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  • Sunday Meeting: The Beauty of The Human Encounter

    New York Society for Ethical Culture
    2 West 64th Street
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    February 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm

    For the past four months I have devoted my addresses to our current political environment, the dangers it poses, and how we can buoy our sense of hope as our nation takes a plunge into the unknown. This month, I want to take break from the political world and return to a theme that lies at the heart of Ethical Culture’s worldview — elaborating on a meditation on human relations. Human relations exist on all levels. We relate to others instrumentally. We seek others for mutual support, for friendship, and for love. And now, in the age of the internet, we have virtual “friends,” if friends they be. But what does it mean to relate to another in the best sense? What lies at the essence of the human encounter? Location: Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor with Leader Dr. Joe Chuman; Hazel May presides.

    Organization
    Name:
    New York Society for Ethical Culture
    Phone number:
    212.874.521-
  • Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America

    American Folk Art Museum
    2 Lincoln Square (between 65th and 66th Streets)
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    Sundays 12:00pm - 06:00pm
    October 19, 2016 - February 26, 2017

    Humanity demands that no life should pass without some recognition, whether it is a marked grave, a painted posthumous portrait, or a postmortem photograph. Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America is the first museum exhibition dedicated to an examination of American self-taught portraiture of the 18th and 19th centuries through the lens of memory and loss.

    Organization
    Name:
    American Folk Art Museum
    Phone number:
    212.595.9533
  • the epitaph project - Exhibition

    American Folk Art Museum
    2 Lincoln Square (between 65th and 66th Streets)
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    Sundays 12:00pm - 06:00pm
    October 19, 2016 - February 26, 2017

    "the epitaph project" began in 1995 on a burial plot in Hollywood Forever, a historic cemetery in Los Angeles. The ongoing project comprises a traditional tombstone carved from slate, finished as a chalkboard, and accompanied by a bronze chalk box for the use of visitors. It exists in other iterations including cemeteries, exhibitions, parks, and publications. "the epitaph project" will be on view at the American Folk Art Museum throughout the duration of Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America.

    Organization
    Name:
    American Folk Art Museum
    Phone number:
    212.595.9533
  • Mendelssohn on Fire

    Alice Tully Hall
    1941 Broadway, corner of West 65th Street
    New York [map]
    Price: $38.00
    February 12, 2017 05:00pm - 06:45pm

    Mendelssohn’s dazzling first trio raised the excitement bar for all piano trios to come. Before listeners rise to their feet at the finale’s conclusion, they’ll be left breathless by Schubert’s and Mendelssohn’s turbulent string quartets. Mozart’s sublimely meditative Adagio briefly breaks this program’s whirlwind pace before the fleet-fingered Mendelssohn has the final word.

    Organization
    Name:
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
    Phone number:
    212-875-5788
  • The Cellists of Lincoln Center

    Alice Tully Hall
    1941 Broadway, corner of West 65th Street
    New York [map]
    Price: $38.00
    Sundays 05:00pm - 07:00pm
    April 23, 2016 - April 23, 2017

    Lincoln Center is home to the world’s finest musicians, and this ensemble of cellists from the Chamber Music Society, The Juilliard School, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York Philharmonic knows no equal. Having stormed the Chamber Music Society's stage three seasons ago with an unforgettable program of music ranging from the Renaissance to modern times, The Cellists of Lincoln Center return to offer an evening of unmatched sonority, beauty, and fun.

    Organization
    Name:
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
    Phone number:
    212-875-5788
  • Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years

    Museum of Art and Design
    2 Columbus Circle
    New York [map]
    Price: $16.00
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays 10:00pm - 06:00pm
    October 18, 2016 - March 15, 2017

    Spanning the years 1953–1968, Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years is the first exhibition to focus on the early career of Peter Voulkos, whose radical methods and ideas during this period opened up the possibilities for clay in ways that are still being felt today. While trained as a traditional potter, Voulkos defied mid-century craft dictums of proper technique and form to completely reinvent his medium. He combined wheel throwing with slab building, traditional glazes with epoxy paint, figuration with abstraction, and made huge ceramic structures with complex internal engineering. The exhibition will feature approximately 31 examples from this crucial body of early work, most of which have not been exhibited on the East Coast for four decades. Also included will be three of the artist's rarely seen works in oil on canvas, which help to demonstrate how Voulkos developed his ideas concurrently in painting, sculpture, and pottery. Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years is part of MAD Transformations, a series of six exhibitions that address artists who have transformed and continue to transform our perceptions of traditional craft mediums. MAD’s six fall exhibitions consider fiber, clay, and jewelry & metals, disciplines that were the bedrock of the museum’s founding mission and collection, and that continue to morph in the hands of contemporary artists today.

    Organization
    Name:
    Museum of Art and Design
    Phone number:
    212.299.7777