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Built on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1863, this tenement apartment building was home to nearly 7,000 working class immigrants. They faced challenges many of us face today: making a new life, working for a better future and starting a family with limited means. Inside 97 Orchard, visitors take guided tours of apartments that recreate [...]

As a core member of the creative team working on the 2008 olympics, Shen Wei’s work was seen by billions around the globe.  But Shen Wei was already on the rise as a founding member of guangdong modern dance company – the first of its kind in China. But, he craved to know more about [...]

Visual artists have long been interested in the stage as an arena for experimentation, and their interdisciplinary collaborations have immeasurably enriched the history of modern art. Stage Pictures presents a selection of designs for dance, theater, and opera from MoMA’s drawings collection. The exhibition highlights set and costume studies, as well as more abstract suggestions [...]

Fifty artists from twenty-five countries, all under the age of 33 are presented in “Younger Than Jesus,” the first edition of “The Generational,” the New Museum‘s new signature triennial. This exhibit offers a rich, intricate, multidisciplinary exploration of the work being produced by a new generation of artists born after 1976. Known to demographers, marketers, [...]

Anthony Minghella’s sumptuous production of Madama Butterfly, Giacomo Puccini’s heartbreaking tale of love and betrayal, offers viewers a rare visual treat Sunday, June 28 at noon on Great Performances at the Met. Minghella, who died unexpectedly in March 2008, marks his debut in opera with the re-staging of Madama Butterfly – this is also the [...]

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Tony Kushner. Since the breakthrough in the early 1990s of his two-part epic, Angels in America — subsequently made into a hit miniseries — Kushner has emerged as one of the country’s leading playwrights. With his cutting wit and penchant for uncomfortable opinions, Kushner has earned a Pulitzer, an Emmy and [...]

Asian Journeys: Collecting Art in Post-War America examines the intersection of history, international relations, personal relationships and art collecting through a rich display of more than eighty exceptional objects from Asia Society’s jewel-like permanent collection, as well as several objects on loan from the Cleveland Museum of Art. From 1963 to 1978, John D. Rockefeller [...]

This week’s SundayArts Choice focuses on two new exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum. Curator Ladan Akbarnia provides a fascinating glimpse into the “Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam”  and the newly reinstalled Islamic Galleries. The “Light of the Sufis” exhibition is part of the Muslim Voices Arts & Ideas festival.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma brings the Silk Road Ensemble to Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park bandshell for an outdoor celebration of music from the four corners of the earth. The Silk Road Ensemble is a collective of approximately 60 renowned musicians, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers from more than 20 countries. Each member’s career illustrates a [...]

Filmmaker Chai Vasarhelyi, the producer and director of the film “I Bring What I Love,” discusses the life and international impact of Senegalese artist and humanitarian Youssou N’Dour, the African pop musician with the highest record sales. “I Bring What I Love” focuses on the making of N’Dour’s Grammy Award-winning album “Egypt,” which was meant [...]

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.