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
Dreams of Sand - Sat, Jan 20 - 2:15 pm - San Artist Borja Gonzalez tell us, with only a little bit of sand and is hands, the story of two people throughout their lives, from the dreams that start building up during their childhood, through the experiences of their adult life. $8-$14| Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd
David Johanson plays NY Dolls - Sun, January 20 - 7 pm - 4 am - The international music legend, actor, and NYC icon performs a full set of New York Dolls standards, solo classics, covers, and new material with an all-star live band! Tickets: www.facebook.com/events/125022818289660/ | Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Avenue, East Williamsburg
“Marie Antoinette” w/ Pastries & Champagne - Fri, Jan 19; 9:15 pm - Party with Marie Antoinette and her royal court like it’s the 1780s and your home is Versailles. Each ticket includes a champagne cocktail and decadent puff pastry from Ladurée. $40 |Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg
Muppet Music Moments - Sat, Jan 20 and Sun, Jan 21; 11 am - A collection of classic musical numbers interpreted as only the Muppets can featuring a wide range of musical genres including performances by guest stars Harry Belafonte, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, and many more. $7-$15 |Museum of the Moving Image, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg