Culture Calendar

Honoring Hirschfeld, celebrating a landmark anniversary, struggling with envy, and seeking out a golden icon.

Modern-Day Sundial
This summer, American artist Spencer Finch will unveil a new, site-specific, large-scale installation at The Morgan Library & Museum—A Certain Slant of Light: Spencer Finch at the Morgan. The museum’s collection of medieval Books of Hours—beautiful, hand-painted works that served as personal prayer books for different times of the day and different periods of the year—serve as the inspiration for the work. Taking advantage of the Morgan’s four-story, glass-enclosed Gilbert Court, Finch will apply films of color to the windows and hang additional glass panes in the center of the Court to create a kind of calendar based on the movement of the sun. Finch grouped the panes of glass by month with each having a palette that suggests the time of the year. June 20 through August 23. The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, 212.685.0008, themorgan.org.

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