NYC LIFE: Lincoln Center, Sculptures, Old Masters, Entertainment
You are definitely going to want to head to the rooftop of the MET for their latest sculpture exhibit and beautiful views. You’ll find more sculptures at Rockefeller Center where you can meet Oracle, a 25-foot bronze sculpture. And at City Hall Park you’ll find Brighter Days, a series of six sculptures. Lincoln Center has gone green with a re-imagined plaza to help kickstart the arts! Speaking of art, art historian Nadja Hansen is doing a virtual tour of Sotheby’s auction sale. Our first author, Jane Goldman is a guest speaker tomorrow at a free virtual event. And our Broadway Babe has some wonderful streaming entertainment picks.
The Broadway Poll Results
Last week’s poll question was “Are You Ready to Return to Broadway shows in the Fall?”
The results: 49% said yes (and 30% of those are buying tickets now.) 51% say they are not ready.
The Green at Lincoln Center
You’re going to love the dramatically re-imagined plaza at Lincoln Center which is part of Restart Stages to help kickstart the arts sector. Celebrated set designer Mimi Lien transformed the space with “The GREEN,” re-envisioning the approximately 14,000 square feet of concrete expanse into a participatory public art installation that invites New Yorkers to relax and enjoy the open-air space. Get the details.
May 16. Meet Author Jane Goldman
We’re so excited. Jane Goldman, author of With No Regrets. Getting Older, Face It Live It Love It (published by The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing), is the guest speaker at a virtual event presented by Vitality Society, an online community for people 60 and better to remain at their best by tapping into their vitality, creativity and curiosity.
Sunday, May 16 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm ET. Learn more and RSVP to this complimentary event at http://bit.ly/vsuniversityjaneg
The Cantor Roof Garden at the MET
Let your head go into the clouds at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Cantor Roof Garden. Conceptual artist Alex Da Corte’s surreal sculpture As Long as the Sun Lasts is the 9th commission for this beautiful outdoor space with incredible views. The artist draws from Sesame Street and Alexander Calder to tell his winsome New York Story. This exhibition is on view through October 31st. Let yourself go!
Our roving photographer, Nicole Freezer Rubens is the author of “The Long P:ause and the Short Breath,” photos and poetry from NYC’s pandemic.
May 27. Behind the Scenes at Sotheby’s
It’s the big month in the art world calendar for prestigious auction house sales! Great works of art that have been in private collections for decades or centuries emerge for one week only in NYC for a viewing before they are sold at the exciting evening sales and disappear into private hands again, most likely for decades and centuries more. Art historian Nadja Hansen will take you on a virtual tour into the showrooms and the guest speaker is David Pollack, Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s OMP, who will regale the audience with behind-the-scenes stories.
Meet Oracle: The Bronze Statue at Rock
If you’re near Rockefeller Center this spring, you won’t be able to miss this new exhibition by conceptual artist Sanford Biggers’ new exhibition. There’s literally tons to see —about 7.64 US tons (15,280 pounds), to be exact. That’s the weight of Oracle, the 25-foot-tall cast bronze sculpture that serves as the centerpiece of Biggers’ epic art installation featuring a varied slate of works, an inviting gateway into Biggers’ expansive body of work. On display through June 29. Get the details.
“Brighter Days” at City Hall Park
Time Out says…Brighter Days is a series of six sculptures by Melvin Edwards created from 1970 to 1996 and one in 2020—each one incorporates some form of chain. Sitting in City Hall Park, historical associations are made to slavery and violence. City Park Hall was once the site of the African Burial Ground, a colonial-era cemetery for enslaved and freed individuals of African descent. More recently it became a geographic center of Black Lives Matter protests with the occupation of City Hall. Brighter Days affirms Edwards’ optimistic view of our shared future. Get the details.