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Top 5 Arts Picks: September 29-October 5

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NOW THROUGH FRI, DEC. 22: Abstract Works by Romare Bearden

Neuberger Museum of Art presents Romare Bearden: Abstraction, featuring a collection of artist Romare Bearden’s abstract works. The exhibition will examine largely-unknown works from the 1950s and early 1960s that preceded his most acclaimed pieces: his collages. This is the first public view of many of these works, which include abstract watercolors, oil paintings and mixed media collages. The exhibition will be on view through December 22.  Gallery hours: Wed-Sun: 12-5pm.


FRI, SEPT. 29 THROUGH MON, NOV. 25: The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze

Beginning this Friday, Historic Hudson Valley’s Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze invites guests to discover a display of jack o’ lanterns at the historic 18th century riverside landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor. Guests will experience thousands of hand-carved illuminated jack o’ lanterns in sculptural displays that are arranged as the Statue of Liberty, a pumpkin carousel 20 feet in diameter and more. The event will continue through November 25. Times vary.


SUN, OCT. 1 THROUGH THURS, NOV. 30: Following Trans-Europe Migration 

Starting on Sunday, Sarah Lawrence College presents photographs by Rocco Rorandelli in Trans Europe Migration. In 2015, Rorandelli followed refugees and migrants, mostly from war-torn Syria, who crossed into Europe by sea to Germany and northern Europe. During their journey, Rorandelli captured aerial photographs in order to visually depict migrations as a natural human action. This exhibition will be on view through November 30 in the College’s Esther Raushenbush Library Gallery. Times vary.


SUN, OCT. 1 THROUGH SAT, OCT. 28: Pre-Columbian Mexican Pottery 

Beginning on Sunday, Harrison Council for the Arts will present Pre-Columbian Mexican Pottery, featuring the sumi ink paintings of Jim Maciel. Inspired by his visit to the Anthropological Museum in Mexico City, Maciel used photos of his trip to create detailed drawings on watercolor paper. The exhibition will remain on view through October 28. Times vary at the Harrison Public Library.


TUES, OCT. 3: National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia 

On Tuesday, LADO: National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia will bring the rich cultural traditions of Croatia to thePerforming Arts Center at Purchase College. The ensemble, comprised of 39 dancers and singers, easily transforms into a folk choir while its 14 musicians play more than 50 different instruments. Their repertoire consists of more than one-hundred different choreographic and vocal numbers. Begins at 8pm.


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