NYC-ARTS hosts Pauala Zahn and Philippe de Montebello. Joseph Sinnott
Profiling cornerstone exhibits, museums and must-see events, NYC-ARTS is your gateway to the arts and culture hub of the tri-state area.

NYC-ARTS took viewers to the Museum of Jewish Heritage for an in-depth look at the exhibition “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not Far Away.” In Auschwitz Remembered: An NYC-ARTS Special,  presented by co-host Paula Zahn, the program explored the most comprehensive exhibition on the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust ever exhibited in North America, as well as the critical lessons learned from history. NYC-ARTS examined this important and timely exhibition which brought together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs of life before, during and after the Holocaust, 75 years after the concentration camp was liberated in 1945.

Iain Forrest performs in the Herald Square subway station. NYC-ARTS/Maureen Coyle
Since 1985, the MTA’s Music Under New York program has brought more than 350 musicians into the city’s subways. NYC-ARTS Special Edition: Music Under New York showcased this unique music program and some of the musicians who entertain commuters as they move through the transit system.

NYC-ARTS took viewers on a tour of the National Museum of the American Indian’s exhibition, “Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting,” the premise of which was to challenge the expectations of what constitutes Indian art.

“I think it was that first tempera paint on newsprint in kindergarten that said to me, this is what I’m gonna be doing the rest of my life… And I’m still doing this. And so I think you can be born a painter sometimes.” – Artist Mario Martinez (Pascua Yaqui)

NYC-ARTS provided a look at the newly reinstalled Arts of China gallery at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition represented 5,000 years of Chinese artistic accomplishment, including bronzes, ceramics, paintings and contemporary works that challenge and transform China’s traditional artistic practices.

Series co-host Philippe de Montebello spoke with Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Pierre Terjanian about the most comprehensive loan exhibition of European arms and armor in decades: “The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I.” The Met exhibit highlighted the Holy Roman Emperor’s use of art and armor to forge a heroic image and eternal legacy.

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Installation views of The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I Metropolitan Museum of Art 2019