Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center - Ongoing - 'Curated by Noguchi Museum Senior Curator Dakin Hart, Self-Interned, 1942 brings together about two dozen works from the Museum’s collection, dating from before, during, and after Noguchi’s time at Poston, along with a substantial selection of archival documents. | Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City
Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 - Ongoing; All day - The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 allows viewers to navigate through Chang’s personal, associative, and narrative meditation on mourning, care-giving, geopolitics, and landscape. The exhibition has been structured to replicate the complex way in which stories develop through geography, history, cultural mythology, fiction, and personal experience. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys - Ongoing - Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys takes visitors through the holiest city in the Islamic world. It presents a compelling portrait of the massive urban redevelopment now under way and its effects on residents and the millions of hajj pilgrims who travel there every year. Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has documented this unprecedented expansion for nearly a decade.
The exhibition is anchored by monumental photographs from his project Desert of Pharan: Unofficial Histories Behind the Mass Expansion of Mecca, alongside large-scale videos and installations. In addition to showing the influx of wealth, photographs detail the lives of workers on construction sites and of migrant groups. | Brooklyn Museum, Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia Gallery of Contemporary Art, 4th Floor, 200 Eastern Parkway
Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting - Ongoing - MoMA PS1 presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Carolee Schneemann, spanning the artist’s prolific six-decade career. As one of the most influential artists of the second part of the 20th century, Schneemann’s pioneering investigations into subjectivity, the social construction of the female body, and the cultural biases of art history have had significant influence on subsequent generations of artists. Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting begins with rarely seen examples of the artist’s early paintings of the 1950s and their evolution into assemblages made in the 1960s, which integrated objects, mechanical elements, and modes of deconstruction.
The exhibition considers Schneemann’s oeuvre within the context of painting by tracing the developments that led to her groundbreaking innovations in performance, film, and installation in the 1970s, as well as her increasingly spatialized multimedia installations from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. | MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
Marvel Universe Live – Ace of Heroes - February 22- 25 - Witness the cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and immersive video projection in this legendary adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family…LIVE! Tickets start at $15. | Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn
Jazz Brunch - Sun, February 25; Noon - 3 pm - Liven up those winter doldrums with our sumptuous buffet and smooth jazz stylings of The Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet. Plus, try your luck with our 50/50 drawing! $45 RSVP by 2/21. 718-352-1548 | firstname.lastname@example.org |Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Bayside
See It Big! Best Cinematography in Black & White and Color - February 24- March 11 - This series highlights films from 1936-1966 in black & white and color with films that offer some of the greatest images in Hollywood history. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria
Free Screening: Waiting for Guffman - Wednesday, February 28; 8 pm - When the town of Blaine, Mo., approaches its sesquicentennial, there's only one way to celebrate: with a musical revue called "Red, White and Blaine." | Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint
Little Makers: Paper Clay Sculptures - Sun, February 25; 10:30-12:30 pm - Mix and blend strips and scraps of recycled paper to make soft paper clay. Think with your hands as you mold it into delightful sculptures. $6 | NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona