Top 5 Arts Picks: February 22-28

NOW THROUGH TUES, APR. 30: The Photography of Frank Stewart

New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents The Photography of Frank Stewart, on view through April 30 at Rotunda Gallery at City Hall. Stewart is the Senior Photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC and has traveled the world taking photos that create visual statements about people, religion, politics and society. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm.

NOW THROUGH SUN, DEC. 15: A Century of Lunar Photography and Beyond

Through December 15, Hudson River Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon with its new exhibition, A Century of Lunar Photography and Beyond. The exhibition features lunar photographs from NASA, the Hastings Historical Society, the Lick Observatory Archive and private collections. Items range from massive NASA mapping surveys to high-definition digital photography from lunar orbit. This show also complements the Museum’s The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art exhibition currently on view. Gallery hours: Wed-Sun: 12-5pm.

SUN, FEB. 24: Pamela Hart at Katonah Museum

This Sunday, Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) presents the first installment of its “Writers Speak” lecture series. KMA’s writer-in-residence Pamela Hart will be discussing her poetry debut, Mothers Over Nangarhar. Hart’s book is a war narrative that focuses on the fears and psychological battles suffered by parents, lovers and friends during a soldier’s absence and return home. Begins at 3:30pm.

MON, FEB. 25: Oscar-Nominated Documentary Film Screening

On Monday, Jacob Burns Film Center will be screening Oscar-nominated film Hale County This Morning, This Evening by director RaMell Ross. The documentary explores the typical day-to-day routine for a pair of African-American men in rural Alabama’s Hale County. The film provides a layered narrative that explores ways in which local African American communities are incorporated into the collective national viewpoint. Begins at 7pm.

WED, FEB. 27: Reception: Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush

Neuberger Museum of Art will host an opening reception for its exhibition, Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush, on Wednesday. In celebration of Black History Month, the exhibition will survey the past decade of contemporary African-American artist Nina Chanel Abney’s work through approximately 30 mostly-large-scale narrative figurative paintings and collages. Media fuels Abney’s work, as she intersects serious subject matter with a playful nature that keeps her works accessible to the viewer. It will be on view through June 30. Begins at 4:30pm.

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