Whitney’s Art History From Home: “Collective Memory In Contemporary Black Art”

Art History is at your fingertips with the Whitney Museum of American Art‘s series, “Art History From Home”.

Each session is 30 minutes and participants can ask questions through a moderated chat. Sessions look at works in their collection and illuminate critical topics in American art from 1900 on.

On Thursday, July 23rd, at 12 PM, they present, “Collective Memory In Contemporary Black Art

“This session looks at the ways contemporary Black artists draw on collective memory to play with, challenge, and transform notions of time. We will consider several recent exhibitions and performances at the Whitney as well as works from the collection by Cauleen Smith, Ja’Tovia Gary , and Tomashi Jackson. We will explore how these artists subvert the canon of American art and culture.

Sessions are free with registration.

(Pictured above: Tomashi Jackson, New Money (Mary had a plot of land & so did Ms. Marlene), 2019. Screenprint, sheet (sight): 19 × 25 1/8in. (48.3 × 63.8 cm). Purchase, with funds from the Print Committee; 2019.409. © Tomashi Jackson, courtesy Tilton Gallery, New York)

I Have a Dream Celebration – at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with your kids all long weekend with 3 full days of activities at Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

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2-For-1 Tickets to Must See Museums!

City, art, culture and history lovers: You’re in luck! NYC: The Official Guide’s “Must-See Week” gets you into many of the city’s best museums at 2-for-1 pricing.

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Mollusks in Manhattan

Just down the street, your kids can learn about tiny aliens! The tiny aliens of the invertebrate world!

At Bellevue Hospital Center, right here in Kips Bay, experience the Smallest Mollusk Museum:

“Prepare for a journey into the world of the mollusk: a group of invertebrates that has produced the oldest animal alive, the hardest biological material, and a lot of slime.

Humanity. Mollusks. An epic battle for survival.

Straighten your spine, vertebrate. Things are about to get weird.”

Co-founder, Amanda Scochet, on what this 6 foot tall museum entails:

“Our team of engineers, designers and storytellers at MICRO worked with over 30 scientists from the world’s leading research institutions to develop the exhibits, which include two miniature movie theaters, a full-sized holographic aquarium packed with strange beasts, the world’s first 3D-printed octopus brain, and a bucket of slime.”

Smallest Mollusk Museum - in Kips Bay

Just head over to the Bellevue pediatric unit to understand more about these fascinating tiny creatures.