New York Museum Exhibitions: Winter 2009-2010, with Openings in December, January, and February

UPDATED LIST: Click here for Spring 2010 exhibitions, with openings in March, April, and May.

This winter, several museums in New York plan to show the work of well-known contemporary artists. Kiki Smith installs a site-specific installation at the Brooklyn Museum exploring the life cycle of the woman artist. Tino Sehgal will present a new constructive situationist work involving children and teens within the rotunda of the Guggenheim. At MoMA, Gabriel Orozco will blur the lines between objects of art and everyday life, and later William Kentridge will be the subject of a large-scale exhibition at the museum. The Whitney Museum plays host to video artist Omer Fast. The museum's famous Biennial opens February 25.

What follows is a list of most museum and other art center exhibitions currently on view in New York City along with dates of upcoming exhibits that are scheduled to open in December, January, and March. Upcoming exhibitions are noted in bold type.

American Folk Art Museum, 45 W. 53rd St.:
Thomas Chambers (1808-1869): American Marine and Landscape Painter
Through March 7, 2010
• Approaching Abstraction
Through September 6, 2010

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York:
Healing the Wounds of War: The Brooklyn Sanitary Fair of 1964
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Herstory Gallery, 4th Floor
Through September 12, 2010
Kiki Smith: Sojourn
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Herstory Gallery, 4th Floor
Through September 12, 2010
To Live Forever: Art and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor
Through May 2, 2010

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 2 East 91st St.
Design USA: Contemporary Innovation
Through April 4, 2010
Quicktake: Rodate
Through March 14, 2010

El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street:
Nexus New York: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis
Through February 2010

Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street:
Masterpieces of European Painting from Dulwich Picture Gallery
March 9, 2010 - May 30, 2010

Grey Art Gallery (NYU), 100 Washington Square East:
• Downtown Pix: Mining the Fales Archives 1961-1991
Through April 3, 2010

Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th St.):
Anish Kapoor: Memory
Through March 28, 2010
Tino Sehgal
Through March 10, 2010
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum
Through April 28, 2010

The Hispanic Society of America Audubon Terrace, Broadway between
155th and 156th streets, New York City
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: chronotypes & dioramas
Through June 27, 2010

International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street:
Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris
Miroslav Tichý
Alan B. Stone and the Senses of Place
Atget, Archivist of Paris
Through May 9, 2010
Read the reviews of Twilight and Atget on this website.

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, 3237 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City:
• Noguchi ReINstalled
Through October 24, 2010

Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street:
• Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention
Through March 14, 2010

MAD (The Museum of Art and Design), 2 Columbus Circle:
• Slash: Paper Under the Knife
Through April 4, 2010

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue:
The Drawings of Bronzino
Through April 18, 2010
Playing With Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage
Through May 9, 2010
Mastering the Art of Chinese Painting: Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997)
Through July 25, 2010
Celebration: The Birthday in Chinese Art
February 29, 2010 - August 15, 2010

MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art), 11 West 53 Street:
• Monet's Water Lilies
Through April 12, 2010
• Tim Burton (Read Review here)
Through April 26, 2010
Gabriel Orozco
Through March 1, 2009
The New Typography
Through July 12, 2010
William Kentridge: Five Themes
February 24, 2010 - May 17, 2010

Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street:
• A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy
Through March 14, 2010
Demons and Devotion: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves
Through May 2, 2010. Read the review on Walking Off the Big Apple.
Rome After Raphael
Through May 9, 2010
Flemish Illumination in the Era of Catherine of Cleves
Through May 2, 2010

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue:
• New York 400: A Visual History of America's Greatest City
Opens September 5, 2009
Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York
Joel Meyerowitz's images of wild places in New York City's parks
Through March 7, 2010

National Academy Museum, 1083 Fifth Avenue:
• 185th Annual Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art
Through June 8, 2010

Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Avenue:
• From Klimt to Klee: Masterworks from the Serge Sarbansky Collection
Through February 22, 2010

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 235 Bowery:
• Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, curated by Jeff Koons
March 3, 2010 - June 6, 2010

New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West:
• Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School at the New York Historical Society
Through March 25, 2010
• John Brown: The Abolitionist and His Legacy

Through March 25, 2010
• Lincoln and New York
Through March 25, 2010

Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street:
Bardo: Tibetan Art of the Afterlife
Through July 12, 2010

New York Public Library (Stephen A. Schwartzman Building), 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue:
• Mapping New York's Shoreline, 1609-2009
Through June 26, 2010
• Candide at 250: Scandal and Success
Through April 25, 2010

South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street:
DecoDence:Legendary Interiors and Illustrious Travelers Aboard the SS Normandie
Opens February 18, 2010

The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street:
• 30 Seconds off an Inch
Through March 13, 2010
• Wardell Milan: Drawings of Harlem
Through March 13, 2010

Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue At 75th Street:
Omar Fast: Nostalgia
Through February 14, 2010
Whitney Biennial
February 25-May 30, 2010

Images by Walking Off the Big Apple.

Visiting New York on a Monday and want to know which of these museums are open? See the list here. Clicking on museum names above will link to their respective homepages.


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