NYC-ARTS, a broadcast "magazine" shown on television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21, concentrates its jaunts through New York area culture to the visual arts in this week's segment. Featured spots include an interview with the new director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and current exhibitions at the Nassau County Museum of Art, the Japan Society, the Met and the Dorian Grey Gallery.

Culture reporting is rounded out with theater production teasers of "Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill" at the Circle in the Square Theater (starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday); the DanceAfrica festival at BAM and "The Cripple of Inishmaan" at the Cort Theater (with Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame).

NYC-ARTS airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN. Encore presentations are typically broadcast on Fridays at 7 p.m. on WLIW21 and several times on Sunday including noon on THIRTEEN; 3 p.m. on WLIW21 and 8:30 p.m. on NJTV. New episodes can also be seen on NYC-ARTS.org every Friday morning.

NYC-ARTS is hosted by Paula Zahn and Philippe de Montebello, director emeritus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this week's segment, de Montebello interviews his Met successor, Thomas Campbell. Correspondent Christina Ha handles the rest.

At the Nassau County Museum of Art, two exhibitions are spotlighted: "Garden Party" and "AftermodernisM". "Garden Party" explores the imagery of fête champêtre—outdoor entertainments and garden parties—through paintings, sculpture, costume, fabrics and decorative arts and designs.

The show opened on March 8 and continues through July 6. Exhibiting artists include Jane Freilicher, Charles Burchfield, Marc Chagall, Larry Rivers, Janet Fish, Martin Johnson Heade, David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, Georgia O’Keeffe, Maurice Prendergast, James Rosenquist and Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Freilicher (American, b. 1924) and Rivers (1923-2002) both worked in the Hamptons.

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Spring Scatter Summation (detail)” by Robert Kushner, 2005. Oil, acrylic, gold leaf, and glitter on canvas, 7 x 46 feet (10 panels), Courtesy DC Moore Gallery.

Spring Scatter Summation (detail)” by Robert Kushner, 2005. Oil, acrylic, gold leaf, and glitter on canvas, 7 x 46 feet (10 panels), Courtesy DC Moore Gallery.

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“AfermoderisM” explores fractured asymmetry through works by Michael Bevilacqua, James Busby and Ridley Howard.

Exhibitions explored in New York City include "The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; the "Mexican Street Artists" exhibition at the Dorian Grey Gallery and the "Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum" exhibition at the Japan Society.

BASIC FACTS: NYC-ARTS airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN. Encore presentations typically follow on Friday at 7 p.m. on WLIW21 and on Sunday at noon on THIRTEEN; at 3 p.m.on WLIW21 and at 8:30 p.m. on NJTV. New episodes can also be seen on NYC-ARTS.org every Friday morning.

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