If you’re out and about the city this weekend looking for something to do, we’ve got plenty of suggestions! From photography to paintings, there are lots of things to do in New York this weekend and lots of wonderful ideas to distract you from your work-week sandwich. Check out some of these events going on right now and see if any of them catch your fancy!
Frank Stella, A Retrospective: The Whitney Museum
You have a couple more days to visit this glorious retrospective at the Whitney Museum before it closes on February 7th, but now is as a good a time as any! Frank Stella is one of America’s greatest living artists, and his career spans several decades. The retrospective exhibits 100 of his pieces: paintings, reliefs, maquettes, sculptures, and drawings. The exhibit takes up the entire fifth floor of the Whitney Museum—18,000 square feet!
“Postcards from the Edge Preview Party, Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
This exhibit opening, open from 6-8 P.M. at 530 West 22nd St., is a group show and benefit featuring small works the size of postcards. Each postcard sells for $85, and you won’t know the name of the artist until you purchase your piece. The exhibit will benefit the Visual AIDS organization, and admission to the preview party includes two raffle tickets for the chance to win any of the artworks.
“Shirley Clarke Shorts Program,” the Museum of Arts and Design
Experimental and independent filmmaker Shirley Clarke did most of her work in the 50s and 60s, and now a screening will provide a retrospective on that career. The screening, done in partnership with the “Eye on a Director: Shirley and Wendy Clarke” exhibit, will feature a number of Clarke’s short films, some of which are rarely seen. The screening takes place at the MAD Museum, 2 Columbus Circle, at 7 PM. Admission is $10.
Danielle Dean at the Studio Museum in Harlem
If you’re interested in learning about one of NYC’s coolest artists, attend her talk on Sunday, 1-2 PM, titled True Red. The British-American artist of Nigerian descent creates videos, installations, and drawings inspired by pop culture, news, and advertisements. One of her short films will be screened at the event!
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