Craveable - The Culture Craver Blog

Thursday 30th of October 2014

Whether you're craving El Greco or Picasso, New Orleans Jazz or modern dance, there's plenty of craveable culture for you in NYC this week. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE events once you've been. 


Jacqueline Roque inspired her husband Pablo Picasso in the last two decades of his life. Pace Gallery’s W. 25th Street and E. 57th Street locations will present Picasso & Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style starting on Friday, which includes paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and ceramics, all depicting Jacqueline.

Helena Rubenstein was born in a small town in Poland in 1872 and rose to become a global icon at the helm of an international cosmetics icon. Learn about her at the Jewish Museum’s Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power, which starts Friday and runs through March. The New York Times calls the exhibition "a master class in modernism-as-marketing."

In the evening, put on your costume and head to the Village for the 41st Annual Halloween Parade. It starts at 7 PM.

If you’re not out trick-or-treating, head to Broadway, where you can see Hugh Jackman in The River, Jez Butterworth’s new play that sold out in London two years ago.


As part of Carnegie Hall’s UBUNTU: Music an Arts of South Africa, the Paley Center’s Spotlight on South Africa this weekend will include screenings of South African TV shows, as well as a screening of Mama Africa, a documentary about Makeba’s life and career.

Would you like a little marimba with your Mozart? Starting Saturday, see Mozart’s Magic Flute reimagined by the Isango Ensemble of South Africa at the New Victory.

The Prague Philharmonic Choir is performing at the Met Museum on Saturday in conjunction with the exhibition Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague. Get tickets here ahead of time.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is in NYC this weekend — straight from New Orleans' French Quarter. Catch some jazz at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.


Craving a laugh? Carol Burnett is chatting with Rosie O’Donell at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday evening.

See one of this weekend’s new movies. One great option is Point and Shoot about a young man fighting a dictator and trying to find himself — which one the top prize for a documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival. Other choices are Nightcrawler, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a crime reporter who becomes the star of his own story, or The Great Invisible about the BP explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sunday 26th of October 2014

Craving art? Meredith Rosen — gallerist extraordinaire — is here to help with recommendations of six NYC art galleries that you must visit in the week ahead. Thanks, Meredith! CRAVE the exhibitons that excite you to spread word of mouth and keep track ... and RATE them once you've been. 

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Permeated Shield at Galerie Lelong through Dec. 13

Thursday 23rd of October 2014

It's an amazing week for NYC culture cravers. There are two new shows starting Broadway previews, a documentary about Edward Snowden, contemporary Chinese art at the Guggenheim, and more. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE it once you've been. 


Starting Friday, see 100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History at MoMA. The exhibition focuses on unedited footage, originally shot in 1913 of a black-cast feature film that was never released.

Starting Friday, see Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound at the Brooklyn Museum. Scott used yarn, thread, fabric, and other fibers to envelop found objects into bundled structures.


As Halloween approaches, it’s time for a spooky immersion event. Take kids 8 years old and up to The Haunting of Ichabod Crane, which is based on Washington Irving’s classic and performed at the Park Avenue Armory from Sept. 25 – 30.

Or see DJ Spooky (the composer, multimedia artist, and writer) himself at the Asia Society in Electric Imaginary.  


Are you an artist ready to throw in the towel? Starting Sunday, bring your work to PS1 and sign a pledge: “I PROMISE NEVER TO MAKE ART AGAIN.” It’s all part of Art Amnesty, an exhibition by the British contemporary artist, writer, and advocate, Bob and Roberta Smith.

See one of this weekend’s new movies. Options include Force Majeure (about a family confronting an avalanche while on a ski vacation), Citizenfour (an Edward Snowden documentary), Laggies (with Keira Knightley), and John Wick (Keanu Reeves is an ex-hit man who comes out of retirement to track down gangsters).

Friday 17th of October 2014

From the Cubism show at the Met to an immersive sound installation at PS1 to A Delicate Balance on Broadway, there is plenty of new craveable culture hitting NYC this week. Be sure to CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE the events once you've seen them. Happy craving!


Starting Friday, see Dürer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo at the Museum of Biblical Art. It underscores the influence of the bible on Western art.

Check out Ryoji Ikeda's Superposition, an immersive music/media/installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art inspired by the subatomic world and promising to blow your artistic mind.


Starting Saturday, see El Anatsui transform liquor bottle caps and other found objects into sculpture at Jack Shainman Gallery.

