Events on Thursday, January 3

Dürer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich

Art

Dürer to de Kooning

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Morgan Library

 Munich's Staatliche Graphische Sammlung is one of Europe's great art collections, and for the first time, pieces from their collection will make... 

Ann Hamilton: <em>the event of a thread</em>

Art: Multimedia

Ann Hamilton: the event of a thread

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Park Avenue Armory

Internationally acclaimed visual artist Ann Hamilton creates a dream-like immersive experience, complete with pigeons, swings, and text (both spoken and written),... 

Henry Darger: Landscapes

Art

Henry Darger: Landscapes

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Ricco Maresca Gallery

Henry Darger, the Chicago custodian who went on to become posthumously known as one of the great outsider artists of the... 

The Santa Claus Association

City Gems

The Santa Claus Association

Thursday 1/ 3 @ City Reliquary

In the early part of the 20th century, letters to Santa Claus kept ending up in the post office’s Dead Letter... 

<em>Grace</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Grace

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Cort Theatre

When we heard Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, and Ed Asner were in a play together, we had a "stop the presses"... 

<em>Holy Motors</em>

Film: Independent

Holy Motors

Thursday 1/ 3 @ IFC Center

Award-winning French filmmaker Léos Carax celebrates life in his brilliant and bizarre Holy Motors. Starring Denis Lavant as Monsieur Oscar, the... 

<em>Tabu</em>

Film: Independent

Tabu

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Film Forum

A former critic, Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes has made quite a name for himself on the film festival circuit. His second... 

<em>Amour</em>

Film: Independent

Amour

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Film Forum

One of our favorite films of 2012, Michael Haneke's Amour takes a long, uncompromising look at the realities of aging. Emmanuelle... 

<em>Django Unchained</em>

Film: Wide Release

Django Unchained

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Various locations

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's super director Quentin Tarantino swooping into theaters with his most daring... 

<em>Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas</em>

Theatre: Off-Broadway

Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Theatre at St. Clement's

The holiday season has enough cheese and schmaltz; the last place you want to find it is at the theater. That's... 

<em>Glengarry Glen Ross</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Glengarry Glen Ross

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Schoenfeld Theater

David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize winning play about 48 hours in the lives of a quartet of Chicago real estate agents and... 

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol

Art: Multimedia

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum presents Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol, the East Coast premiere of Sharon Lockhart’s latest body of work. In... 

<em>Silver Linings Playbook</em>

Film: Wide Release

Silver Linings Playbook

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Angelika Film Center

To describe Pat Solatano as slightly unhinged may be an understatement. The leading man in David O. Russell's twisted romantic comedy-drama... 

Edvard Munch's <em>The Scream</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

The Scream

Thursday 1/ 3 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

As much as we'd all like to be gazillionare art collectors, the reality is, for most of us, Sotheby's is just... 

<em>The Art of Scent 1889-2012</em>

Art

The Art of Scent 1889-2012

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Museum of Art and Design

Olfactory art is finally getting a nod with this must-experience show currently on display at the Museum of Arts and Design.... 

Crescent City Stomp feat. the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Music: Jazz

Crescent City Stomp

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The McKittrick Hotel

The spirit of New Orleans temporarily kicks Macbeth to the curb, as the home of Sleep No More plays host to... 

COIL 2013

Theatre: Festival

COIL 2013

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Various locations

For those up for a bold and brain-tingling adventure, we recommend wrapping your head around COIL, the annual festival organized by... 

The Contenders 2012

Film

The Contenders 2012

Thursday 1/ 3 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

With awards season almost upon us, MoMA's curators have done their customary review of this year's cinematic crop and pulled those... 

<em>The Clock</em>

Art: Video

The Clock

Thursday 1/ 3 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

There are some great films in the theater this season, but nothing quite compares to Christian Marclay's The Clock. Having its... 

Charles Dickens: The Key to Character

Books

Charles Dickens: The Key to Character

Thursday 1/ 3 @ New York Public Library

 More than simply one of England's greatest writers, Charles Dickens was, and remains, one of the most important writers of the... 

Matisse: In Search of True Painting

Art

Matisse: In Search of True Painting

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was one of the most acclaimed artists working in France during the first half of the 20th century.... 

George Bellows

Art: Painting & Drawing

George Bellows

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

At the time of his death from appendicitis at the age of 42, George Bellows (1882–1925), was regarded as one of... 

<em>Mary Poppins</em>

Theatre: Musical

Mary Poppins

Thursday 1/ 3 @ New Amsterdam Theatre

Now in its 5th phenomenal year at the beautiful New Amsterdam Theatre on New York City's 42nd Street, MARY POPPINS has... 

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Art

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The meteoric rise of the workshop of Abraham Roentgen (1711-1793) and his son David (1743-1807) is the most spectacular chapter in... 

<em>There There</em>

Theatre: Off-Off-Broadway

There There

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Chocolate Factory

Kristen Kosmas is a compelling performer with a distinct poetic voice — rhythmic and humorous and verbose. In this show, she expresses... 

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Art

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Met Museum’s Arms and Armor Department, this exhibition surveys the career of Dr. Bashford... 

Guided Tour of the Merchant’s House Museum

City Gems: Guided Tour

Merchant’s House Museum

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Merchant's House Museum

<em>Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats</em>

Art

Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exhibition, which encircles the Astor Chinese Garden Court, explores the pictorial imagery of gardens as an abiding source of artistic... 

<em>The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook</em>

Art: Photography

The Shaping of New Visions

Thursday 1/ 3 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde... 

<em>Killing Them Softly</em>

Film: Wide Release

Killing Them Softly

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Various locations

Everyone suffers in a recession, even the gangsters in the latest film from The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward... 

