Open Sesame: Art Events in New York

5 Art Events to Attend in New York This Week

Through Sunday, November 30

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Talk: “New Media Art: Then and Now” at Asia Society
Tim Griffin and Barbara London discuss the topic with moderator Michelle Yun, curator of Asia Society’s recently opened show “Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot.” Post-Internet? More like PRE-Internet, am I right?
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, 6:30 p.m.

A still from Sunrise.

A still from Sunrise.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Screening: Sunrise at Anthology
F.W. Murnau’s 1927 masterpiece screens as part of Anthology’s Essential Cinema series.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York, 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 29, various ticket prices

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Special Event: Evening Tour of “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at MoMA
MoMA’s Matisse show tends to be very crowded during the day—very, very crowded, actually. So crowded that sometimes it’s difficult to see the work well. If you’re willing to shell out the cash, MoMA is offering night tours in small groups so that you can bask in the Frenchman’s magic. Seems worth it.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., $65/$75, tickets here

COURTESY OF POSTMASTERS

COURTESY POSTMASTERS GALLERY, NEW YORK

Opening: Chris Verene, “Home Movies” at Postmasters
Chris Verene will show photographs and a video depicting his family and other families from Galesburg, Illinois, the artist’s hometown, which was hit hard by the 2008 recession.
Postmasters, 54 Franklin Street, New York, 5:30-8 p.m.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Screening: Snowpiercer at MoMA
Bong Joon-ho’s dystopian tale concerns a future in which the sliver of humanity that has survived a self-inflicted ice age lives aboard a train segregated by economic class. It was an instant classic when it was released in the United States this year, and now it’s at MoMA. Here’s hoping we get some snow in New York soon.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, Theater 1, 6:30 p.m., various prices

Update, 12:15 p.m.: An earlier version of this post incorrectly listed the opening day for the Postmasters show as Friday. It opens Saturday.

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