New York City is home to more than 700 art galleries; 380 nonprofit theater companies; 330 dance companies; 131 museums; 96 orchestras; 40 Broadway theaters; 15 major concert halls; five zoos; five botanical gardens; and one aquarium. Start exploring today!
Performa presents Performa 15 Biennial
Celebrating ten years since the founding of the Performa biennial in 2005, Performa 15 brings together a total of more than 30 artists from 12 countries around the world to participate in three weeks of exciting programming in performance art —breaking down the boundaries between visual art, music, dance, poetry, film, and architecture. For each biennial, Performa pays homage to a bygone era through a historical anchor, such as Futurism and Russian Constructivism, showing the prevalence of live art during earlier periods; this year the historic reference is The Renaissance. Performa 15 events take place at various location throughout New York City.
November 1 – 22, 2015
Japan Society presents For a New World To Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979
In the wake of the social and political upheaval of the late 1960s, Japanese artists and photographers began crafting a new visual language for an age of uncertainty. Their embrace of camera-based experiments would alter the cultural landscape and lay the foundations for contemporary art in Japan. For a New World to Come is the first comprehensive exhibition to spotlight this radical break with the past with some 200 works.
October 9, 2015 – January 10, 2016
Admission: $12; students & seniors $10, Japan Society members & children under 16 free.
New York Hall of Science presents Connected Worlds
Connected Worlds, NYSCI’s groundbreaking new exhibition, immerses visitors in a fantastical animated world where your actions — gestures, movements, and decisions — impact how well the world is kept in balance. There are six environments in Connected Worlds: jungle, desert, wetlands, mountain valley, reservoir, and plains. Each has its own trees, plants, and animals, but they share a common supply of water. As visitors explore and play, their actions — gestures, movements, decisions — have both short and long-term effects on the digital environments.
On long-term view.
Free with NYSCI admission.
The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance presents BlakTinX Performance Series
BAAD begins its fall season with BlakTinX Performance Series. This annual multidisciplinary festival celebrates art
and performance by African American, Latino and artists of color.
October 17 to November 21, 2015.