New Views on the High Line
Now that it’s getting warm outside, take a stroll on the High Line in the evening to check out “Eyeballing,” the latest film program in the “High Line Channel” film series, on view from dusk until 10 p.m. through April 10. The program, curated by artists Lisa Oppenheim and Mike Sperlinger, includes three pieces by different filmmakers offering a visual perspective on New York City: Eyeballing, by Rosalind Nashashibi, finds faces in the everyday sites and fixtures and the city; Manhatta, is a 1921 film by the photographer Paul Strand and the artist Charles Sheeler, an example of the “City Symphony” genre of silent film; and Sidewalk, by Karl Kels, shows the view from his lower-Manhattan apartment at different times of year, times of day, and levels of traffic (exterior wall next to the High Line, Tenth Ave. at W. 22nd St.).
The Orchids Grow Up
The New York Botanical Garden is currently presenting its tenth annual Orchid Show, which this year consists of a “vertical garden” by the French botanical artist Patrick Blanc. Blanc has previously created his garden sculptures in Paris, Strasbourg, São Paulo, and Istanbul, setting flora climbing up the sides of museums, store displays, and corporate headquarters. The NYBG will host “Orchid Evenings” every Saturday throughout the show with D.J. entertainment and a signature cocktail, and an ongoing contest to post the best photo of the orchid wall to Instagram (2900 Southern Blvd., at Bronx Park Rd., the Bronx; 718-817-8700; nybg.org; through April 22).
Reimagining the Junkyard
The sculptor John Chamberlain, who passed away at the end of last year, is best known for his “assemblages,” large-scale sculptures of crushed cars and twisted metal, incorporating materials from Plexiglas to foam. This coming Tuesday, the Guggenheim will host a conversation about the artist’s work related to its retrospective exhibition, John Chamberlain: Choices, on view through May 13. Guggenheim senior curator Susan Davidson will lead the conversation, along with art critic and professor Dave Hickey and the Whitney Museum’s Donna De Salvo. The exhibition will be open for viewing following the discussion: a chance to see the artist’s work with new, better informed eyes (1071 Fifth Ave., at 89th St.; 6:30 p.m.; $10, $7 members, free for students; 212-423-3500; guggenheim.org).
Events as Art
Should you be wondering how to throw a design happening of your very own, the Museum of Arts and Design wants to help. This Thursday, it will host a workshop with design-event pros—including Faris Al-Shathir of BOFFO, whose fashion/store-design pop-ups we wrote about last fall, and Monica Khemsurov of the Noho Design District—on the basics of taking a design event from idea to reality. The discussion will be moderated by Dan Rubinstein, editor in chief of Surface magazine and guest curator of MAD’s current exhibition series, “The Home Front” (2 Columbus Cir., nr. Eighth Ave.; 7 p.m.; $12, $10 members and students; 212-299-7777; madmuseum.org).