5 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before Jan. 2

  • MONDAY, DECEMBER 26
    Screening: !Women Art Revolution: A Secret History at the Museum of Modern Art
    Lynn Hershman Leeson’s film takes a look at history of the feminist art movement, beginning in the 1960s, and focuses on groups like the Guerrilla Girls and venues like Martha Wilson’s Franklin Furnace archive and performance space in TriBeCa. It appears to be essential viewing, and—as if you needed another reason to attend MoMA’s screening—Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney composed the film’s score. — Andrew Russeth
    11 West 53rd Street, New York, 4 p.m., $12

    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28
    Screening: Sparkle’s Tavern! at Participant Inc.
    What better way to decompress from the holidays than with a screening of Curt McDowell’s 1985 “sex positive family film” about a secret bordello. Bring the kids! Don’t, though, really. — Dan Duray
    253 East Houston Street, New York, 8–10 p.m., $7 suggested donation

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29
    Viewing: James Turrell’s Meeting at MoMA P.S.1

    Mr. Turrell’s 1986 skyscape is permanently installed at the Long Island City branch of MoMA, so it is visible any day the museum is open, but it should be extra tranquil this week since the city is so sparsely populated. Why not pay it a visit and drop by the museum’s George Kuchar show? — A.R.
    22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens, 3 p.m., $10

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31
    Performance: Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Park Avenue Armory
    Though the $10 tickets for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s final performances are long gone, special $100 packages are still available for the 6:30 p.m. performance on Dec. 31, which includes entry into a New Year’s Eve dance party with an open bar and champagne toast. One imagines that tickets for the performances will also be trading at hefty markups on Craigslist. — A.R.
    643 Park Avenue, New York, 6:30 p.m., $100

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 1
    Opening: Gary Petersen, Halsey Hathaway and Rob de Oude at StorefrontBushwick
    StorefrontBushwick, the space formerly known as Storefront, is inaugurating its new program—and the new year—with an afternoon brunch to toast its exhibition of new paintings by Gary Petersen and Halsey Hathaway. Rob de Oude will show in its project space. — A.R.
    16 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn, 1–4 p.m.

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