Critical 5 art events this week in NYC: heaven sent, November 14-18
Did it hurt? When you fell from heaven? Okay, okay we're not trying out cheesy pick-ups on line on you this week, NYC. But art is -- because it's all so heavenly.
So you see why we couldn't resist the question? Grab your angel wings, it's time to fly.
Tonight, go do something literary and walk into a bookstore. Heaven will reward you with a panel about singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen moderated by Sylvia Simmons, author of the Cohen biography I'm Your Man, and Alan Light, author of The Holy or the Broken, a forthcoming book about the Cohen's song "Hallelujah." It's sure to be a night of enlightenment.
There's nothing more heavenly than the divine Katharine Hepburn. Now at The New York Public Library, Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen includes bits and pieces of her life and career. From costumes to film stills and posters and playbills, this exhibit will give you the inside scoop of the goddess lifestyle of an Old Hollywood star.
Maybe not sent from heaven, but visiting from the Norton Simon Museum in California, Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant is now on view at The Frick Collection as a special loan presentation. This is the first time in 40 years the painting as left California. So see it while you can, it'll be transcendent.
Anyone that can pull off eating maple syrup with spaghetti has to have divine powers right? Based on the movie, Elf the musical is the perfect holiday treat when you need a pick-me-up from the winter wonderland gods.
My Way at The Brooklyn Museum features some 70 pieces by artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. Ranging from a handmade priest's robe to works made of sulfur and max, this exhibit has trinkets and treasures that are out of this world. Check out our review before you go, here.