NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 1:38 PM
Sculptor Chase Ferguson created these buses and taxis at Pure Vision Arts. His work and others by autistic artists, will be on display at The City Reliquary, a highlight of the winter season.
The largest dinosaur ever. A hothouse full of exotic orchids. Gripping photos of West Bank conflict. These are the winter highlights in area museums. Here’s a rundown:
American Museum of Natural History , Central Park West at 79th St., (212) 769-5100
The Titanosaur, opens Jan. 16
Bad to the bone: Dr. Alejandro Otero shows just how big the leg bone of the new dinosaur is. The “Titanosaur” will be on display in the new year at the American Museum of Natural History.
The creature discovered in 2012 in Patagonia weighed 170 tons and was half the length of a football field. It took two years to fully excavate. The species isn’t even named yet, but it’s ready for viewing.
“We have the blue whale and the Tyrannosaurus rex and the Star of India and this will join that pantheon of things everyone wants to see when they come to the museum,” says Mark Norell, chairman of paleontology.
(Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Admission: Suggested $ 12.50 for children, $ 22 for adults.)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave. , (800) 662-3397
Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay, opens Jan. 5
Besides being an illusionist, actor, writer and one to avoid in a card game, Ricky Jay is an art collector. These 20 pieces by the 18th century German artist, born without hands or lower legs, show his skill as a calligrapher whose teeny script formed images.
Vigee Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France, opens Feb. 15
This is the first retrospective of self-taught painter Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, who was Marie Antoinette’s portraitist.
(Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Admission: Suggested $ 12 students, $ 25 adults.)
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave., (718) 987-3500
Historic Tibet: Tulkus and Lama, opens Feb. 27
The museum’s mission is to bridge Western audiences and the art and culture of Tibet. The latest exhibit focuses on lamas and tulkus, which are reincarnated lamas. On display will be sculptures, ritual implements and photos, including photographs from when the Dalai Lama visit this museum in 1991.
(Hours: January, call for appointment; February: Weekdays, by appointment, weekends 1-5 p.m.; March, Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission: $ 6 for adults, $ 4 for seniors and students.)
Art Lab School of Fine and Applied Arts, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building H, (718) 447-8667
The 13th Annual Open Show. Opens Jan. 9
The gallery affords an opportunity for amateur artists — many of whom have never shown their work — to have their art hang next to established artists. Paintings were still being collected for this year’s show, but last year’s exhibit featured bright Cubism among the 300 paintings. Artists from as far away as Kentucky submitted their work.
(Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.)
200 Eastern Parkway, (718) 638-5000
This Place, Opens Feb. 12
Photos from a dozen photographers explore the complexity of Israel and the West Bank.
(Hours, Daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; open until 10 p.m. on Thursday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission: Suggested $ 16, students and seniors, $ 10, 19 and under, free.)
The City Reliquary , 370 Metropolitan Ave., (718) 782-4842
Visionary Streetscapes: Works from Pure Vision Arts Program, opens Jan. 21
This exhibit features work from autistic artists including Oscar Azmitia, Susan Brown and Chase Ferguson. They created art reflecting their impressions of public spaces in the city. Ferguson, interested in the city’s transit systems, made sculptures of buses and taxis.
(Hours: Thursday to Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Admission: $ 5 general, $ 4 students, all others, free.)
The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., (718) 817-8700
The Orchid Show, opens Feb. 27
During the Victorian era, collecting orchids reached a fevered pitch as enthusiasts traveled the world for rare varieties. You only need to get to the Bronx.
(Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: $ 20 for adults; $ 18 for students and seniors; $ 10 for ages 2 to 12.)
The Bronx Museum , 1040 Grand Concourse, (718) 681-6000
Michelle Stuart: Photographic works, opens, Feb. 3
One of the few female practitioners of nature-based art, this exhibit focuses on her recent work.
Jill Baroff: in a grove, opens, Feb 25
A modern art installation of tree trunks inspired by Japanese architecture.
(Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Open until 8 p.m. on Fridays. Free.)
New York Hall of Science , 47-01 111th St., (718) 699-0005
ReMake the Holidays, Dec. 27-30
Families create new art from recycled materials.
(Hours: Weekdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $ 12, children, students, seniors, $ 15, adults.)
MoMA PS1 , 22-25 Jackson Ave., at 46th Ave., (718) 784-2084
Don’t miss the explicit excitement of Mette Ingvartsen’s new show, “69 Positions,” at MoMA PS1.
Mette Ingvartsen 69 Positions, Jan. 15 to 17
An explicit performance about the sexual counterculture of the 1960s interpreted by Mette Ingvartsen, a Danish dancer. The audience joins her on stage.
(Hours: Thursday-Monday, noon-6 p.m. Admission: $ 15)