Open Sesame: Art Events in New York

5 Art Events to Attend In New York This Week

Through Saturday, December 27

Saul killing King Nahash and destroying the Ammonites, from The Crusader Bible.COURTESY MORGAN LIBRARY

Saul killing King Nahash and destroying the Ammonites, from The Crusader Bible.

COURTESY MORGAN LIBRARY

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23

Tour: The Crusader Bible at the Morgan Library
What says “Happy Holidays” better than an illuminated manuscript that the Morgan Library refers to as a “Gothic Masterpiece,” which sets Old Testament stories in 13th-century France? The manuscript is on view to the public through January 4, before being rebound.
Morgan Library, 225 Madison Avenue, New York, 2 p.m.

Film: The Long Goodbye at Film Forum
Did you miss Robert Altman’s Long Goodbye at MoMA? Oh, no, you missed the best movie ever! Go see it on Christmas Eve eve!
Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, New York, 1:00 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

Cantus.©CURTIS JOHNSON

Cantus.

©CURTIS JOHNSON

Performance: “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” at the Met
The Cantus vocal group explores a Christmas Day truce through letters and quotes from World War I soldiers.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, $65

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26

Screening: Goodbye to Language 3D at MoMA
Godard goes 3D. Enough said.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27

Special Event: Evening Tour of “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at MoMA
You’ve worked hard this year! You deserve to see the Matisse show away from the crowds that fill it each day.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 6:30 p.m., $65–$75

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