Tours and talks are a theme among this week’s top things to do. New Yorkers can enjoy conversations about artistic influences and artists’ lives, or check out self-guided tours of NYC architecture and NYC artist studios, or check out a dance festival in Brooklyn.

Read on for our top event picks in NYC through October 14, 2018.

1. Artists Discuss a Dedicated Life at MoMA

A conversation about artists who have dedicated their lives to their art will be held at the MoMA on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 6 p.m.

Exploring the varied forms and paths a dedicated life to art can take, the conversation will focus on the careers of artists featured in the museum’s current exhibition “The Long Run.” Lynda Benglis will discuss her own life; Abraham Cruzvillegas talks about David Hammons and David Read discusses Joan Mitchell. David Joselit, a historian and distinguished professor of the CUNY Graduate Center, moderates the talk.

Tickets are $15; $10 for museum members and corporate members; and $5 for students, seniors and staff of other museums. To purchase, click here.

The Museum of Modern Art Theater is located at 34 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. www.moma.org.

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"No Rain" by Joan Mitchell, 1976. Oil on canvas, two panels, 9' 2" x 13' 1 /58". Gift of The Estate of Joan Mitchell. © Estate of Joan Mitchell. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art.

"No Rain" by Joan Mitchell, 1976. Oil on canvas, two panels, 9' 2" x 13' 1 /58". Gift of The Estate of Joan Mitchell. © Estate of Joan Mitchell. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art.

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2. Dumbo Dance Festival

White Wave Dance will kick off the 2018 Dumbo Dance Festival with an Opening Night Gala on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 7 p.m. with the festival taking place from October 11 to 14, 2018.

Now in its 18th year, the Dumbo Dance Festival is a four day event that highlights the most innovative contemporary dancers from New York and around the world. The 2018 festival  presents 70 companies in 11 different programs. The Opening Night Gala includes a gala performance, ceremony and a buffet dinner featuring Korean cuisine along with a party to follow.

Tickets to the festival are $15. Gala tickets are $100 or $250 for VIP tickets. Click here to purchase.

The festival will be held at the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn NY 11201. www.whitewavedance.com.

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3. Architecture & Urban Design Weekend

The annual Open House New York (OHNY) is back. The weekend of events and self-guided tours of public and privates spaces takes place Friday through Sunday, October 12 - 14, 2018, and kicks off with a Launch Party on Thursday, October 11 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Celebrating the best design and planning throughout the five boroughs, Open House provides audiences with unparalleled access to the architecture of New York and to the people who make it possible. Showcasing historic and contemporary design in over 140 locations, the weekend fosters exploration and conversation on the architecture and urban design that makes New York a unique city.

The launch party will be held at 204 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Tickets start at $75. To purchase, click here.

Free printed OHNY Weekend Guide, which lists all open access sites, can be picked up at Porcelanosa, 202 Fifth Avenue at 25th Street, New York, NY . www.ohny.org.

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The Metropolitan Opera, participating site in the 2018 Open House New York. Photograph by Nicolas Lemery Nantel. Courtesy of Open House New York.

The Metropolitan Opera, participating site in the 2018 Open House New York. Photograph by Nicolas Lemery Nantel. Courtesy of Open House New York.

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4. Highline Open Studios

Highline Open Studios welcomes the 2018 fall art season with its annual Artist Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 to 14, 2018, from noon to 6 p.m.

The self-guided tour gives viewers exclusive access to private artists’ studios in the West Chelsea Gallery district. The Open Studio event features over 30 artist studios set in over nine buildings and allows visitors to meet artists and see a full range of their work. This year, the tour include studios of Frank Rivera, Janice Stanton, Julie Wosk, Anne Finkelstein and many more.

Tours begin in the lobbies of 508 and 526 West 26th Street where visitors can pick up a tour map. www.highlineopenstudios.org.

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5. "In the Wilderness with Bellini" at the Frick

Darren Waterston will talk with Xavier F. Salomon at the Frick on Sunday, October 14 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Darren Waterston, an artist known for his evocative abstract paintings, imagined landscapes and immersive installations, will discuss how the masterpieces from the Frick have influenced his own work. The lecture will take place in the museum’s Music Room.

Tickets are $15 plus museum admission, or $10 for members. To purchase, click here.

The Frick Collection is located at 1 E 70th Street, New York, NY 10021. www.frick.org.

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