Friday, December 25, 2009

MUST SEES Arts & Film / December 24 - January 1st

December 28 (8 pm)  Movies at MoMA. Claudia Llosa’s award-winning film La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow, 2008). Fausta, the only daughter of an aged indigenous Peruvian mother, is said to have been nursed on "the milk of sorrow," an accursed designation that is bestowed on the children of victims of the former terrorist regime. At Theater 1 in the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Ticket prices vary. For more information, click here or call 212-708-9400.

Through December 30: Lina Leal: Water. First New York solo exhibition of conceptual artist Lina Leal. Through a series of multimedia installations fashioned from industrial materials such as metal, nylon, acrylic, lead, resin and lights, Leal presents the viewer with a strongly meditative art in which notions of loss and absence play a central role. At Nohra Haime Gallery, 41 East 57th Street. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. For more information, click here or call 212-888-3550.

Through December 31: Jesús Betances’ "Alucinaciones." At Metarte International Gallery, 260 Audubon Avenue (at 178th Street), Suite 100 S. Gallery hours: Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 9 pm, Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, click here or call 646-410-0904.

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