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Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

February 8–May 12, 2019

Purchase timed and untimed tickets through Showclix. Members are encouraged to reserve their complimentary tickets in advance.

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s unique and immediately recognizable style was an integral part of her identity. Kahlo came to define herself through her ethnicity, disability, and politics, all of which were at the heart of her work. Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to the iconic painter and the first in the United States to display a collection of her clothing and other personal possessions, which were rediscovered and inventoried in 2004 after being locked away since Kahlo’s death, in 1954. They are displayed alongside important paintings, drawings, and photographs from the celebrated Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art, as well as related historical film and ephemera. To highlight the collecting interests of Kahlo and her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, works from our extensive holdings of Mesoamerican art are also included.

Kahlo’s personal artifacts—which range from noteworthy examples of Kahlo’s Tehuana clothing, contemporary and pre-Colonial jewelry, and some of the many hand-painted corsets and prosthetics used by the artist during her lifetime—had been stored in the Casa Azul(Blue House), the longtime Mexico City home of Kahlo and Rivera, who had stipulated that their possessions not be disclosed until 15 years after Rivera’s death. The objects shed new light on how Kahlo crafted her appearance and shaped her personal and public identity to reflect her cultural heritage and political beliefs, while also addressing and incorporating her physical disabilities. 

Timed Ticket Prices
Monday-Tuesday
Members: Free
Adult: $20
Senior (ages 65+): $12
Student (ages 13+): $12
Visitors with Disabilities: $12
Child (ages 4-12): $8
Child (ages 3 and under): Free

Wednesday-Sunday
Members: Free
Adult: $25
Senior (ages 65+): $16
Student (ages 13+): $16
Visitors with Disabilities: $16
Child (ages 4-12): $10
Child (ages 3 and under): Free

Untimed ticket prices are $35. Children ages 3 and under are free.

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Location: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY 11238-6052 US

Between the Lines: A Bold World by Jodie Patterson

February 11, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for an evening with entrepreneur and activist Jodie Patterson to discuss her new memoir The Bold World with Tiq Milan, a media advocate and one of the leading voices for transgender equality. Patterson explores identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell the real-life story of her family’s history and transformation. Inspired by her transgender son Penelope, we learn about Patterson’s children who act as a vehicle for growth and acceptance of her diverse family, and her experiences as a wife, mother, and, eventually, LGBTQI advocate.

Tiq Milan (Moderator) speaks and writes about intersectional leadership, transgender rights and racial justice. He shares stories of his life and how his transgender experience has informed his views on masculinity, race and the gender binary. He is currently the Co-Founder of Milan Media Arts Productions along with his wife Kim Katrin Milan. MAPS is content creation and consulting firm that is dedicated to creating narratives of queer people and their allies.

Price: Free

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street, New York NY 10037 US

Dance Theatre of Harlem is 50! Celebrate at the Apollo

February 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM 

Renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to the Apollo for a very special presentation of its legendary lecture demonstration. See what goes into making a dancer, the elements of a dance, the links between popular dance and ballet, and how it all comes together to make magic. A few students will even get a chance to show off their moves on stage.

(Grades K-12)

Tickets: $4 (students, teachers, chaperones)

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Location: Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, New York NY 10027 US

 

Meet the Curators: Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs

February 12, 2019 - December 12, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm

As part of the new “Meet the Curators” tour series, join Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs, as he guides you through the exhibition In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend.  In celebration of the centennial of Robinson’s birth, Corcoran has pulled from the Museum’s collection some 30 images of Robinson and the Dodgers taken for Look magazine. Along with memorabilia, and rare home movies of the Robinson family, these stunning photographs provide a window into the media’s portrayal of this groundbreaking figure. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.) A truly behind-the-scenes experience. 

This is the third event in our new tour series “Meet the Curators,” which allows participants to delve deep into our exhibitions with those who knows them best.

Price: Price: $35 for members | $40 for non-members | includes General Admissions

Space is limited to 25 participants and advance registration is suggested. Minimum enrollment must be reached two days in advance or the event may be canceled by email notification and fully refunded. All sales are final and exchanges within the series are subject to availability. 

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Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets, New York NY 10029 US

Open Archive: The Slave Ship

February 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Explore items from our collection of archival material related to an image that became an epochal symbol of Transatlantic slavery - The Slave Ship.

Presented in partnership with the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center.

