Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am– Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Tue-Sun 10 am–6 pm
Explore the maximalist stagecraft, design, performance, and music of genre-defying artist Matthew Flower better known as Machine Dazzle. See 100 of the artist’s creations for stage, spectacles, and street theater, alongside a variety of environments, ephemera, material samples, photography, and video.
Look for sequins, glitter, feathers and beads, with found fantastical and found objects, such as ping pong balls, hoop skirts, slinkies and soup cans among Machine Dazzle’s living sculptures. Follow the metamorphosis of Flower, a closeted suburban kid from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, into “Machine Dazzle,” the queer experimental theater genius.
Installed on two floors of the Museum, the multimedia exhibition also includes the first public installation of more than two dozen tour-de-force costumes created by the artist for himself and his long-time collaborator, Taylor Mac, to wear in the queer performance art concert production, Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (2016), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama.
Note that some of the works on view contain adult sexual content; ask a museum employee for guidance through the spacious exhibition.
Get 50% off tickets for select Broadway shows January 17–February 12 (minimum two tickets purchase required, but it doesn’t have to be an even number). Tickets sell out quickly. Kid-friendly options have included Aladdin, Hamilton Lion King, MJ, Six, Wicked, &Juliet and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.…More info
Join an all-ages folksy concert in a relaxed environment. Features five instruments – saxophone, guitar, banjo, five string violin, & baritone violin – plus dancing, singing, clapping, tons of fun. Includes interaction with musicians throughout the concert and a post-show instrument petting zoo.
This concert is led by Bobby and Kris who are well versed…More info
Discover art together through engaging discussions and activities with new themes monthly. Look closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art and make your own art. One time we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper.
There are multiple groups roughly divided by age. Kids and…More info
See a kid-friendly, one-hour version of the classic fairy tale ballet featuring Tchaikovsky’s captivating score from New York Theatre Ballet. Set in a magical fairy kingdom beneath the roots of a great tree, this beloved classic, filled with magic and poetry, tells the enchanting tale of Princess Aurora from her fateful birth to her triumphant…More info