Must-See Arts & Culture

by staff, 11/13/2013

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  • Holiday Events
    New York City's cultural institutions are celebrating the holiday season with a slew of events. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Christmas tree, located in the Medieval Sculpture Hall, is dotted with cherubs and angels and surrounded by a detailed Neapolitan Nativity scene composed of more than 200 figures made in the 18th century. The American Museum of Natural History's annual Origami Holiday Tree is another cherished NYC tradition. For this year's theme, "Wicked, Wise and Wonderful," the museum has drawn inspiration from its Power of Poison exhibition—which explores the harm, healing properties and myths of poison—to create the 500 folded-paper works that will adorn the 13-foot tree. The New York Botanical Garden and New York Transit Museum are both holding festive train shows. And you'll find a variety of holiday shindigs at historic homes throughout the five boroughs. For details on many more holiday happenings around NYC, visit our roundup.

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