arts 04.11.13

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THE MORNING LINE "New York is my Lourdes, where I go for spiritual refreshment… a place where you're least likely to be bitten by a wild goat."
–Brendan Behan

art + food Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Mondrian and two dozen other artists turn up for dessert, or, we should say, in dessert, with an assist by pastry chef Caitlin Freeman, whose book, Modern Art Desserts: Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections, and Frozen Treats Based on Iconic Works of Art, is out April 16.

art + craft Crafted at Temp Art Space, 57 Walker [Bway/Church] 646.678.5431, presents works that combine the aesthetic of an artist and the skills of an artisan.

art + film Manet: Portraying Life is an exhibit of the artist's portraiture, open for a few more days in London's Royal Academy of Arts. Tonight, at 7:30pm, there's a screening of a movie that takes you through Manet's life, the preparations for the exhibit and the exhibit itself, with commentary from experts and people in the arts.

theater + technology + treasure hunt
This mashup looks like a lot of fun: Quest for the Grail is an international treasure hunt to support TimeWave, a new festival focusing on the intersection of art, theater, and technology. It takes place on Saturday, April 20th, noon-5pm at Castle Clinton and links players in London and NYC to search for objects. Puppetmasters and minotaurs are part of the mix. Tickets are $15 for one, discounted for groups.

art + design NYCxDesign, May 10-21, celebrates the city's "contributions and embrace of design." For next year's event, how about a competition to replace the hideous NYC logo adopted in 2007?

theater + dance At Lincoln Center Theater, Nikolai and the Others is a new play by Richard Nelson that imagines Balanchine, Stravinsky, Koussevitzky, and assorted balletomanes in Connecticut, 1948, as they prepare for the debut of Orpheus.

art + music Artist Ken Solomon's show at Josée Bienvenu Gallery, 529 W. 20th [10th/11th] 212.206.7990, Running to Stand Still, is made up largely of watercolors, iPhone-sized, that subtly track the ripples of aging. Opens April 18

art + film + mythology An Evening with Charles Simonds at MoMA on April 15, 7pm, that reviews the artist's miniature dwellings through short films, followed by a discussion with the artist himself.

Fifth Avenue (from 2011)

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