Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes at MoMAPianist and composer—and recent Juilliard graduate—Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes doesn’t shy from complex, challenging subjects in his work, combining theater and music to explore histories of resistance within the African diaspora, as well as the trauma and subsequent healing of those affected by mass incarceration.
Thursday, July 9
Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Garden
11 W. 53 St., between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Free with museum admission
For more information, visit moma.org/nights or call 212-708-9400
Vera Neumann: “Vera Paints a Rainbow”This exhibition of New England-born artist and designer Vera Neumann’s work from the 1960s-1980s celebrates the painter’s infatuation with warm, sunny colors, especially yellow and orange. Known for her rainbow-hued textiles, most famously printed on scarfs, Neumann became one of the most successful female entrepreneurs.
July 9-August 7
Alexander Gray Associates
510 W. 26 St., near Tenth Avenue
Gallery hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, visit alexandergray.com or call 212-399-2636
“In Cold Blood”Director Richard Brooks’ 1967 film adaptation of the true crime story “In Cold Blood” attempts as much realism as Truman Capote’s book of the same name: the director shot much of the film in the town where the horrific crimes took place, and filmed scenes of the systematic murders of a farm family in the actual home and bedrooms where the shootings happened, lending the film a documentary-style realism.
July 10 and 11
209 W. Houston St., near Varick Street
Assorted show times
To purchase tickets, visit filmforum.org or call 212-727-8110
“The Pinkertonian Mystery”Interactive murder-mystery theater company Live in Theater revives its family-friendly spring performance of “The Pinkertonian Mystery” at the New-York Historical Society. Participates wander through the museum’s galleries and work together in this immersive theater show to thwart the (fictional) villain El Diablo, while learning about the actual Pinkerton National Detective Agency, founded in the mid-19th century, that protected travelers from burglary.
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, at 77th Street
To purchase tickets, visit nyhistory.org or call 212-873-3400
Change, Continuity and Civic Ambition: Cultural Landscapes, Design and Historic PreservationCharles Birnbaum, president of Washington, D.C.-based organization the Cultural Landscape Foundation, discusses the preservation of some of the most celebrated urban landscapes as part of Central Park’s “Living Landmarks” exhibition, which recognizes the nine landmarked public parks in the city.
Thursday, July 16
The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park
830 Fifth Ave., at 64th Street
FREE, RSVP required
To RSVP, email email@example.com
For more information, visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/art-and-antiquities/arsenal-gallery or call 212-360-8163