American Impressionist Painter Mary Cassatt
200 Rector Place
Mary Cassatt is a U.S. born painter and printmaker that depicted the lives of women, especially the special bond between mother and child. Mentored by the greats Degas and Pissarro, Cassatt was the only American artist to exhibit with the Impressionists in Paris. Battery Park City Authority. Free
Pipes at One
St. Paul’s Chapel
The weekly Pipes at One series showcases leading organists and rising stars from around the country in this year-round series at St. Paul’s Chapel, featuring its celebrated three-manual Noack organ. Today, Diane Belcher, organist, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
Make Your Own Comics Online with Pixton
New York Public Library
For grades K-6. NYPL, BPC branch, 175 North End Avenue
Inventing Tomorrow: Sarah Cole and Colm Tóibín
Book reading. H. G. Wells played a central role in defining the intellectual, political, and literary character of the twentieth century. A prolific literary innovator, he coined such concepts as “time machine,” “war of the worlds,” and “atomic bomb,” exerting vast influence on popular ideas of time and futurity, progress and decline, and humanity’s place in the universe. Wells was a public intellectual with a worldwide readership. He met with world leaders, including Roosevelt, Lenin, Stalin, and Churchill, and his books were international best-sellers. Yet critics and scholars have largely forgotten his accomplishments or relegated them to genre fiction, overlooking their breadth and diversity.
In Inventing Tomorrow, Sarah Cole provides a definitive account of Wells’s work and ideas. She contends that Wells casts new light on modernism and its values: on topics from warfare to science to time, his work resonates both thematically and aesthetically with some of the most ambitious modernists.
4 Fulton Street. Free
POP Performance: Women in Motion
Brilliant, challenging and charming, Women in Motion 2019-2020. Presented by The Bang Group and Women in Motion. Check website for times, dates and cost. 280 Broadway.
The Art of Chinese New Year
The Art of Chinese New Year is a vibrant, interactive experience where visitors of all ages can explore the Chinese New Year holiday and the traditional visual and performing arts related to it. The installation captures the sights and sounds of the holiday through displays, artist workshops, and hands-on activities, leading visitors to a deeper experience, and a greater understanding, of traditional Chinese culture. In the visual arts, visitors will learn about nianhua (New Year pictures), spring couplets, and papercutting. A showcase on the art of shadow puppetry will feature antique puppets, a traditional shadow puppet theater, and a theater where children can create their own puppet shows. At a lion dance display, visitors can try on real lion dance costumes. 40 Rector Street. FREE
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