ARTS IN THE CITY to Highlight David Hyde Pierce, King Tut Exhibit & Noche Flamenca This Month
ARTS IN THE CITY - the Emmy-nominated CUNY TV arts series - presents a new February program hosted by Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson from Downtown Brooklyn's New York Transit Museum, a Hidden Gem of New York featuring dioramas, historic turnstiles, and vintage subway cars with original period advertising - the largest museum of public transportation in the country. The episode premieres beginning Friday, Feb. 12 at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm on CUNY TV*.
Louise Mirrer, the New-York Historical Society's President and CEO, tells Donna Hanover about an upcoming expansion that will include a new Center for the Study of Women's History and an adjacent gallery of 100 Tiffany lamps - all crafted by women!
Andrew Falzon explores The Discovery of King Tut, a new exhibition in Manhattan that recreates the tomb of the fabled Egyptian King with 1,000 objects replicated by Egyptian artisans.
CUNY TV sister series Nueva York presents an interview with Martin Santangelo and Soledad Barrios - the married Artistic Director/Producer and Dancer, respectively - of Noche Flamenca, a dance group that returns flamenco to its historic roots defending humanity from the Spanish Inquisition.
Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson goes to the Brooklyn Museum to learn about the history of Coney Island, the "anti-Disneyland," exhibited in Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland 1861-2008, open through March 13th.
Kyung Yoon interviews Richard Tsao, a contemporary artist whose art is shown in prominent galleries and whose fashions are for sale at the New York Metropolitan Opera and Asia Society stores.
*This edition of ARTS IN THE CITY is repeated Sunday 2/14 at noon and returns Friday 2/26 at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm and on Sunday 2/28 at noon. On and after Feb. 12, the program may be viewed anytime on www.cuny.tv.
CUNY TV is broadcast over-the-air in the tri-state area on Ch. 25.3, and cablecast in the five boroughs of New York City on Ch. 75 (Time Warner and Optimum), Ch. 77 (RCN) and Ch. 30 (Verizon FiOS).
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski