McKim Mead White Pennsylvania Station-NYC-Vintage PhotoPhoto via Library of Congress

In New York City next week, February 23rd to March 1st, check out a book talk with Abandoned NYC, learn about design with IKEA, see what’s new at NYU Tisch’s Fusion Film Festival and more.

Monday, February 23rd

Join former war correspondent Tom Squitieri in a conversation about his experiences reporting from conflict zones such as Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia in Film at 11‘s third monthly salon ‘Will “Never Again” Happen Again?’. The event will take place at 6:30pm at The Paname Restaurant, $10 entry.

Tuesday, February 24th 

Come learn about how the Swedish home furnishings company IKEA has come to define a nation. In the lecture “Design by IKEA,” Sara Salomon Kristofferson will argue that the corporation’s success has been founded on an alignment of the brand with a particular image of Swedish national identity. Open your mind to how design is fundamentally entangled with marketing, storytelling, consumerism, politics and globalization. 6:00pm at the Glass Corner in Parsons School of Design, East Building, Free.

Tuesday is the first day of the exhibition Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France at the Frick Collection. Come celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of the second volume of Cervantes’s Don Quixote (1615) and witness a complete series of Charles-Antoine Copyel’s cartoons, which were produced by the Gobelins tapestry manufactory in Paris. The exhibition is accompanied by twenty-five other 18th century works of art that came from Copyel’s designs. Free with museum admission.

Wednesday, February 25th 

On Wednesday at 7 pm, Untapped Cities will be hosting longtime Untapped Cities columnist Will Ellis’ talk about his new book Abandoned NYC at WeWork West Broadway. There will be free beer provided by WeWork. A few tickets are still available:

Come show your support for emerging contemporary artists at the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience . The dynamic exhibition features 51 artists from over 25 countries who have explored a range of mediums from dance and painting, to video and an online talk show. The works speak to a newfound elasticity in our understanding of what mediums constitute contemporary art. Free with museum admission.

For all the design enthusiasts out there, Wednesday is the first day of the Museum of the City of New York’s Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand. The exhibit features more than 150 advertisements, brochures, posters and book by this master of American Design. Free with museum admission.

Thursday, February 26th

Come watch the showcase dedicated to the career of Reed Morano at NYU Tisch’s Fusion Film Festival 2015. There will be a special video introduction from the Woman of the Year herself, film trailers for Skeleton Twins, And So it Goes, and Meadowland, to culminate with a screening of Kill Your Darlings. The night ends with Reed’s cinematography reel and a full festival welcome. 7pm at the Cantor Film Center, NYU.

Friday, February 27th

Looking for something you can probably only see in NYC? Go check out B. David Walsh’s “Extracted Bedroom Project” an installation-cum-performance piece at Park Slope’s Open Source Gallery featuring the artist’s actual bedroom and the artist living in the exhibit.

Saturday, February 28th

In partnership with The Eternal Space, a play about an untold story of the destruction of Penn Station, we are hosting a special tour of the remnants of Penn Station. Weaving in moments from the play, the tour will also cover the past, present and future plans for the transportation hub, accompanying a hunt for the remaining pieces of the grand McKim, Meade & White station. Tickets for the two tours on Saturday are currently sold out but we are still accepting sign ups for the wait list:

Sunday, March 1st  

Watch the works by the finalists at NYU’s Tisch’s Fusion Film Festival 2015 in a stunning final showcase. The screenings will be followed by an award ceremony and the Woman of the Year Award will be presented to Reed Morano along with a special tribute. 6:30 pm, Cantor Film Center.

Check out upcoming Untapped Cities tours including an exploration of abandoned Dead Horse Bay with Abandoned NYC and more.

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