While art galleries suffered major damage in Hurricane Sandy, the High Line as well as all city parks remain closed indefinitely and a gigantic hunk of our devastated city is in a blackout, we’re happy so see more than a few of our favorite places re-opening for the cabin feverish and art/film hungry.
The New Museum remains without power, but the MoMA is open since yesterday, so circumvent the overhyped The Scream and proceed. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is also open, so is the Whitney, as well as the Guggenheim for their Picasso Black and White exhibition. There shouldn’t be too many displaced tourists.
And movies, you guys! Movies! Of course, sadly, the Film Forum, the IFC Center and the Anthology Archives are all closed until power is restored, but the Lincoln Center has re-opened. They’re screening Leos Carax’s crazy ecstatic strange new masterpiece Holy Motors several times a day for two more days. It’s amazing. There’s free WiFi next door at IndieNyc.
The Museum of the Moving Image will be open today 10:30am to 5:pm and the preview screening of the RZA’s The Man with the Iron Fists will go on as planned. The museum will also be open and FREE tomorrow, 10:30am to 8pm, and you can catch Beasts of Southern Wild on Saturday with special appearances. It’s a gorgeous, slightly exploitation-y film about a hurricane flood. Yeah, it will be topical.
We’ll be adding updates to this post throughout the day so you know where you can go for your culture fix, provided you can figure out a way get there.