Art Culture New York

Art Culture New York
This fall brings an influx of varied cultural happenings to New York City. Lincoln Center has jazz, dance and opera;

BAM's Next Wave Festival, which has been running since 1983, focuses on avant-garde music, theater, opera and dance. Among this year's highlights are dance works Walking with ‘Trane and Umusuna: Memories Before History; a newly translated Antigone; Miranda July's New Society; and play-film hybrid Helen Lawrence. Expect intriguing work from emerging avant-garde talents, with plenty of artist talks worked into the stew.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum that specializes in art spanning cross-cultural boundaries. It also exhibits works from Bronx-based artists and plays a central role in the community. This November, Martin Wong—who was a painter and regular figure in New York's downtown art scene of the 1980s and '90s—will get his first museum retrospective since his death in 1999.
Human Instamatic is part of a recent citywide examination into Wong's role as a collector of early graffiti pieces that later become crucial in assessing the role of street art in NYC. The exhibition also explores Wong's contributions as a painter, showing more than 100 of his works alongside rare archival materials.

Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms glitters with more than 100 Butuan Kingdom–era objects from the island of Mindanao. The gold necklaces, bangles, ritual bowls, chains and weapons, which date from the 10th to 13th centuries, will be on display for the first time in the United States starting this September.