Each week, one of our teen programs interns presents their top picks of arts and cultural events just for you. This week’s picks are from Keila Peralta.
Long-time New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman, Monster, The Gimmick) returns to the Workshop with an uplifting semi-autobiographical exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose. Forever draws from Orlandersmith’s own pilgrimage to the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris — the final resting place of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. At the graveside of these timeless artists, Orlandersmith finds unexpected grace in a gripping tale of the legacy a daughter inherits from her mother.
The Tempest – Shakespeare in the Park
March 27 – July 5, 2015 @ 12:00PM
The Delacourt Theaeter in Central Park
81 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023
It’s one of Shakespeare’s classics! Prospero unleashes a storm to shipwreck his traitor brother who stole his throne, settling the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is flipped around by newfound love in this masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Grief directs and you will see Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston return. Shakespeare in the Park is presented by The Public Theater.
Simon Hantai Pliage: The First Decade
April 28 – June 26, 2015, Tue–Sat @ 10AM–5:30PM
45 E 78th St.
New York, NY 10075
In 1960 Hantaï, a Hungarian-born French artist, developed a style he called “pliage.” It involved folding, crumpling, tying and trampling on canvas before painting the areas left exposed. This show revisits his earliest efforts with the technique that became his signature and defined his role as one of postwar Europe’s key abstractionists.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Friday – Wednesday @ 10AM-5:45PM
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
Admit 2 people for $5 with High 5 Tickets
An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by museum educators. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-growing institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.