<em>Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

Designing Nature

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the... 

Ivy Style

Fashion/Style

Ivy Style

Thursday 1/ 3 @ FIT Museum

Sartorialists, prepare to dust off your WASP-iest Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers for a journey through prep-land. Traveling the ages of... 

Modernist Art from India Radical Terrain

Art

Modernist Art from India Radical Terrain

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Rubin Museum of Art

 Radical Terrain, the third exhibition in the series Modernist Art from India,highlights the exploration of landscape in Indian art for the generation... 

<em>Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike</em>

Theatre: Theatre

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Lincoln Center

Even die-hard Chekhov boycotters will happily snicker through Christopher Durang's latest, a comic antidote to angst-ridden, slow moving Russian drama. Chronicling... 

The Art of <em>Rise of the Guardians</em>

Art: Multimedia

The Art of Rise of the Guardians

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Museum of the Moving Image

Animation fans and those who walk away from a cinematic experience wondering "how did they do that?" will find solace in... 

Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Art

Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Take part in this long-established yuletide tradition in New York and see the Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at the... 

<em>Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carving</em>

Art: Sculpture

Colors of the Universe

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. Although jade, the mineral... 

Oscar Tuazon: People

Art

Oscar Tuazon: People

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Public Art Fund

Oscar Tuazon’s art typically combines industrial and natural materials to transform the experience of a building or space. The rough and... 

<em>The Lion King</em>

Theatre: Musical

The Lion King

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Minskoff Theatre

More than 60 million people around the world have come to discover the thrill, the majesty, the truly one-of-a-kind musical that... 

History of Carnegie Hall

City Gems

History of Carnegie Hall

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall

Funded by the Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation and opened in 1991, the Rose Museum chronicles Carnegie Hall’s history. It exhibits... 

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Art: Photography

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This installation explores various ways in which artists, including Nancy Burson, Filip Dujardin, Joan Fontcuberta, Beate Gütschow, and others, have used... 

<em>Chicago: The Musical</em>

Theatre: Musical

Chicago: The Musical

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Ambassador Theatre

Chicago is the kiss-and-tell tale of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who kills her lover as a career move; Billy Flynn,... 

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

Art

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Jewish Museum

England’s Bodleian Library at Oxford University, established by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1602, is renowned for its great treasures. Among them... 

<em>White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain</em>

Art: Sculpture

White Gold

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Frick Collection

White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain will feature approximately seventy of Henry Arnhold's promised gift of 131... 

Shaka

Art

Shaka

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Gallery Nine5

French street artist Shaka is apparently a mainstay of the Parisian graffiti scene, and the fascinating thing about his more recent... 

<em>Skyfall</em>

Film: Wide Release

Skyfall

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Various theaters

Bond is back and fans of the franchise will not be disappointed by the latest installment, which sees Daniel Craig reprising... 

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Art

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Rubin Museum of Art

 The fourth in a series of exhibitions curated by the renowned Tibetan scholar David Jackson, The Place of Provenance: Regional Styles in... 

<em>Golden Boy</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

Golden Boy

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Belasco Theatre

From the snappy opening scene to the somber closing one, Clifford Odets' Golden Boy is naggingly familiar. Why? Since Golden Boy... 

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Art: Video

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Jewish Museum

Ori Gersht makes videos and photographs on borders, thresholds, and transitions in time and place. In Dew (2001, 3 min., 17... 

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

Art: Sculpture

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

To visualize life-size and colossal marbles, the great Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) began by rapidly modeling small clay sketches.... 

Bound, Unbound: Lin Tianmiao

Art: Installation

Bound, Unbound: Lin Tianmiao

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Asia Society and Museum

Asia Society Museum presents the first major solo exhibition in the United States of leading Chinese artist Lin Tianmiao (born 1961,... 

<em>Hitchcock</em>

Film: Wide Release

Hitchcock

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Various locations

After taking on Nixon, Picasso, Hilter, and John Quincy Adams, the tremendously gifted Anthony Hopkins dons a fat-suit and prosthetics to... 

<em>Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Frick Collection

In keeping with its tradition of exhibiting masterworks from collections outside of New York, the Frick will present fifty-eight drawings from... 

BAMart: Public

Music

BAMart: Public

Thursday 1/ 3 @ BAM

Selected Artists: Glen Baldridge Timothy Hull & Future Expansion Architecture Ed Purver Showpaper featuring Adam Void & Gaia, Cassius Fouler &... 

Wade Guyton: <em>OS</em>

Art

Wade Guyton: OS

Thursday 1/ 3 @ Whitney Museum of American Art

Wade Guyton's mid-career retrospective at the Whitney may forever change the way you think about paper jams. The American artist, who... 

Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf

Art

Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exhibition of 19th- and 20th-century Turkmen jewelry and decorative objects features some 50 works from the collection of Marshall and... 

<em>Pier Paolo Pasolini</em>

Film

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Thursday 1/ 3 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

If a filmmaker's importance was judged by the number of MoMA retrospectives they received, Pier Paolo Pasolini would rank in the... 

<em>Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop</em>

Art: Photography

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Photoshopped!" The very word can send an analog photographer’s snobbery and/or justified pride into overload. Photoshop? How dare they! But while... 

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Art

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Thursday 1/ 3 @ El Museo del Barrio

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World will examine the visual arts and aesthetic development across the Caribbean, considering the histories of the... 

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde

Art

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde

Thursday 1/ 3 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exhibition highlights specific African artifacts acquired by the New York avant-garde and its most influential patrons during the 1910s and... 

Quay Brothers: <em>On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets</em>

Art: Multimedia

Quay Brothers

Thursday 1/ 3 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers' work in all their...