Hudson River School Highlights
The sweeping seaside landscape paintings of the Hudson River School will go on display at the New York Historical Society. The society itself has a deep connection with the Hudson River School since its first membership diploma was engraved around 1821 by Asher B. Durand, considered one of the founders of the school.
New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
Friday, Feb. 10–April 1
Tickets: $15, children under 7 free
Featuring 25 artists whose work is rooted in classical art traditions and training, this exhibition transcends the mutable and often puzzling trends in contemporary art. The artists, some emerging, and some established, let their contemporary voices speak through their works’ pure beauty and masterful skill.
Joshua Liner Gallery, 548 W. 28th St., 3rd Floor
Now through Saturday, Feb. 25
Gallery admission is free.
Tibet House Benefit Concert
It’s now 62 years since the Chinese communist regime invaded Tibet and things haven’t gotten better. Distressing reports of repression and murder have significantly increased in the last year. Tibet House supports Tibetan culture and freedom and will hold its annual benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, featuring Laurie Anderson, Antony, James Blake, Das Racist, Tim Fain, Philip Glass, Stephin Merritt, Rahzel, Lou Reed, and Dechen Shak-Dagsay.
Stern Auditorium, Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Monday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
‘Love in the Parlors’ Concert
Like a 19th century valentine, bring your special someone to the Merchant House Museum to be serenaded by the lush, romantic vocal music of some of the greatest composers the 1800s has to offer, including Rossini, Schubert, and Liszt. Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society singers will be performing in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlors. The Merchant House Museum was built in 1832 and is the oldest intact family home in the city.
Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7-8:15 p.m.
Tickets: $30. Reservation required (call 212-777-1089 or book online).
New York City Ballet: ‘Romeo + Juliet’
Opening on Valentine’s Day, New York City Ballet offers the Shakespearean tale of star-crossed lovers in all of its romantic splendor and tragedy. With choreography by Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins and music by Sergei Prokofiev, this 2 hour and 18 minute production is in two acts with one intermission. The costumes and scenery are designed by acclaimed Danish artist Per Kirkeby.
David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
Tuesday, Feb. 14–Wednesday, Feb. 22
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