Arts & Entertainment
Must-See Arts & Culture
by Alyson Penn, 05/13/2015
"Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacán" (1939), by Nickolas Muray. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives
Wave Hill's lush gardens and Hudson River views usually make it ideal for a daytime visit, but this year the venue—in honor of its 50th anniversary— hopes to attract the nocturnal crowd with Night Lights, a multi-sensory show that will disappear by Memorial Day. The exhibition brings mesmerizing light sculptures to Wave Hill's aquatic garden, along with performances from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and composer Jeremy Turner. Fans of flora and art should also check out Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life at the New York Botanical Garden. The show, which runs from May 16 to November 1, will present a "reimagined" version of Kahlo’s childhood garden in Mexico, and will highlight ways in which the outdoors affected her artwork. It will also include more than a dozen of Kahlo's paintings and drawings, plus music, lectures, shopping, food and art activities for kids.