Craving some artistic stimulation this winter? Discover these six art exhibits in New York City.
This year is a testament to how the Big Apple is one of the world’s top cities for art and culture. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art to galleries in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York City’s art scene boasts the top-notch diversity that characterizes all aspects of the iconic city. Here are six art exhibits in New York this winter that are worth bundling up and braving the cold for.
1) The Long Run, MoMA
An analysis of artworks produced by artists after the acclaimed ‘breakthrough moment’, The Long Run integrates how historical context, critical thinking and persistence affects art through the mind of the artist. The exhibit showcases a variety of genres and works by both well- and lesser-known artists through the decades demonstrating their revolutionary journeys as artists and human beings. See works from Louise Bourgeois, Helen Levitt, Elizabeth Murray, Georgia O’Keeffe and more. Entry to the exhibition is included with your entrance ticket to MoMA.
When: November 8, 2017– November 4, 2018
Where: MoMA-The Museum of Modern Art
“Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait” is now open! There is no mistaking Bourgeois’s sculpture, but little is known about the celebrated artist’s printmaking. Explore this exhibition of her ever-evolving prints, sketches, and books for an illuminating look into Bourgeois’s dynamic creative process. Visit “Spider,” in our Marron Atrium for the duration of the exhibition, on view through January 28. Learn more at mo.ma/bourgeois. #LouiseBourgeois … [Louise Bourgeois. "Spider." 1997. Steel, tapestry, wood, glass, fabric, rubber, silver, gold, and bone. Collection The Easton Foundation. © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY.]
2) Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer
Also known as Il Divino, Michelangelo (1475-1564) was an artistic genius who is admired today as an incredible artist, intellectual, inventor and designer. He is also a painter, and this exhibit showcasing drawings of his works in progress is a must-see. Entry to the exhibition is included with your tickets to the Met.
When: November 13, 2017-February 12, 2018.
Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
3) Provocations: Anselm Kiefer at The Met Breuer
This exhibit features the works of German artist Anselm Kiefer, which recount Germany’s history as well as the horrors of World War II. Famous for his thick impasto technique, Kiefer uses a variety of mediums such as earth, lead, broken glass, dried flowers, plants and clay for a dramatic three-dimensional effect. The Met’s Marcel-Breuer-designed modern building on Madison Avenue and 75th Street, known as the Met Breuer, is hosting the exhibit. Entry to the Met Breuer is included with your tickets to the Met.
When: December 13, 2017-April 8, 2018
Where: The Met Breuer, Floor 5
Opening tomorrow, the exhibition ‘Provocations: #AnselmKiefer at the Met Breuer’ features works on paper and one painting, all draw from the Met collection. The show spans the artist’s nearly 50-year career and will be on view through April 8, 2018. @metmuseum @metbreuer Pictured: ‘Winter Landscape’ | 1970 | Watercolour, gouache and graphite on paper (detail)
4) Roots of ‘The Dinner Party’: History in the Making at the Brooklyn Museum
Featuring the artist that coined the term ‘feminist art’, Judy Chicago was a major pillar of the American feminist art movement that occurred between 1974 and 1979. Chicago is also well-known for her large collaborative art installations like The Dinner Party to which this exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum is a tribute. The work taps into the societal stereotypes of men and women while celebrating epic female achievements. The exhibition studies the evolution of the work’s creation by following the community efforts and preparation for its realization.
When: Oct 20th, 2017 – Mar 4th, 2018
Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
Entering the space around #TheDinnerParty you'll find a table in the form of a triangle, a shape that echoes one of the oldest symbols of femininity in human history and equalizes all the women honored. Following the three wings of the table draws the viewer through time—Wing One (right): Prehistory to Classical Rome, Wing Two (rear): Christianity to the Reformation, and Wing Three (left): American Revolution to the Women’s Revolution. #dinnerpartyroots
5) Experiments in Electrostatics: Photocopy Art from the Whitney’s Collection, 1966-1986
Located in the Meatpacking District, the Whitney Museum of American Art has a fascinating exhibit that focuses on photocopying as an art form. By highlighting photocopy art from the Whitney Collection between 1966 and 1986, the exhibit delivers an elegant and stunning series of works through an avant-garde medium. Entry to the exhibit is included with your express-entry tickets to the Whitney.
When: 17 November 2017-March 2018
Where: Whitney Museum of American Art
6) September 11th Historical & Memorial Exhibition, 9/11 Memorial and Exhibition
Retelling the story of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93, this ongoing multi-part exhibition is a touching tribute to the memory of 9/11 at Ground Zero. The historical exhibition features three parts: The day itself, before 9/11, and the world after 9/11, while the memorial exhibition takes you through the personal stories of the people involved, and commemorates those who were lost. The emotional immersive exhibition uses art and media installations as well as personal stories to inspire catharsis and compassion in the hearts of its viewers. Entry is included with your tickets to the 9/11 Memorial and Exhibition.
Where: 9/11 Memorial & Museum
#911Museum visitors stand before the surviving retaining wall of the original World Trade Center known as the slurry wall. Constructed in the 1960s, the wall was built around the #WTC foundation to keep the Hudson River waters at bay. Despite the collapse of the #TwinTowers, the wall did not breach. After 9/11, the wall was designated a historic asset of the #WTC and preserved under the Historic Preservation Act. #MuseumMonday