Here's Your Last Call to See Bjork's MoMA Retrospective
A still from Björk's "Black Lake," directed by Andrew Thomas Huang. Her show at MoMA ends this week.
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The good news: There is so much damn culture in New York. The bad news: There is so much damn culture in New York that it's impossible to keep track of what's coming, going, and already gone. That's where we come in. Every week, we compile some of the best art exhibits, food events, sample sales, film screenings, and whatever else is on its way out. Never experience FOMO again. Find out about the best things to do in New York every day with the Voice's New York events calendar.
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Geometry of Hope, 1976. Reverse painted glass, mirrored glass, plaster, and wood, 128 x 128 cm. Private collection, London © Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, courtesy Rose Issa Projects, London. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Rose Issa Projects, London
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings 1974–2014 This exhibit at the Guggenheim marks Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian's first presentation of her drawings and mirror works in the United States. Farmanfarmaian has shuttled back and forth between Iran and New York throughout her decades-long career, spending 26 years in New York City following the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Infinite Possibility features large-scale mirror sculptures as well as drawings on paper.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,1071 Fifth Avenue, New York. guggenheim.org, 212-423-3500. $16, $14 for students and seniors. Free for kids twelve and under. Until June 7
See Abby Singer/Songwriter this Friday and Saturday.
Brooklyn Film Festival
The eighteenth annual Brooklyn Film Festival caps its week-long run on Sunday, and while there may be approximately 99 other film festivals going on around the city in the month of June, this one celebrated indie filmmakers before indie movies were a cool thing to brag about seeing.
Various locations, www.brooklynfilmfestival.org $13 for a single ticket, $10 for students and seniors. $100 for a full festival pass, $35 for a four-ticket pass. Until June 7
Björk at the MoMA
The press was not kind to this retrospective of the Icelandic singer's career thus far. The exhibit features instruments that were used on Bjork's 2011 album Biophilia, as well as sound and video installations and, of course, that infamous swan dress. C'mon, you know you want to see the swan dress.
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York. moma.org, 212-708-9400. $25, $18 for seniors, $14 for students. Free for kids sixteen and under. Until June 7
Tory Burch sample sale
Don't miss this opportunity to get a Tory Burch handbag, pair of shoes, or other accessories at slashed prices. Sure, a sample sale might be filled to the brim with deal-hungry, elbow-throwing shoppers, but so are New York department stores. Suck it up and save some money!
261 West 36th Street, second floor, New York. 212-947-8748. Open 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Until June 5
Lincoln and the Jews
Some of Lincoln's best friends were Jews! On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination — and the end of the Civil War — the New York Historical Society presents this examination of the relationship between the sixteenth president and his Jewish friends and associates. During his presidency, Jews represented less than half of 1 percent of the American population; this exhibit argues that these relationships had a lasting effect on the status of American Jews.
170 Central Park West, New York. www.nyhistory.org, 212-873-3400. $19, $15 for seniors, educators, and active military members. $12 for students, $6 for kids 5–13. Free for kids four and under. Until June 7
New York City Ballet
The New York City Ballet's spring season comes to a close this week with a lavish production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, choreographed by the legendary George Balanchine with music by Felix Mendelssohn. Just a lovely night out.
David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza. www.nycballet.com, 212-870-5570. $29–$164 Until June 7
Richard Widmark and Jean Peters find each other in the clutter in Pickup on South Street.
Pickup on South Street
This 1953 noir directed by Sam Fuller ends its run at the Film Forum this week. Writing in the Voice, Charles Taylor called the film "the most claustrophobic American film before Psycho." It was shot on a Hollywood lot rather than on location, but at least you can watch it right here in New York City.
Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, filmforum.org, 212-727-8110. $13, $7.50 for members. Until June 4
Show and Tell
Anthology Film Archives in the East Village presents this regular series of films that fall outside the mainstream. For its final event of this installment of the series, Anthology presents a program of short films by Austrian-born, New York–based artist Maria Petschnig.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York. anthologyfilmarchives.org, 212-505-5181. $10, $8 for students and seniors, $6 for members and kids twelve and under. Until June 4
A woman shops for silverware, Florence, Italy, 1950s, by Henri Cartier-Bresson, part of a show that ends this week at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College
Masters of American Photography
The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College is a little off the beaten path — Fifth Avenue's Museum Mile is a good thirteen miles away — but it's accessible by public transit, and the trip is worth it for this exhibit of photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Margaret Bourke-White, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and more.
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Klapper Hall, room 405, Flushing. gtmuseum.org, 718-997-4747. Free Until June 6
Lara Zarum reports for theVoice
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