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Materials for the Arts presents Lina Puerta's "La muerte de un arbol (The Death of a Tree)"
Opening Reception, December 18, 2014, 6-9pm; On view December 18 - February 19th, M-F, 10am-4pm. Over the past several months, Materials for the Arts Artist-in-Residence Lina Puerta worked inside NYC’s premier reuse facility sorting through thousands of donated materials, carefully picking bits of lace, fabric, broken jewelry, and much more to create this series of sculptures and site-specific installations. Puerta’s ongoing exploration of the process of wearing and urban decay are brought to life by her meticulously detailed workmanship and a rich, baroque treatment of surfaces.
The Studio Museum in Harlem presents Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art
On view through March 8, 2015. Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art explores the ways contemporary artists use Ebony and Jet as a resource and as inspiration in their practices. Published by Johnson Publishing Company for over sixty years, both magazines are cultural touchstones for many African Americans and often represent a commonality between people of diverse backgrounds.
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts presents Vision Quest: A Poetry Reading In partnership with the Poetry Society of America
While most celebrate historical moments and triumphs in black culture, MoCADA looks to the future. In celebration of Black Future Month, join them for an exciting evening of readings by acclaimed poets Patricia Smith, Aracelis Girmay, Camille Rankine, and Kamilah Aisha Moon. In response to the themes in Vision Quest, each poet will read work that examines Black womanhood in diverse and inspiring ways. Q&A to follow the readings.
Rubin Museum of Art presents Losar Family Day: Himalayan New Year Celebration
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 12-4 PM. Join the Rubin Museum for an afternoon of art, crafts, food, and music to celebrate Losar, the Himalayan New Year. Watch as a master artist creates a sand mandala, contribute to a giant collaborative mandala, construct colorful butter sculptures, and sip Himalayan butter tea. Go on a family gallery tour and enjoy traditional Tibetan music performances throughout the day.