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Feb 26 Mon The Poetry of Nature: Edo Paintings from the Fishbein-Bender Collection at Met Sackler Wing Galleries 225-32 (February 27, 2018–January 21, 2019)

The Poetry of Nature: Edo Paintings from the Fishbein-Bender Collection Painting blossomed in Japan during the Edo period (1615–1868), as artists daringly experimented with conventional styles. Novel approaches to pictorial art came to Japan from China or the West, and … Continue reading

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Feb 17 Sat 4.15pm Anthology Film Archive 2nd Ave 2nd St The Heartbreak Kid by Elaine May with Charles Grodin and Cybill Shepherd

Not the remake but the essential original 4:15 PM HEARTBREAK KID by Elaine May 1972, 106 min, 35mm With Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin, and Eddie Albert. Pinnacle of filmed social comedy This extraordinary film deserves to be called … Continue reading

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Feb 13 Tues 10-Noon At the Met: William Eggleston: Los Alamos

Glimpses as revelations This show of some early work of the pioneer of color photography, William Eggleston, reveals how much more he was than a colorist in his art, for his gift is dedicated to glimpses of the unvarnished ordinary … Continue reading

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Feb 6 Tue 10am-Noon Met – Korea’s Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art – Gallery, Gallery 233 (February 7–May 20, 2018)

Mountainous soul There is no region closer to the hearts of Koreans responding to their heritage in natural geography than the dramatically varied and extensive Diamond Mountains which lie on their East coast above and beyond the political border which … Continue reading

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Feb 5 Mon 10 am–noon At the Met Breuer (Floor 2) – Highlights from Leon Golub: Raw Nerve (Feb 6–May 27, 2018)

Activist Art Power at the Breuer One of the great public services the Met often carries out is to serve up the work of an artist that you may not be fully aware of if you are not in the … Continue reading

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Jan 29 Mon 10am-Noon Met Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings at Floor 1, Gallery 746, The Erving and Joyce Wolf Gallery (January 30–May 13, 2018)

Songs to a Lost Paradise The rugged and richly overgrown landscape of America in the earlier 19th Century, before it was despoiled by industrial man’s efforts to tame it and replace it with something more immediately comfortable, though far from … Continue reading

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Jan 22 Mon 10am-Noon Met – Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell’s Homage to Juan Gris – Gallery 918, Lila Acheson Wallace Wing (January 23–April 15, 2018)

  On October 22, 1953, Joseph Cornell wrote in his diary: “Juan Gris/Janis Yesterday.” He was referring to the previous day’s outing, when, on one of his frequent trips to the gallery district in midtown Manhattan, Cornell visited the Sidney … Continue reading

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Jan 18 Thu 6-8pm SWINY Cells Are the New Cure! book with Dr. Max Gomez and Dr. Robin L. Smith at Yale Club

Cells Are the New Cure with Dr. Max Gomez Age and disease will be cured by the body’s own cells! Max Gomez’s talk and book purport to bring us news of the success of the new effort of the last … Continue reading

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Jan 16 Tues 10am-12 noon Met Gallery 851 Before/On/After: William Wegman and California Conceptualism (January 17–July 15, 2018 )

William Wegman’s Ultimate Dogginess at the Met The remarkable achievement of Bill Wegman is all the more astonishing given that, at first sight, you might think that an artist who merely makes videos of his dogs in various simple interactions … Continue reading

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Dec 11 Mon 3.30-5.30pm Met Shows The Silver Caesars, Mystery Dish Stand Statuettes from the 1500s (Dec 12 Tue-Mar 11 Sun)

The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery Extraordinary work by Rennaissance silversmiths in the 1500s, twelve tall dish stands featuring the first twelve Caesars – but who did them, and why? Some have feet attached by a 19th Century dealer (Can … Continue reading

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Dec 6 Wed Daniel Ellsberg at Barnes and Noble 86 St on The Doomsday Machine, warning of human extinction

Barnes and Noble 86 St and Lexington: Daniel Ellsberg Dec 6 Wed 7pm on The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. The Author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers talks of the planetary danger … Continue reading

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Dec 4 Mon Met: Society and Fashion Photographs by Adolf de Meyer (December 4, 2017–March 18, 2018)

Brilliance of Slow Photography Unless you look for it you may pass by this gem of an exhibition in the Howard Gilman Gallery, the first gallery on the right on the second floor of the Met (take the elevators at … Continue reading

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Nov 30 Thu 7-9pm The ‘Doomed Earth’ Controversy – NYU Journalism Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute 7th Floor Commons 20 Cooper Square, NY

The ‘Doomed Earth’ Controversy – NYU Journalism journalism.nyu.edu The author of the controversial New York magazine cover story about worst-case climate scenarios in conversation with a prominent critic The ‘Doomed Earth’ Controversy November 30th, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Arthur L. Carter Journalism … Continue reading

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Nov 29 Wed 6pm-10pm Inspired by firefly illuminated courtyard scene in Festa di Laurea (Graduation Party) film by Pupi Avati, Lucciola opens at 621 Amsterdam Ave

New York (November 2017) LUCCIOLA opens its doors at 6:00 p.m. this Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 LUCCIOLA is the exciting new Italian restaurant in Manhattan¹s UWS neighborhood launched by Michele Casadei Massari, Alberto Ghezzi and Gianluca Capozzi, with co-founders Erica … Continue reading

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Nov 29 Wed 6-7.30pm NYAM Medical Sleuthing Panel of Three Writers

Tuesday 11/29 The Sherlock Holmes of Non-Fiction Medical Writers 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Speaker: D.T. Max, staff writer at The New Yorker; Lisa Sanders, MD, internist and professor at Yale School of Medicine; Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH, adjunct … Continue reading

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