NYC Arts Picks: ‘Bright Stream,’ Old Master Paintings, and More

May 28, 2012 Updated: October 24, 2015

PERFORMING ARTS

American Ballet Theatre Bright Stream

‘The Bright Stream’–American Ballet Theatre

This comedic 1935 ballet tells the story of what humorously unfolds when a sophisticated Moscow dance troupe arrives to bring culture to a Russian farm. Set to folk music by Dmitri Shostakovich and featuring new choreography by the acclaimed Alexei Ratmansky, formerly of the Bolshoi Ballet. Two acts. One hour and 51 minutes.

The Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center
Now through June 2, times vary
Tickets: $20–$190
www.abt.org

‘The Musicians with Day Jobs’

Pianist Justin Levitt, pianist Bruce Maxwell, and cellist Howie Lee perform works by Bach, Chopin, Fauré, Massenet, Justin Levitt, and Bruce Maxwell.

Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
Friday June 1, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $28–$35
www.carnegiehall.com

Pinchas Zukerman Plays and Conducts Bach, Mozart, and Stravinsky

Featuring the highly respected Pinchas Zukerman as violinist and conductor, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London performs Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 (“Turkish”), Stravinsky’s Concerto in D, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 39.

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
June 6–9, times vary
$45–$137
nyphil.org

FINE ARTS

Casting the Divine
Highlighted by 15th and 16th century Buddhist sculptures from the Himalayas and nearby regions, this exhibition of more than 100 works represents the entire Nyingjei Lam Collection. The name Nyingjei Lam translates to “Paths of Compassion.”

Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17 St.
Now through July 30
Admission: $10, children under 12 free
www.rmanyc.org

Old Master Paintings at Christie’s

An exhibition and sale of old masterpieces from Europe highlighted by Girolamo Romanino’s (Brescia 1484/7–1560) “Christ Carrying the Cross” (estimate: $2.5 million–$3.5 million) and a pair of masterpieces by French 18th century landscapist Hubert Robert, “The Ruins” and “The Old Bridge” (estimate: $800,000–$1.2 million).

Christie’s, Rockefeller Center
Exhibition: June 2–5, Sale: June 6, 5 p.m.
Exhibition is free, registration required for sale
www.christies.com

Old Master Paintings at Sotheby’s

An exhibition and sale of old masterpieces from Europe highlighted by an awe-inspiring landscape, Jakob Philipp Hackert’s 1783 painting “A View of Giornico from the St. Gotthard Pass, Switzerland” (estimate: $150,000–$200,000), and the “Madonna and Child Enthroned with Angels” by The Pseudo Dalmasio degli Scannabecchi, an artist working in Italy in the 14th century (estimate: $250,000–$300,000).

Sotheby’s, 1334 York Ave.,
Exhibition: May 31–June 5, Sale: June 6, 10 a.m.
Exhibition is free, registration required for sale
www.sothebys.com

Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities

An antiquities auction with 79 lots, featuring a nearly life size marble statue of the goddess Aphrodite, circa 2nd century (estimate: $300,000–$500,000), and an Egyptian Limestone Block Statue of the Transport Official Karo, from around 1187–1156 B.C. (estimate: $250,000–$350,000).

Sotheby’s, 1334 York Ave.,
Exhibition: May 31–June 6, Sale: June 7, 2 p.m.
Exhibition is free, registration required for sale
www.sothebys.com

Antiquities at Christie’s

An exhibition and sale of 260 antiquities lots highlighted by a 9,000-year-old limestone mask from the Judean desert (estimate: $400,000–$600,000) and a Roman marble portrait head of the Emperor Antoninus Pius, reign 138–161 (estimate $150,000–$200,000).

Christie’s, Rockefeller Center
Exhibition: June 2–7, Sale: June 8, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Exhibition is free, registration required for sale
www.christies.com

FAMILY

Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower
Elizabeth Mitchell and her band. (Laura Levine)

Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower

Take a trip on the Staten Island ferry to see Elizabeth Mitchell perform kid-friendly folk music, accompanied by her musical husband and daughter, and violinist Jean Cook. Designed for children ages 3–6.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden,
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301–1199
Saturday, June 3, 2–4 p.m.
This event is free.
www.snug-harbor.org

Free Art Island Outpost

Take your children, ages 1–12, on a ferry to Governors Island where they can choose from a variety of hands on art projects and art-viewing experiences, including artist-led workshops, self-guided art stations, large collaborative projects, sound design, and animation.

Governor’s Island, inside and surrounding buildings 11 & 14 in Nolan Park
Every Saturday and Sunday, Now through Sept. 30
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
This event is free
www.cmany.org

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