New York Museum Exhibitions: Summer 2010


One of the pleasures of this time of year is visiting the Roof Garden at the Metropolitan Museum, sipping a beverage, and taking in the sights of the current installation. This year's artwork of wonder is the impressive project, Big Bambú: You Can't, You Don't, and You Won't Stop by twin brothers Mike and Doug Starn (see image at left). The evolving bamboo structure is the perfect counterpoint to the formalities of the Beaux-Arts museum as well as the best match of an artwork to the summer season.

The following list includes exhibitions and openings for the remainder of the summer. A Fall 2010 list will be posted in early September.

In July, Matisse: Radical Intervention, 1913-1927 opens at MoMA (July 18, 2010 - October 11, 2010). At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Picasso exhibit continues through July. Look also for the Charles Burchfield paintings at the Whitney and Retro/Active: The Works of Rafael Ferrer at the El Museo del Barrio.

What follows is a list of selected museum and other art center exhibitions currently on view in New York City.

American Academy of Arts and Letters, 633 West 155th Street (Audubon Terrace):
For more on the must-see Audubon Terrace and neighborhood, see the post, A Visit to Audubon Terrace and Environs (one of Walking Off the Big Apple's 25 Great Things to Do in New York City. and see the nearby Hispanic Society, noted below.)

American Folk Art Museum, 45 W. 53rd St.:
• Approaching Abstraction
Through September 6, 2010
Women Only: Folk Art by Female Hands
Through September 12, 2010
The Private Collection of Henry Darger
Through September 19, 2010

American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West and 79th St.):
• exhibits include Race to the End of the Earth (tales of Antarctic exploration); Traveling the Silk Road; Mysteries of the Great Lakes, and more.

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
The Mummy Chamber
Long-term installation now open
• Andy Warhol: The Last Decade
Through September 12, 2010
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 2 East 91st St.:
Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyer Glass from the Permanent Collection
Through Fall 2010
• National Design Triennial: Why Design Now?
Through January 9, 2011

Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street:
From Mansion to Museum: The Frick Collection Celebrates Seventy-Five Years
Through September 5, 2010

Grey Art Gallery (NYU), 100 Washington Square East:
next exhibit in September

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th St.):
• Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance
Through September 6, 2010
Hispanic Society

The Hispanic Society of America Audubon Terrace, Broadway between
155th and 156th streets, New York City
• The Sorolla Gallery has now reopened.
• Gonzalez-Foerster's Chonotopes & Dioramas, open in the East Building Gallery.

International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street:
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights
Through September 12, 2010
Perspectives 2010: Carol Bove, Lena Herzog, Matthew Porter, Ed Templeton, Hong-An Truong
Through September 12, 2010

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

Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street:
The Monayer Family: Three Videos by Dor GuezThrough September 7, 2010
South African Photographs: David Goldblatt
Through September 19, 2010
South Africa Projections: Films by William Kentridge
Through September 19, 2010

MAD (The Museum of Art and Design), 2 Columbus Circle:
• Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection
Through September 12, 2010
Dead or Alive
Through October 24, 2010

American Wing, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue:
Between Here and There: Passages in Contemporary PhotographyThrough February 13, 2011
Big Bambú: You Can't, You Don't, and You Won't Stop
Through October 31, 2010 (weather permitting)
Hipsters, Hustlers, and Handball Players: Leon Levinstein's New York Photographs, 1950-1980
Through October 17, 2010

MoMA sculpture garden
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art), 11 West 53 Street:
Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront
Through October 11, 2010
Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography
Through March 21, 2011
Contemporary Art from the Collection
Through September 12, 2010
Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1927
Through October 11, 2010
Read Walking Off the Big Apple's review of the Matisse exhibit here.

MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue, Long Island City
Greater New York (quintennial exhibition showcasing contemporary art by New York area artists)
Through October 18, 2010
Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street:
Defining Beauty: Albrecht Dürer at the Morgan
Through September 12, 2010
Note: The McKim Building (Library, study, rooms, rotunda) is closed for restoration through October 30, 2010.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue:
Mayor John V. LindsayThrough October 3, 2010

National Academy Museum, 1083 Fifth Avenue:
• Closed for renovations from July 2010 to September 2011

New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin St.:
• 4th annual Summer Exhibition (juried group exhibition)
Through July 31, 2010 CLOSED

New York Transit Museum, Boerum Pl and Schermerhorn St.:
Inspiring Spaces: 25 Years of MTA Arts for Transit
Through October 11, 2010 Brooklyn (address above)
Through October 31, 2010 Grand Central Terminal

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 235 Bowery:
Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other
 Through September 19, 2010

New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West:
Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New York Historical Society
Through September 5, 2010

New York Public Library (Stephen A. Schwartzman Building), 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue:
The NYPL maintains an extensive exhibition program, so check the website for what's on display at the various branches.

Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street:
Tradition Transformed
Through October 18, 2010

South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street:
DecoDence:Legendary Interiors and Illustrious Travelers Aboard the SS Normandie
Through January 2011

The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street:
Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner Views
• Usable Pasts 2009-10 Artists in Residence: Mequitta Ahuja, Lauren Kelley and Valerie Piraino
• Inside the Collection: Interiors from the Studio Museum
• Hi-Res: Expanding the Walls 2010
• Harlem Postcards Summer 2010
• StudioSound: DJ /rupture’s Radio GooGoo

All through October 24, 2010

Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue At 75th Street:
Collecting Biennials
Through November 28, 2010
Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield
Through October 17, 2010 Read WOTBA review here.

The Fall 2010 guide will be published August 31, 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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