This weekend, take your kids to The Snail and the Whale at the New Victory. Tall Stories Theatre Company from London created it — and it’s good for kids aged 4 to 7.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the amazing group and traveling soul of South African music, play Carnegie Hall. Few groups have toured as extensively and collaborated with such other great world artists, so their on-stage guests alone could probably make a great concert.

Mixing the fun, gypsy sound of klezmer with a bit of trance, folk, swing and tango, Metropolitan Klezmer hits City Winery to combine tradition with irreverence and respect.


See one of this weekend’s new movies. Options include WWII movie Fury (whch starts Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf), Birdman (Michael Keaton is a washed up actor trying to recreate himself), Listen Up Philip (Jason Schwartzman is a novelist who gets away to an isolated summer home), and Watchers of the Sky (a documentary based on Samantha Power's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem From Hell).

Looking for a full day of music and art at once? Sound / Source is a day-long exploration of electroacoustic music in all its forms, featuring collaborations between legends, luminaries, and newcomers as they examine the interplay between human and machine sounds and filling the MoMA PS1 building from top to bottom.

See Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer at Joe’s Pub starting on Sunday. It’s an investigation into love, longing and the loss of New York’s cultural identity.

Thursday 9th of October 2014


If it is October, it is time for both Comic Con and the New Yorker Festival, two events that remind us all why New York is truly the high art and pop art capital of the world. There is plenty to crave this week, and if you have seen anything, be sure to rate in order to get better recommendations!  


The New Yorker Festival starts tonight and runs through the weekend. If you were lucky enough to snag tickets, you might see Sting, Mindy Kaling, or Edward Snowden via live video. To get ready, read this fascinating interview with publisher Lisa Hughes about the business of the festival.

If you notice cape-wearing superheroes walking around the far west side, don’t be surprised. It’s New York Comic Con at the Javits Center.

Sunday 5th of October 2014

It's a great week for art in NYC, and gallerist Meredith Rosen is back to help you identify the best of the best. CRAVE the events you are excited about to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE them once you see them. 

Ryan McGinley: Yearbook at Team Gallery through Oct. 12

Friday 3rd of October 2014

There's a lot of craveable culture in NYC this week — from Egon Schiele portraits to Molly Ringawald performing jazz to Fall for Dance. Here are Culture Craver's top picks for the week. CRAVE what excites you and RATE it once you've been. 


If you’re craving local Brooklyn art, check out the Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibition of art from Bushwick, Bed Stuy, and beyond — Crossing Brooklyn.


See what the MoMA deems a “remarkable body of work,” including a disembodied “Untitled Leg” — by Robert Gober in his retrospective, The Heart is Not a Metaphor, at MoMA.


At 7:30 PM, see Works & Process - The Kennedy Center: Little Dancer at the Guggenheim. It’s a new musical inspired by the obscure ballerina who posed for the Edgar Degas sculpture Little Dancer (which you can see at the Met Museum).

Thursday 25th of September 2014

This week, New York City culture cravers can explore thousands of books at PS1's Art Book Fair, hear performers' secrets whispered on Pier 45,  see Sting's first musical, or see yet another production of King Lear. CRAVE the events that excite you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE them once you've been. 


Starting Friday, see Everything By My Side, an installation by Argentine artist Fernando Rubio, which features seven actresses in white beds whispering childhood memories to individual audience members.

Take kids age 7+ to see PigPen Theatre’s The Old Man and the Old Moon at the New Victory starting Friday. It includes original music, shadow puppets, lighting, and more.

The DUMBO Arts Festival begins Friday evening from 6 PM to 9 PM, and runs through the weekend. See visual art installations, projections, studio visits, and street performances.

It’s the twelfth annual New York Burlesque Festival this weekend! See more than 100 performers from around the globe.

It’s also the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. See books from 350 sellers from 28 different countries.


Starting Saturday, there’s a fashion show of kimonos from the 18th Century to today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Kimono: A Modern History.


On Sunday, see NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand — who is on a mission to get women involved politically — in a conversation with Gloria Steinem at the 92nd Street Y.

Thursday 18th of September 2014

It's quite a week for NYC art cravers. To help guide you through the art gallery world, gallerist Meredith Rosen offers a list of her top picks for the week ahead. Happy craving!

Genieve Figgis: Good Morning, Midnight at Half Gallery through Oct. 25