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'Impractical Jokers' exposition tops NYC's hottest new exhibits

By california scoop / Published on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 20:09 PM / Comments Off on 'Impractical Jokers' exposition tops NYC's hottest new exhibits / 24 views
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Keep cool with indoor art exhibits across the five boroughs. Marvel at master works by Picasso, Klimt and Giacometti, enter the world of magic and go behind-the-scenes of a hidden-camera TV show.

“Impractical Jokers: Homecoming”

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(July 13-March 17, 2019, Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace; statenislandmuseum.org)

Fans of the hidden-camera comedy, “Impractical Jokers,” can peek behind the curtain to learn production secrets, revisit favorite episodes, view new interviews and learn how Staten Island guys James “Murr” Murray, Sal Vulcano, Brain “Q” Quinn and Joe Gatto went from high school clowns to TV stars. Adult Admission, $8.

“David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake At Night”

(July 13-Sept. 30, The Whitney Museum of American Art,99 Gansevoort St.; whitney.org)

The East Village art scene of the ’80s comes alive again in the edgy works of David Wojnarowicz, a contemporary of Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat. Largely self-taught and first seen in store-front galleries, Wojnarowicz was an outspoken activist, writer, painter and performance artist. He died from AIDS in 1992. Adult Admission, $25.

The works of David Wojnarowicz will be on display at The Whitney Museum starting in July.

The works of David Wojnarowicz will be on display at The Whitney Museum starting in July. (Image courtesy of the Estate of)

“Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele and Picasso”

(July 3-Oct. 7, The Met Breuer, 945 Madison Ave.;, metmuseum.org)

Ooh la la. Three rascals from the school of Paris, Gustave Klimt, Egon Schiele and Pablo Picasso, flash some flesh in this new show of 50 erotic and evocative paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints. Suggested adult admission $25.

“Charting The Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock”

(June 12-Oct. 14, American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square)

Meet Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. Working alongside her husband, theologian and scientist Edward Hitchcock in 1821, she forged a collaboration that connected God and science. Colorful paintings on cotton, some 12 feet long, used to illustrate her spouse’s college lectures, are among the striking visuals. Free.

“RFK Funeral Train: The People’s View”

(Through Sept. 2, International Center for Photography, 250 Bowery)

A time of national heartbreak is remembered with the funeral train of Robert Kennedy Jr. as it passed from New York to Washington D.C. on June 8, 1968. Iconic prints by photographer Paul Fusco complement a video presentation, snapshots and home movies. Adult Admission, $14.

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Visitors play "Atari Football" on this machine, part of the Museum of the Moving Image's "A Whole Different Ball Game: Playing Through 60 Years of Sports Video Games," opening in July.

Visitors play “Atari Football” on this machine, part of the Museum of the Moving Image’s “A Whole Different Ball Game: Playing Through 60 Years of Sports Video Games,” opening in July. (Thanassi Karageorgiou/Museum of the Moving Image)

“A Whole Different Ball Game: Playing Through 60 Years of Sports Video Games”

(July 13-Jan. 21, 2019, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, Queens)

Game on! The unique Queens museum plays host to a favorite pastime — sports video games. Come ready for a blast from the past with over 30 playable games in this interactive exhibit that connects games, sports, media and culture over the last 60 years. Adults, $15.

“Iran: Women Only”

(June 6-Sept. 23, Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx; bronxmuseum.org)

From the U.S. Embassy uprising in 1979 to the Nuclear Agreement in 2015, photojournalist Randy H. Goodman was allowed unprecedented access to the country of Iran. Covering four decades, her photos trace the changing roles, nature and face of women there. Free.

“Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection”

(June 15-Sept. 16, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, nyhistory.org)

Vanish into a quaint New York magic shop of yesteryear with a treasure trove of rare artifacts from illusionist David Copperfield. The collection celebrates the careers and achievements of legendary figures from the Golden Age of Magic (1880s to 1930s) — most notably escape artist Harry Houdini. Adult Admission, $21.

“Archipelago New York — A secret island world in plain sight”

(June 28-July 21, Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover St., at Pier 44, Brooklyn, waterfrontmuseum.org)

Follow author and photographer Thomas Halaczinsky’s ongoing sailboat exploration of the islands and waterways of New York. Over 3,000 nautical miles of people, terrain, changing light, mist, fog and time are captured and documented in this artistic and personal journey. Free.

“Giacometti”

(June 8-Sept. 12, Guggenheim, 1071 5th Ave; guggenheim.org)

Alberto Giacometti is best known for sculptures of tall, thin men and women, which have been deemed masterworks of the 20th century. One recently one sold for $141 million. Giacometti’s illustrious career is celebrated with this comprehensive Guggenheim retrospect in the first major American presentation of the artist’s work in 15 years. Adult admission, $15.

An exhibit dedicated to the Growler submarine is now open at the Intrepid.

An exhibit dedicated to the Growler submarine is now open at the Intrepid. (Eric Vitale/Eric Vitale)

“A View From The Deep: The Submarine Growler and the Cold War”

(Newly part of the permanent collection at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. and 46th St., intrepidmuseum.org)

Dive into the world aboard the historical submarine, Growler, in this celebration of the 60th anniversary of the sub’s commissioning. The exhibit gives context to the sub and its technology, missions and crew. Adult Admission, $33.



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