MONDAY, MAY 19
Screenings: “Auteurist History of Film Reprise, Part 2” at MoMA
Do yourself a favor and check out the line-up for this “Auteurist History of Film Reprise, Part 2.” Just this week you’ve got Breathless, The Apartment, A Woman Is a Woman, Shoot the Piano Player, L’Avventura, Yojimbo. Nice right? Go see a movie, Frieze and the auctions are over, all the rich people left. —Dan Duray
11 West 53 St., Various Times, Various Days
TUESDAY, MAY 20
Opening: “Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces From the Carter Burden Collection” at the Morgan Library
Carter Burden, a former New York City councilman, assembled “the greatest collection of modern American literature in private hands,” according to the Morgan Library, a pretty reliable source. One hundred works from the collection will be on view. —M.H. Miller
Morgan Library, 225 Madison Avenue, New York
Talk: Kara Walker and Jad Abumrad at the NYPL
If you like these two people, you should have bought tickets for this earlier because it’s sold out. But maybe you could go there and scalp. (Oh yes, the NPR set scalps just as much as the rest of us. That’s how I got my tickets to Kurt Anderson at the Greene Space in ’02. He went off on this sick jam about Billy Wilder, it lasted like 20 minutes. Insane.) It will also be live streamed here. —D.D.
The Stephen A Schwarzman Building of the NYPL, 5th Ave at 42nd St., 7 p.m.
Opening: Nancy Graves at Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, which now represents the estate of Nancy Graves, will present their first exhibition of the artist, which includes works from the 1970s to the 1990s. —M.H.M.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 1018 Madison Avenue, New York, 6-8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21
Opening: “The Hidden Passengers” at Apexart
A winner of Apexart’s unsolicited proposal program, “The Hidden Passengers” takes on the relationship between art and science, and, to quote the news release, “argues that by adopting scientific practices and tools, the participating artists do not ask to understand the world as scientists or merely observe it from the outside, but rather to participate in the world as artists.” Some serious ballers on this artist list, which reads, in full: Mark Dion, Michael Hoepfel & Jenny Michel, Pierre Huyghe (whose A Journey that Wasn’t, of 2008, is pictured in the slide show), Roxy Paine, Tomer Sapir and Guido van der Werve. —A.R.
Apexart, 291 Church Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 22
Shannon Ebner, “Black Box Collision A: Gasoline & Auto Electric” at Kaufmann Repetto
The gallery will be “inhabited by a group of 17 large-scale photographs of the letter ‘A.'” —M.H.M.
Kaufmann Repetto, 535 West 22nd Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Screening: L’Age d’Or at Anthology Film Archives
Here’s Buñuel explaining this 1930 classic, which he made with Dalí: “The story is a sequence of moral and surrealist aesthetics. The sexual instinct and the sense of death form the substance of the film. It is a romantic film performed in full surrealistic frenzy.” Whoa! The filmmaker’s 1950 Los Olvidados will run in a separate screening at 8:45 p.m. —A.R.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York, $10/$8 students and seniors/$6 members and children under 12
Party: The Kitchen Gala
We do try not to have any paid events or galas or whatever on this list, because that shit is expensive and never worth it, but this one is less expensive and more worth it. The Kitchen is a great cause and they’re honoring Robert Longo so there are sure to be some characters. Maybe attend the after-party, with DJ Sets by Holy Ghost! and Nicolas Jaar. —D.D.
Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall St., 6 p.m. cocktails, 7:30 p.m. dinner, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. after-party, all tickets pretty expensive
Update, 3:50 p.m.: Leslie Hewitt’s lecture at Dia:Chelsea has been cancelled and rescheduled for June 30.