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
Savoy! Dancing through the Swing Era - Fri Jan 14; 2 pm - Tap your feet to authentic jazz music from the 1920-40s by Big Band greats such as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman and enjoy the high energy Lindy Hop dance that began during this time. $10 | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd
Sweet Honey In the Rock: A Special Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration - Sun, January 14; 4 pm - One of the most vibrant, versatile and ever relevant musical collectives in music today, both as a performance ensemble and as an ambassadorial African American organization founded on the missions of empowerment, education and entertainment. $35. | Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Avenue, Flushing
Tavis Smiley's “Death of a King” - Mon, Jan 15; 8 pm - This joyful tribute tells the little-known story of King’s final year. The Man You Know...The Story You Don't. A live theatrical experience. $39.50| Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
Festival: First Look 2018 - Thru Mon, Jan 15 - The museum's festival of innovative new international cinema including more than two dozen programs, featuring formally inventive new works that seek to redefine the art form while engaging in a wide range of subjects and styles. | Museum of the Moving Image, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg
Kidz Kitchen – This Lil Piggy Went to Market - Sat, Jan 13; 11 am - 12 pm - Meet APEC’s newest family member Kotey the guinea pig. Have fun learning about an animal, and then make a delicious snack to compliment what they’ve learned. All materials included. $22 For ages 6-7.|Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston