THIRTEEN's NYC-ARTS Takes Viewers Outdoors to New York Botanical Garden

NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase, brings arts lovers an all-access pass to the interesting, unusual and unique cultural offerings of New York City. This month, on July 6 and July 20, News Correspondent Christina Ha will bring viewers the news from the New York Botanical Garden, the iconic living museum and renowned plant research and conservation organization, located in the Bronx.

The New York Botanical Garden, distinguished as a National Historic Landmark, is the largest botanical garden in any city in the United States, and notable for its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope of its programs.

Co-hosted by New York Emmy Award winners Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn, with events around town reported by Ha, NYC-ARTS showcases both world-renowned and local, community-based arts organizations.

Along with updates on the various cultural events happening around town, Ha takes viewers inside the Garden's "CHIHULY" exhibition.

"CHIHULY" features the work of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly, marking his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years. The exhibition showcases more than 20 installations featuring his vibrant glass sculptures and includes drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly's artistic process.

The July 6th program also features Paula Zahn's conversation with Louise Mirrer, President & CEO of the New-York Historical Society. The segment introduces viewers to its recently renovated 4th floor, home to the new Center for Women's History as well as a display of 100 Tiffany lamps.

"Our program is able to give our audience an insider's view of the most outstanding institutions in our region," said Joan Hershey, Editorial Director of the series. "And with the warmer weather upon us, it's the perfect time to take viewers outdoors to the New York Botanical Garden and the remarkable "Chihuly" exhibition."

See below for a full detailing of July's NYC-ARTS lineup.

The program airs on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN and is also available to stream on NYC-ARTS.org on Friday mornings. Encore presentations generally follow on Sundays at 12 noon on THIRTEEN; Sundays at 3 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21; and Sundays at 8:30 p.m. on NJTV.

Thursday, July 6

8-8:30 p.m.

NYC-ARTS #348

Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city's unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. Zahn's conversation with Louise Mirrer, President & CEO at the New-York Historical Society, about the Museum's recently opened 4th floor renovation, including its Center for Women's History. Correspondent Christina Ha, based at the New York Botanical Garden, reports on the "CHIHULY" exhibition on view there; the "Judith Leiber: Crafting A New Story" exhibition on view at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD);"Exploratory Works: Drawings from the Department of Tropical Research Field Expeditions" at The Drawing Center; and performances by the dance company at the Joyce Theater.

Thursday, July 13

8-8:30 p.m.

NYC-ARTS #349

Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city's unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. The "Native Fashion Now" exhibition on view at the National Museum of the American Indian is this week's feature/profile. Longhouse Reserve, the art center and sculpture garden in East Hampton is the subject of the curator's choice segment.

Thursday, July 20

8-8:30 p.m.

NYC-ARTS #350

Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city's unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. Artist Jeffrey Gibson, based in Hudson, NY, is the subject of this week's profile. The "¡Cuba!" exhibition on view at the American Museum of Natural History is this week's choice segment. Correspondent Christina Ha, based at The New York Botanical Garden, reports on the "CHIHULY" exhibition on view there; "500 Years of Treasures from Oxford" on view at the Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History; "Irving Penn: Centennial" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; "This Ever New Self: Thoreau & His Journal" and "Henry James and American Painting" at the Morgan Library & Museum; and the annual Victory Dance summer series at The New Victory Theater.

Thursday, July 27

8-8:30 p.m.

NYC-ARTS #351

Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city's unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. De Montebello's conversation with Moshe Safdie, world-renowned architect, urban planner and educator is this week's feature/profile. Sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in the American Wing Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are the subject of this week's curator's choice segment.

NYC-ARTS is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, one of America's most prolific and respected public media providers.

Executive Producer: David Horn. Editorial Director: Joan Hershey. Supervising Producer: Mitch Owgang. Senior Producer: Bob Morris. For the digital platforms, General Manager: Dan Greenberg. Director of Digital Strategy: Joe Harrell.

NYC-ARTS is made possible in part by First Republic Bank. Major funding for NYC-ARTS is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, the Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, the Jean Dubinsky Appleton Estate, Jody and John Arnhold, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Lewis "Sonny" Turner Fund for Dance, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and the Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.

Visit the NYC-ARTS Web site at NYC-ARTS.org for additional information.



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