Photo Credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Decks of a slave ship." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1859. 

Price: Free

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street, New York NY 10037 US

 

Babylon: Beyond Borders An International Dialogue Around Contemporary Exile

February 13, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Presented in partnership with the Bush Theatre (London), Market Theatre Lab (Johannesburg) & Pequeno Ato (São Paulo)

BABYLON: Beyond Borders international collaboration is made possible with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

This international event, taking place in four countries around the world at the same time, connected via live stream, is Inspired by the Arab Springs where different squares “came to life” and were politically burned simultaneously all over the world. Babylon seeks to find an artistic action between four artists on four continents that will function as a response to their collective commitment to #Disruption.

It is time for artists all over the world to join forces, create an international community and lead a new wave of political revolution. Using art as a global language alongside new technologies and live media, Babylon: Beyond Borders will create both a virtual and emotional space, where we can initiate a dialogue, share narratives and create cross-border actions.

Performing live at Harlem Stage with her band SCOPE, Sarah Elizabeth Charles (Harlem, New York) collaborates with Pedro Granato (São Paulo, Brazil), Mwenya Kabwe (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Ruthie Osterman (London, UK) presenting a live multi-disciplinary devised work exploring their relationship with the concept of Babylon. 

Price: RSVP

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Location: Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, New York NY 10031 US

The Ultimate NYC Trivia Night

February 13, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The buttonhook was used at Ellis Island to inspect arriving immigrants for what disease? What borough has the most handball courts per capita? 

Back by popular demand, the Museum of the City of New York is teaming up with the Gotham Center for New York City History for a night of trivia inspired by the city we know best. We’ll put your knowledge of NYC to the test in categories spanning the city’s epic 400-year history, iconic “only in New York” places and moments, and the notable individuals who have shaped our fair city – for better or for worse.

Ticket includes one free beer and prizes will be awarded to our top team! 

There will be a cash bar and feel free to bring your own snacks to the event. Your ticket also includes Museum admission on the day of, so come early to explore (and study up on!) our exhibitions. 

Players can compete in teams of up to six people. Each participant must purchase their own ticket and teams will be created at the door.

Price: $15 General Admission
Includes Museum admission and one free beer.

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Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets, New York NY 10029 US

Uptown Nights: Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Scope

February 13, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm

As an extension of the international Babylon Festival—which is a collaboration between four countries: Brazil, South Africa, the UK and the United States —Sarah Elizabeth Charles & SCOPE perform music from their most recent release “Free of Form” (the very first release on Christian Scott’s Stretch Music Label) as well as new material that will be debuted for the upcoming release of SCOPE’s fourth album. All the music performed will center around Sarah and her band SCOPE’s continuous efforts throughout their ten years together to utilize the bandstand as a space in which freedoms can be expressed and commonality, justice and empathy can be communicated. Music is borderless and this set of material will reflect the emotional and creative permeability of this art form.

Tickets: $25

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Location: Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, New York NY 10031 US

Uptown Nights: Mo Beasley's UrbanErotika

February 14, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm

UrbanErotika is a live neo-burlesque variety show celebrating erotic love through poetry, spoken word, music, dance, and multimedia arts. “The house that Lust built, and Love saved from damnation...” will feature works that range from the soft and sensual to the bold and audacious; reflecting the full spectrum of romantic and sensual love in a healthy journey of fantasy and desire. Featuring: Regie Cabico, The SoulFolk Experience, Nemiss ChiYork, Peter ‘Rainmaker’ Seaton, Shannon Lower, Zyra Lee Vanity, Shye Poet and delicious surprises.

Artists will pay a special tribute to the sensual and erotic work of Ntozake Shange. An original muse, and now ancestral guide.

Tickets: $25 Adult, $35 VIP

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Location: Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, New York NY 10031 US

Harlem: The Migration and Integration of America's African Voice

February 16, 2019 11:30am

The migration of African Americans from the South to Harlem fostered a direct dialogue with immigrant African descendants from the Caribbean and the broader diaspora. At this time, Harlem was also the city’s second largest Jewish community. This proximity fostered black engagement with the area’s immigrant Eastern European and Russian Jews. From this evolved the rhythms and language of the American Songbook. This walking tour focuses on those points of interaction—theaters, religious institutions, and cultural venues—that shaped that dialogue.

Tickets: $30

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Location: Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, New York NY 10027 US

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