These Are the Art Shows and Events to See This Season

From an enormous roundup of Black American portraits to a two-city retrospective of Jasper Johns, the new art season is buzzing again — and as busy as it ever was.

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Review: In ‘Sun & Sea,’ We Laze Away the End of the World

Seemingly sweet yet insistently ominous, this opera installation turns a sandy beach into a spectacle of a changing climate.

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A Climate Opera Arrives in New York, With 21 Tons of Sand

“Sun & Sea,” an operatic installation that won the top prize at the Venice Biennale, is being staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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5 Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

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DanceAfrica Turns Its (Virtual) Gaze to Haiti

The festival features a film that shows the light and empowerment of vodou, a tradition of danced communication and communion with ancestors and spirits.

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Live Performing Arts Are Returning to N.Y.C., but Not All at Once

Starting on Friday, theaters, comedy clubs and other arts venues can open at 33-percent capacity. The formula doesn’t work for everyone.

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The Arts Are Coming Back This Summer. Just Step Outside.

The return of Shakespeare to Central Park is among the most visible signs that theaters, orchestras and opera companies aim to return to the stage — outdoors.

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BAM Helped Buy Its Boss a New Home. She Left in Under 6 Years.

Some cultural institutions own apartments for their leaders to use. The Brooklyn Academy of Music decided to help its last leader buy one with a bonus of $968,000.

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What’s a Dance Theater Without an Audience?

A food pantry or a place to vote — or a place to make dance with different expectations: “What we’ve taken off the table is the pressure of the result.”

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Celebrating King the Activist (Not Just the Dreamer) in Art

A digital tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joins seven Brooklyn-based artists, and BAM.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 9 Ways to Honor His Legacy

Marches and parades are on pause this year. But streamed events and exhibitions are still commemorating King’s achievements.

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New York Has a Cameo in ‘The Crown.’ Here’s What Really Happened.

Princess Diana visited the city in 1989, a trip featured on the Netflix series and remembered fondly by the people she met.

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Theater to Stream: Scotland Speaks and Nurses Get Their Say

Plus: A marquee cast tackles a Kenneth Lonergan play, and Glenn Close, Beanie Feldstein, Audra McDonald and Melissa Errico go digital.

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7 Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend

How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch.

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