The milestone exhibition, currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, features 116 works from across North America
On December 27, NYC-ARTS will feature the milestone exhibition “Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection” currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Located in the museum’s American Wing, the exhibition represents the achievements of artists from more than fifty indigenous cultures across North America, ranging in date from the second to the twentieth century. The collection features 116 masterworks, including sculpture from British Columbia and Alaska, California baskets, pottery from southwestern pueblos, Plains drawings and regalia, and rare accessories from the eastern Woodlands. The works included in the exhibition are promised gifts, donations, and loans to the museum from collectors Charles and Valerie Diker.
“Art of Native America” is the first exhibition of its kind to be presented in the Met’s American Wing since it was established in 1923.
NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN’s weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase, brings arts lovers an all-access pass to the interesting, unusual and unique cultural offerings of the greater New York City region.
Co-hosted by New York Emmy Award winners Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn, with events around town reported by Christina Ha, NYC-ARTS showcases both world-renowned and local, community-based arts organizations.
See below for a full detailing of December’s NYC-ARTS lineup.
The program airs on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN and is also available to stream on NYC-ARTS.org on Friday mornings. Encore presentations generally follow on Sundays at 12 noon on THIRTEEN; Tuesdays at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21; and Saturdays at 7 p.m. on NJTV.
Thursday, December 6
Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city’s unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. “Maya Lin: A River is a Drawing,” currently on view at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, is the subject of this week’s feature/profile. “Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams” at MoMA is profiled in this week’s choice segment. Correspondent Christina Ha, based at the Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, reports on “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” on view at the New-York Historical Society; “Accumulations: Hanukkah Lamps” on view at The Jewish Museum; “The Holiday Train Show” on view at the New York Botanical Garden; the Mark Morris Dance Group’s “The Hard Nut” performances from December 14 through December 23 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House; and “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” performance at Kings Theater on December 23.
Thursday, December 13
Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city’s unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. This week’s program features host Phillippe de Montebello in conversation with Asher Miller, curator of the “Delacroix” exhibition on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Contemporary violin maker Sam Zygmuntowicz is profiled in this week’s choice segment.
Thursday, December 20
Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city’s unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. This week’s program includes a visit to the Morgan Library & Museum for a special presentation of the classic story “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. The choice segment features the Origami Tree, an annual New York City holiday tradition at the American Museum of Natural History.
Thursday, December 27
Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city’s unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. “Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection,” on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is the subject of this week’s feature/profile. This week’s program also features Louise Nevelson’s Chapel of the Good Shepherd at Saint Peter’s Church and the exhibition “Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today” on view at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts.
NYC-ARTS is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, one of America’s most prolific and respected public media providers.
Executive Producer: David Horn. Editorial Director: Joan Hershey. Supervising Producer: Mitch Owgang. Senior Producer: Bob Morris. For the digital platforms, Chief Digital Officer: Dan Greenberg. Director of Digital Production: Chris Mather.
NYC-ARTS is made possible in part by First Republic Bank. Major funding for NYC-ARTS is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, the Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Lewis “Sonny” Turner Fund for Dance, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, the Estate of Cecile Fox, the Jean Dubinsky Appleton Estate, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and the Elroy and Terry Krumholz 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.
Visit the NYC-ARTS Web site at NYC-ARTS.org for additional information.
WNET is America’s flagship PBS station and parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, home to ALL ARTS. WNET also operates NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, the new nightly interview program Amanpour and Company and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings. WNET’s groundbreaking series for children and young adults include Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase as well as Mission US, the award-winning interactive history experience. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique issues and culture through NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and MetroFocus, NYC-ARTS, Treasures of New York, Theater Close-Up, and WLIW Arts Beat. WNET creates online-only programming, including the award-winning series about gender identity, First Person. Through multi-platform initiatives Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America and Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change, WNET showcases the human stories around these issues and promising solutions. The weekly program SciTech Now explores the nexus of new ideas in science and technology. Through THIRTEEN Passport and WLIW Passport, station members can stream new and archival THIRTEEN, WLIW and PBS programming anytime, anywhere.
NYC-ARTS aims to increase awareness of New York City’s nonprofit cultural organizations, whose offerings greatly benefit residents and visitors—from children to adults, and teenagers to senior citizens. NYC-ARTS promotes cultural groups’ activities and events to tri-state, national and international audiences through nonprint media, using new technologies as they develop. Through television, Web sites, mobile applications and social media, NYC-ARTS nurtures New York City’s position as a thriving cultural capital of the world, one that has both world-renowned institutions and those that are focused on local communities.