Public Programs Archive

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View our archive of past public programs.

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Community in Context: The Story of Ravenswood
Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 3:00pm

Join us as Civic Action team members unravel the stories of Ravenswood and the complex layers of the community’s identity.   Representatives from the team of each Civic Action artist will explain their research processes and the findings that informed the visions of Natalie Jeremijenko, Mary Miss, Rirkrit Tiravanija and George Trakas for the future of Long Island City and its waterfront.

 

Civic Action: YOUR Vision for Long Island City
Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 11:00am - 1:30pm

 Join us to explore four artists' visions for Long Island City, and to add your own ideas, in mixed media form, to a collaborative community map.  This workshop is appropriate for adults as well as for families with children ages 2 and up. Registration is not required.

 

 

Photo by Bill Taylor

Partnering for the Climate: An Artist/Scientist Mixer
Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 3:00pm

Given the frequent headlines about global warming, how can we make sense of this often overwhelming information and make a difference?  

 

Answers may lie in concerted, conscious collaboration between artists and scientists that joins hard science with interpretive media. Civic Action artist Mary Miss and leading scientist Eric Sanderson discuss how interpretive media and collaboration between artists and scientists can help us to better understand and respond to global warming.  Moderated by playwright Jeremy Pickard.

 

Presented in collaboration with PositiveFeedback, an initiative of the Earth Institute at Columbia University; the Center for Creative Research at NYU; and the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities. 

 

 

Photo:  Urania Mylonas

Artists Town Hall
Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 3:00pm

As a complement to Civic Action: AVision for Long Island City, four artist team leaders or participating members of their teams will share their ideas and visions for the future of Long Island City.  Audience will have an opportunity to address artists.  Moderated by Guest Curator, Amy Smith-Stewart.

 

For more about the exhibition Civic Action, click here.

Curator's Tour of Special Exhibition with Amy Smith-Stewart
Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 3:00pm

Guest Curator Amy Smith-Stewart will lead a tour of Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City and discuss the project and exhibition, a response to the changing developed environment in Long Island City.  A seasoned curator and founder of the curatorial project Smith-Stewart, she is presently a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts and the Sotheby’s Institute, New York.  

 

For more information about the exhibition, click here.

 

As space is limited, please reserve your spot on this tour by sending an email to [email protected] with the subject "December 11 Curator's Tour."  Please include your name(s) and telephone number.

On the Water's Edge
Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 3:00pm

The East River shoreline in Western Queens is one of the few major stretches of waterfront in New York City where community access is not blocked by a highway or railroad.  As industry has moved out of the area, issues around what to do with the shoreline remain.  In a panel discussion bringing together a noted planner/architect, a community activist, and two artists involved in The Noguchi Museum/Socrates Sculpture Park project, Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City,  Diana Balmori, Katie Ellman, Natalie Jeremijenko, and George Trakas will discuss the reinvention of Long Island City’s post-industrial urban waterfront.  Moderated by Carter Craft, Principal of Outside New York.

 

For more information about the exhibition Civic Action, click here.

Music in the Garden/Galleries with Elizabeth Brown
Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 3:00pm

Composer/performer Elizabeth Brown will perform traditional shakuhachi solos as well as her own music.  A Juilliard graduate and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Brown is celebrated both in the U.S. and Japan for her luminous and dreamlike compositions combining eastern and western sensibilities.  

 

In the case of inclement weather, the performance will be held in an interior gallery instead of the Sculpture Garden.  

 

For more information about Elizabeth Brown, click here

 

Photo by Peter Schaaf

Music in the Garden featuring Todd Reynolds and Ken Thomson
Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 3:00pm

Daredevil digital violinist Todd Reynolds (Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Ethel) and woodwind maestro Ken Thomson (Gutbucket, Signal, Asphalt Orchestra), two long-time Bang on a Can co-conspirators internationally recognized as both virtuoso instrumentalists and composers, will come together in a program of solos and duos, featuring fresh-inked work, selections from their most recent CD releases, and made-up-on-the-spot musical collaborations.

 

Music in the Garden is presented through partnership with Bang on a Can

With its unparalleled musical sensibility, Bang on a Can is one of the world's best recognized and most powerful ambassadors for contemporary music. Founded in 1987, the group commissions, performs, creates, presents, and records, striving to expose new audiences worldwide to exciting and innovative music. Cantaloupe Music is the celebrated record label created in 2001 by the founders of Bang on a Can.

First Friday
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 5:30pm

During the summer months the Museum is open late on the first Friday of the month. With pay-what-you-wish admission and a cash bar with wine and beer beginning at 5:30 pm, the Museum will remain open until 8 pm.

Music in the Garden featuring Ashley Bathgate
Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 3:00pm

One of the newest members of Bang on a Can's All-Stars, cellist Ashley Bathgate will present a diverse program of works by Michael Gordon, Daniel Wohl, Evan Ziporyn and Andrew Norman.

 

American cellist Ashley Bathgate has gained international renown as both a classical and contemporary musician.  Bathgate is the recipient of a grant from the New York Philharmonic Players Fund and top prizes at the Lois Lyman Concerto Competition, the Hugo Kauder Memorial String Competition, and the Yale University of Music Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition.  In spring 2011, Bathgate released a collaborative album through Albany Records featuring music by Martin Bresnick.

 

Music in the Garden is presented through partnership with Bang on a Can

 

With its unparalleled musical sensibility, Bang on a Can is one of the world's best recognized and most powerful ambassadors for contemporary music. Founded in 1987, the group commissions, performs, creates, presents, and records, striving to expose new audiences worldwide to exciting and innovative music. Cantaloupe Music is the celebrated record label created in 2001 by the founders of Bang on a Can.

 

Photo Credit: Steve Taylor