MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Panel: An Evening with The New Inquiry, ‘What Was The Date?’ With Max Fox, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Mandy Stadtmiller, Mike Thomsen, Emily Witt and Adrian Chen at The Kitchen
This ain’t too art-related but you should go. —Dan Duray
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Opening: “Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met’s new blockbuster exhibition isn’t only for fashion fanatics and Impressionism enthusiasts, though both groups will be blown away by the art and ensembles on view. The show is essential for anyone who loves writers like Zola, Baudelaire and Proust (all of whom are quoted throughout the wall text, weighing in on women’s wear) as it vividly conjures the world they and their characters occupied. It’s a transporting show well worth the inevitable soul-crushingly long lines. —Zoë Lescaze
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, 9:30-5:15 p.m.
Concert: Consonant Abstraction: Claude Debussy and Steve Reich at MoMA
As part of MoMA’s “Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925″ show, alumni and faculty of the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival will perform works by two great musical abstractionists, the composers Claude Debussy and Steve Reich. Mr. Reich will be on hand after the concert to talk about his work with David Lang. —Andrew Russeth
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 6 p.m., $10
Opening: Peter Hujar at Pace/MacGil
Peter Hujar’s first show at Pace/MacGill will present the artist’s black and white nudes and portraits, including his never before exhibited triptych of Bruce de Saint Croix. —Michael H. Miller
Pace/MacGill, 32 East 57th Street, 9th floor, New York, 5:30-7:30 p.m.