Critical 5 art events this week in NYC: creative ideas for V-Day, Feb. 13-16
Cards, boxes of chocolate, roses? Come on, get creative this Valentine's Day! Spread the love with art in the city this week.
Get your heart fluttering with a butterfly exhibition. A popular annual event at the American Museum of Natural History, The Butterfly Conservatory showcases a re-creation of a tropical forest environment filled with over 500 live butterflies. Aw, pretty and perfect for your slightly nerdy Valentine.
Head to the Ana Tzarev Gallery for a special event, Love is in Bloom. In celebration of Ana Tzarev's Love & Peace Campaign, that has brought monumental flower sculptures to public spaces worldwide, the event will include champagne, chocolate, and art. Magnifico!
Over the last five years, the Times Square Alliance has asked architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a romantic public art installation contest. So grab someone special, get some fresh air, and check out this year's winner, Brooklyn-based design firm Situ Studio.
What could be better than edible art? Gear up for Valentine's Day tonight with a chocolate-making (and eating!) event at the Tache Artisan Chocolate Shop. A ticket includes "appetizers, wine, fondue, a personal chocolate tour, hands-on chocolate making."
Speak the language of love with The Path of Nature:French Painting fromthe Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785-1859 at The Metropolitan. A gorgeous collection of Parisian landscape, portraits, and architect, it's a romantic triple threat.