Tuesday, February 2, 2010

MUST SEES Arts & Film / February 3 - 9

February 3 (6.30 pm) Nuevo Cine at El Museo. El Museo del Barrio presents The Pope’s Toilet (El Baño del Papa, 2008), a film by director César Charlone about the visit of Pope John Paul II to the remote Uruguayan town of Melo. In Spanish with English subtitles. Preceded by Our Lady, Queen of Harlem (2007), a documentary by Trinidad Rodríguez about a group of activist women in East Harlem, and a Q&A with the director. At El Museo's El Café, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street). For more information click here or call 212-831-7272.

February 4 (6 pm) and February 5 (6 pm) Flamenco and Photography. Instituto Cervantes and Aperture Gallery present an exhibition celebrating the art of flamenco through photography. Opening February 4 at Aperture Gallery, featuring Spanish dancer Pastora Galván, and on February 5 at Cervantes, featuring cantaora La Tremendita and guitarist Paco Cruz). On view through April 1st. At Aperture Gallery (547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor), open Monday through Friday 10.30 am-6.30 pm and Saturdays 10 am-6.pm. At Instituto Cervantes's La Galería (211 East 49th Street). Open Monday through Friday 10.30 am-6.30 pm and Saturdays 10 am-6.pm. For more information, click here.

February 6. Anthem: An All-American Dystopia. Closing night. The Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College and the Bronx Council of the Arts present this exhibition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the prestigious BRIO (Bronx Recognizes its Own) Award. Gallery hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 am- 6 pm. At the Longwood Gallery at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street. For more information, click here or call 718-518-6728.

February 7 (1.30 pm) Híbridos: Dominican Art/Arte Dominican. Opening reception. The Hispanic/Latino Cultural Center of New York, Inc., together with the Colectivo de Artistas Visuales Dominico-Americanos and the Queens Museum of Art present an exhibition on the hybridization process of Dominican American artists, curated by Dio-genes Abréu. Running through March 7 at the Queens Museum of Art, NYC Building in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For more information, click here or call 718-592-9700

February 7 (1.30 pm) Movies at MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art presents The Coup d’Etat (1976), second installment of The Battle of Chile, Patricio Guzmán's documentary trilogy on the overthrow of Salvador Allende. At Theater 2, T2, 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.

February 7. Velázquez Rediscovered. Closing night. Special exhibition featuring a newly identified painting by Diego de Velázquez alongside other works by the great Spanish master. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gallery 16, second floor, 1000 Fifth Avenue. For more information, click here or call 212- 535-7710.

February 9. Bilbao Arte NEW YORKen. Closing night. The Gabarrón Foundation presents an exhibition of projects by Bilbao Arte Foundation's resident artists. At the Carriage House Center for the Arts, 149 East 38th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-573-6968.

February 9 (6 pm) Film Screening: ArgenChino (2010). The Asia Pacific Affairs Council and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University present a documentary by Julia Reagan about Chinese supermarkets in Buenos Aires, followed by a wine and cheese reception and a Q&A with the filmmaker. At Room 918, International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street. For more information, click here or email apaclist@gmail.com.

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