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"New Dimensions in Testimony" is a new, interactive installation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage that allows visitors to ask questions of Holocaust survivors and hear their answers. Place: 36 Battery Place. Free with Museum admission. Advance registration recommended. For additional information, click here.
A temporary art installation called "Sunrise, Sunset (Revolution)" is at Pier A Plaza (where Battery Park City meets Battery Park). The piece is an interactive sculpture made of 27 aluminum panels embedded with 3,000 crystal prisms. The artists, Dharmesh Patel and Autumn Ewalt, made it specifically for the Pier A Plaza site. The installation will be on view through the summer of 2018.
An exhibition called "Dunsmore: Illustrating the American Revolutionary War" is at the Fraunces Tavern Museum through June 2018. John Ward Dunsmore (1856-1945) was a realistic and accurate genre painter who focused on the American Revolution and Early Republic. Through a chronological display of the Revolutionary War, this exhibition returns 47 recently conserved paintings to their rightful place in the iconography of American culture. Place: 54 Pearl St. Open daily except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Admission: $7; $4 (seniors, students and children 6 to 18); free (children under 5 and active military). For more information, click here
"Confidential: The American Revolution's Agents of Espionage" opened at the Fraunces Tavern Museum on Sept. 16. It features never-before-seen objects from the Museum's collection that tell the story of how tailors, school teachers, and enslaved people operated as secret agents gathering intelligence for the American cause. Visitors get an opportunity to become agents of espionage themselves by using a cipher wheel to uncover the secret messages hidden in the object labels. The exhibition will run through September 2019. Place: 54 Pearl St. For hours and admission fees, click here.
"America in Circulation: A History of US Currency Featuring the Collection of Mark R. Shenkman," an exhibition at the Museum of American Finance, showcases around 250 rare examples of American paper money accompanied by large, interactive touch screen displays. From Colonial times, American money has told a fascinating story of the country's struggles and successes. Often local and national currencies competed and coexisted with each other, while economic depression, war and counterfeiting drove constant advances in design. The exhibition spans the period from the Colonial era to the present day. Highlights include rare examples of currency bearing the signatures of signers of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence; a complete set of notes from the Educational Series of 1896, renowned for being the most beautiful paper money in American history; and rare examples of high denomination notes including $5,000 and $10,000 bills. Through March 2018. To see an online version of the exhibition, click here. Place: 48 Wall St. Museum is open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $8; $5 (students and seniors); free (museum members and kids 6 and under). For more information, click here.
The National Museum of the American Indian is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free admission. It offers free films, docent-led tours of its exhibitions and tours of its premises, the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, designed by Cass Gilbert. The building, which was completed in 1907, is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Place: One Bowling Green. Phone: (212) 514-3700. For the museum's calendar, click here.
Battery Dance Festival. (Photos © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
The Battery Park City Authority has released its winter events calendar listing more than 500 public programs and events taking place in Battery Park City between January and April 2018. The schedule includes cultural and artistic workshops, talks, fitness programs, music, games, Battery Park City’s Annual Art Exhibition and more. Most events are free. The calendar is available online. To see the calendar, click here.
Irish Hunger Memorial. (Photo © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
A wharf in the Fulton Fish Market, 1946. The photograph, by Todd Webb, is in the exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York of Webb's photographs from 1945 to 1960.