017 By In Art, Art nerd ny, Events, Features

In a city where hundreds of interesting events occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Ahead Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer shares her top picks for 6sqft readers!

Break out after the blizzard cabin fever, and get into an evening at MoMA for their yearly Members Party (yes, that means you need to become a member if you aren’t already!) If architecture is more your thing, celebrate the Van Alen Institute at The Tunnel, or if you’re just not into parties, get cultural at the opera in Bushwick. BBQ joint/gallery Fort Gansevoort welcomes guest curator Hank Willis Thomas for a new show, and Creative Time stages a Shirin Neshat talk at the beautiful Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Enjoy historic postcards of synagogues of the past at Museum at Eldridge Street, then appreciate the surreal illustrations of You Jung Byun. Finally, get an insider’s tour of Grand Central Terminal, including a jaunt across its catwalk to get your very own aerial pictures of the beautiful concourse.

MoMA Members Party ↑
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street
Thursday, March 16, 7:30-10:30pm

If you aren’t already reaping the benefits of a MoMA Membership, their annual members party is a reason to snag your membership today. The bash opens up the entire museum for the evening, plus includes snacks and open bar.

MARCH MADNESS, Curated by Hank Willis Thomas and Adam Shopkorn ↑
Fort Gansevoort, 5 Ninth Avenue
Thursday, March 17, 6:00-9:00pm

The 19th Century townhouse-cum-BBQ joint-come gallery welcomes a new show curated by artist Hank Willis Thomas and gallery founder Adam Shopkorn, this year’s exhibition centers on the realm of athleticism from the perspective of women.

Creative Time Presents: In Situ Talk One ↑
Thursday, March 16, 7:00pm
Cathedral of St. John Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue

Sit in with Iranian-American artist Shirin Neshat as she chats with Slavoj Žižek and Sister Helen Prejean in the church where you can also ogle at a Keith Haring altar piece.

Lost Synagogues of Europe: Eastern European Jewish Postcards ↑
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
Thursday, March 16, 6:00-8:00pm

Bone up on Jewish history with the beautiful collection of František Bányai, featuring synagogues that have been long destroyed and daily life one hundred years ago.

Van Alen Spring Party ↑
The Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue
Thursday, March 16, 7:00—11:30pm

Each year, the Van Alen Institute throws their spring party in one of New York’s architectural gems. This year, they turn to the 80s, at the site of the former center of the New York nightlife world- The Tunnel.

Gioachino Rossini’s Otello ↑
The LightSpace Studios, 1115 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
Thursday, March 16, 7:00pm

Otello is brought to the operatic stage, in this evening of high end culture in Bushwick.

Messengers, Two-Person show, You Jung Byun and Yuzuru Akimoto ↑
AG Gallery, 310 Grand Street, Brooklyn
Friday, March 17, 6:00-8:00pm

Children’s book illustrator You Jung Byun is mostly known to the younger set, but her beautifully imaginative illustrations can be enjoyed by any age.

The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal ↑
Grand Central Terminal, 87 East 42nd Street
Saturday, March 18, 2:00pm and 4:00pm

Our friends at Untapped Cities are leading two tours of the gorgeous Grand Central Terminal, including access to the closed-to-the-public catwalk.

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Lori Zimmer is a writer, curator, and founder of Art Nerd New York, an off-beat art history guide to the city. Lori is also the author of two books, The Art of Cardboard: Big Ideas for Creativity, Collaboration, Storytelling, and Reuse and The Art of Spray Paint. Follow her on Twitter @ArtNerdNY or Instagram @TheLoriZimmer

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