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New York PhilharmonicImageThe festive atmosphere in Central Park on Wednesday before the New York Philharmonic’s performance.CreditJeenah Moon for The New York Times

For us city dwellers, outdoor concerts — especially free outdoor concerts — are a summer staple. They are “wonderful and fun,” Anthony Tommasini wrote in his review of Wednesday’s Philharmonic performance in Central Park. “That’s what has made the New York Philharmonic’s free Concerts in the Parks so popular for 54 years.” (He also reviewed the first of the Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Recital Series, running through June 19.) The Philharmonic’s series heads next to Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Friday. The Met Opera’s series has a date at Williamsbridge Oval in the Bronx on Saturday. Full list of concerts: nyphil.org, metopera.org.

[Read Anthony Tommasini’s New York Philharmonic and Met Opera review.]

Hauser & Wirth in Chelsea

Lorna SimpsonImageLorna Simpson in her studio at the Brooklyn Navy Yard with “Redrawn,” a new work created of ink and screenprint on gessoed fiberglass.CreditCaroline Tompkins for The New York Times

“Dark times, to me, mean dark paintings,” Lorna Simpson said of her recent works now on view in Chelsea. The overall mood is blue: “Blue like glaciers in polar night. Blue like a frigid ocean. Blue like premonition, blue like the blues,” Siddhartha Mitter writes in his profile of the artist. “Darkening” is on view through July 26 at Hauser & Wirth, 548 West 22nd Street, Manhattan; hauserwirth.com.

[Read our full profile of Lorna Simpson.]

Three More Not-to-Miss Art ShowsNancy Spero at MoMA PS1, and Leonora Carrington and “Surrealism in Mexico” at two Upper East Side galleries.Mandatory Viewing: Nancy Spero’s Bold Feminist ArtJune 13, 2019Female Surrealists Re-emerge in 2 Startling ShowsJune 13, 2019

Theaters Nationwide

‘The Dead Don’t Die’ImageBill Murray, Chloë Sevigny and Adam Driver in “The Dead Don’t Die.”CreditAbbot Genser/Focus Features

Some “serious trouble is afoot” in Jim Jarmusch’s “shaggy-dog zombie movie,” A.O. Scott writes in his review. Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Chloë Sevigny play cops who have to deal with the situation; a bunch of other interesting people, including Tilda Swinton, roundup an all-star lineup.

Read Reviews of the Week’s Top Releases ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Review: Zombies Gobbling Up Scraps of Pop CultureJune 13, 2019‘Men in Black: International’ Review: A Case of the BlahsJune 12, 2019Review: I’m Talking About ‘Shaft.’ Yes, Again.June 13, 2019‘Rolling Thunder’ Review: A New Ballad of Bob, Sung by MartyJune 11, 2019

David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center

Alvin AileyImageFrom left, Chalvar Monteiro, Belén Indhira Pereyra, Jeroboam Bozeman, Yazzmeen Laidler and Daniel Harder in the premiere of Darrell Grand Moultrie’s “Ounce of Faith.”CreditRachel Papo for The New York Times

“The theme of inspiration and education is there from the start,” Brian Seibert writes of Darrell Grand Moultrie’s “Ounce of Faith.” The dance had its world premiere on Wednesday as part of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s weeklong residency at Lincoln Center. Through Sunday at the David H. Koch Theater; alvinailey.org.

[Read Brian Seibert’s full Alvin Ailey review.]

Showtime on Sunday

‘City on a Hill’ImageKevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge star in “City on a Hill,” a new series that tries to David Simon-ize early-1990s Boston.CreditClaire Folger/Showtime

If you liked “The Wire,” you may want to check out “City on a Hill,” a new Showtime’s series that explores race, crime, city government and family melodrama. The setting is Boston in the early 1990s, and Kevin Bacon is a cocky F.B.I. agent. The series “has attracted a lot of talent, and the results are tangible in the early episodes,” Mike Hale wrote in his review.

[Read Mike Hale’s “City on a Hill” review.]

In Case You Missed It...MoMA is closing for renovations after this weekend. Our critics ponder the changes to come, catch up with shows and pay homage to their favorite works.Last Call: MoMA’s Closing, and ChangingWith the museum shutting down June 15 for a four-month renovation, our critic assesses the challenges it faces.June 6, 2019Will the Renovated MoMA Let Folk Art Back In?Still mourning the American Folk Art Museum, a critic says, “We, and MoMA, don’t need any more Rauschenbergs, or Richters.” Bring on the outsider artists.June 6, 2019Celebrating ‘Good Design’ at MoMA: The Nut Dish and Other Populist Gems“If most Americans had little patience for Picasso, everybody needed a decent can opener,” our critic writes.June 6, 2019Encountering the ‘New Order’ at MoMAThe blind spots and new possibilities of the technologies we love (and hate).June 6, 2019A Noisy Half-Hour With van Gogh’s MasterpieceOur critic spent 30 minutes looking — or trying to look — at “Starry Night.” It wasn’t easy.June 6, 2019In Praise of the Great MajorityAt MoMA, Honoré Sharrer’s “Workers and Paintings” asks: “What if great art were more accessible?”June 6, 2019Mondrian Sparked My Love of PaintingFamiliarity breeds contentment before MoMA’s “Broadway Boogie Woogie.”June 6, 2019Read More



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