The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca - Ongoing until March 11 - The Noguchi Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of the sculptural work of Gonzalo Fonseca (1922–97), a major figure in the development of modern Latin American art who created some of the most enchanting sculptures of his day. The exhibition encompasses some 80 objects, primarily works in stone from the mid-1960s to the 1990s, complemented by selected drawings and sketchbooks.| Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City
REAL PEOPLE. REAL LIVES. WOMEN IMMIGRANTS OF NEW YORK - Ongoing; All day until March 18 - Each immigrant story is a combination of determination, hope, and challenges. It is more important than ever to share our stories; our stories as immigrants, our stories as women, stories through which we can understand better, and celebrate, the diversity and commonality of human experience. The exhibit features art and fashion photographs of 16 young immigrant women in iconic NYC spots and neighborhoods, together with audio recordings of their stories and video montages.| Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys - Ongoing until April 8 - 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 until March 11 - 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
PunjabTronix - Sat, March 10; 8 pm - MOVE to electronic dance music along with Punjabi dhol drums, vocals, stringed instruments, and the hypnotic double flute algoza. Powerful, traditional Punjabi melodies interact with live electronic drum machines, synthesizer arpeggios, and basslines! | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
“Beau Jest” - Sat, March 10 at 8:30 pm & Sun, March 11 at 3 pm - A Jewish “Meet the Parents” - with universal appeal! For tickets, call 718-428-6363| Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th Street, Bayside
Little Cinema presents “Basquiat” - Thurs, March 8; 7 - 9 pm - Honoring the legacy of two artistic legends, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol (played by David Bowie), and explores their relationship against the backdrop of the changing New York City art scene in the 1980s. $16|Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights
Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with Watercolor - Sat, March 10; 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Bring an image you would like to paint. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. The event is free but space is limited, so please RSVP to hold your spot to email@example.com. | Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Flushing
Drag Queen Story Hour w/ Ms. B - Tues, March 13; 4 pm - A program for children ages 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience. | Queens Library, 86-07 Broadway, Elmhurst