NYC Museum Exhibits Worth Seeing
Hallelujah! Celebrate the most famous song of an iconic entertainer. Visit a special exhibition about music icon Leonard Cohen now open at the Jewish Museum with his music and poetry, plus artwork by artists inspired by his life, work and legacy.
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, is a truly mixed-media exhibition combining visual art, virtual reality, self-portraits and poetry by the multi-talented Cohen, plus, of course, kiosks with his music, including covers of his music by other famous entertainers.
- The Jewish Museum is open Saturday and Sunday, and admission is FREE on Saturday.
Frieze NY is the big annual art show on Randall’s Island, with over-the-top daily ticket prices starting at $57. Fuggedaboudit. Instead, see some of the best art from Frieze NY artists FREE in Rockefeller Center.
Frieze Sculpture is a major new public art initiative with significant sculptures across the Rockefeller Center campus by 14 international artists including Goshka Macuga, Ibrahim Mahama, Joan Miró, Paulo Nazareth, Sarah Sze and Hank Willis Thomas.
Frieze Sculpture is curated by Brett Littman of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Queens, and presented in partnership with world-leading galleries.
- Take a FREE docent-led tour of the sculptures at Noon.
- The sculptures are on site through June 28th.
See thousands of white origami doves, folded by people of all ages, races and faiths, in a special art installation designed to illustrate the issue of mass incarceration, and what “release” means to those in prison or newly released. Some of the doves have been created by New York City school children.
The doves soar over the nave of The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest on the Upper East Side, and it’s FREE to experience. There’s also a contemplative light and sound show for the first month of installation.
Visitors can create additional doves and to write their thoughts on the folded doves, specifically related to their ideas on what the theme of “release” means to them—release from burdens, pain, addiction or any other adversity each individual would like to overcome.
NYC on the Cheap publisher/editor Evelyn Kanter got a preview last night, and I can tell you that it’s both artistic and spiritual. The sound and light show is mesmerizing.
- FREE at Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest is at 1085 Fifth Ave. at 90th St.