New York Museum Exhibitions, Fall 2010: A Selected List, With Openings in September, October, and November

International Center of Photography
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Surveying the upcoming exhibitions scheduled to open at New York museums and art centers this fall, a few stellar exhibitions stand out from the pack. First and foremost, in late September the International Center of Photography unveils the contents of The Mexican Suitcase, the legendary boxes of images of the Spanish Civil War made by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and Chim (David Seymour). Thought lost since 1939, the center acquired the suitcase in December 2007, and the unveiling will present images from the recovered negatives along with a display of magazines that first published the works. Photography historians have been waiting decades to take a look at these images. (Read WOTBA review.) The center will also present a concurrent exhibition on the Cuban Revolution, including rare prints of Alberto Korda's iconic portrait of Che.

Among other promising exhibits, the recently renovated El Museo del Barrio, in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, will present Nueva York (1613-1945), an examination of how Latinos and Spanish-speaking countries have historically shaped the cultural life of New York City. Beginning in October, the Frick Collection will present a significant selection of drawings from Spain, The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya. At the Guggenheim, the exhibition Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918-1936 will show how artists began to once again represent the body after abandoning figurative work during World War I. At the Drawing Center on Wooster St., fans of Gerhard Richter will want to see an exhibition of fifty drawings made over five decades. The Jewish Museum presents a significant exhibition on the feminist encounter with the canvas, Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism.

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the big John Baldessari exhibit, Pure Beauty, opens October 20, the first significant survey in twenty years. The exhibit will present the conceptual artist's work over five decades. Beginning in November, the Met's photography department will exhibit selections from the museum's collection of three major photographers - Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Paul Strand. At MoMA, the museum will show its selections of the New York School with Abstract Expressionist New York.

Finally, look for the Morgan Library and Museum's exhibitions on Mark Twain, Roy Lichtenstein's black-and-white drawings, and drawings and sketchbooks by Degas. The New Museum will present The Last Newspaper, an exhibition inspired by the ways artists respond to the news media. And in late October, the Whitney Museum will present an exhibition it knows how to do best - Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time.

What follows is a list of selected museum and other art center exhibitions currently on view in New York City along with dates of upcoming exhibits (listed in bold) that are scheduled to open in the fall.

Upcoming museum exhibitions are noted in bold type.

bears in Audubon Terrace
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 633 West 155th Street (Audubon Terrace):
Annual exhibitions are held in the spring. See the nearby Hispanic Society, noted below.

American Folk Art Museum, 45 W. 53rd St.:
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Through October 9, 2011
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.
Brain: The Inside Story
Through August 14, 2011

Asia Society (725 Park Avenue at 70th Street):
Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool
Through January 2, 2011

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York:
Fred Tomaselli
Through January 2, 2011
Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958-1968
Through January 9, 2011
Sam Taylor-Wood: "Ghosts"
Through August 14, 2011
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
Through April 10, 2011

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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

The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St.:

El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street:
Nueva York (1613-1945)
in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society

Through January 9, 2011

Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street:
The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya
Through January 9, 2011
The King at War: Velázquez's Portrait of Philip IV
Through January 23, 2011 

Grey Art Gallery (NYU), 100 Washington Square East:
Künstlerplakate: Artists' Posters from East Germany 1967-1990
Through December 4, 2010

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th St.):

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Vox Populi: Posters of the Interwar Years
Through January 9, 2011
Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918-1936
Through January 9, 2011
Intervals: Ryan Gander
Through January 9, 2011

The Hispanic Society of America Audubon Terrace, Broadway between
155th and 156th streets, New York City
• The Sorolla Gallery has now reopened.
The Museum of Art and Design

International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street:
The Mexican Suitcase
Through January 9, 2011
Reviewed on Walking Off the Big Apple. See The Spanish Civil War in the Lost and Found: The Mexican Suitcase at the ICP
Cuba in Revolution
Through January 9, 2011

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, 3237 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City:
• Noguchi ReINstalled
Through October 24, 2010
On Becoming An Artist: Isamu Noguchi and his Contemporaries, 1922 - 1960
Through April 24, 2011

Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street:
Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism
Through January 30, 2011
Houdini: Art and Magic
Through March 27, 2011

MAD (The Museum of Art and Design), 2 Columbus Circle:
Eat Drink Art Design
Through February 6, 2011
Think Again: New Latin American Jewelry
Through January 9, 2011
The Global Africa Project
Through May 15, 2011

American Wing, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue:
Between Here and There: Passages in Contemporary Photography
Through February 13, 2011
The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty
Through January 2, 2011
Miró: The Dutch Interiors
Through January 17, 2011
Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance
Through January 17, 2011
John Baldessari: Pure Beauty
Through January 9, 2011
Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand
Through April 10, 2011

MoMA sculpture garden
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art), 11 West 53 Street:
Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography
Through March 21, 2011
Abstract Expressionist New York
Through April 25, 2011 Read Walking Off the Big Apple's review of Abstract Expressionist New York here.
Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement
Through January 3, 2011
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century
Through February 7, 2011

MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue, Long Island City

The Morgan Library
Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street:
Anne Morgan's War: Rebuilding Devastated France, 1917–1924

Through November 21, 2010
Mark Twain: A Skeptic's Progress
in conjunction with the New York Public Library

Through January 2, 2011
Roy Lichtenstein: The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961–1968

Through January 2, 2011
Degas: Drawings and Sketchbooks

Through January 23, 2011

The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), Seventh Avenue at 27th Street:
Japan Fashion Now
Through January 8, 2011

Museum of the City of New York
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue:
Notorious and Notable: 20th Century Women of Style
Through January 3, 2010
Glorious Sky: Herbert Katzman's New York
Through February 6, 2010
Denys Wortman's New York: Portrait of the City
Through March 20, 2010

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

Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Avenue:
• Franz Xaver Messerschmidt 1736-1783: From Neoclassicism to Expressionism
Through January 10, 2011
• Postcards from the Wiener Werkståtte: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection
Through January17, 2011

The New Museum of Contemporary Art
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 235 Bowery:
The Last Newspaper
Through January 9, 2011
Through January 23, 2010
Voice and Wind: Haegue Yang
Through January 23, 2011

New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West:
(Note: undergoing major renovations, scheduled to be completed November 2011)
Breakthrough: The Dramatic Story of the Discovery of Insulin
Through January 31, 2011

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
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street:
The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting
Through May 23, 2011
Embodying the Holy
Through March 7, 2011
Grain of Emptiness
Through April 11, 2011

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

The Studio Museum in Harlem
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street:

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Any Number of Preoccupations
Mark Bradford: Alphabet
VideoStudio: Changing Same
The Production of Space
Harlem Postcards: Kwaku Alston, Deana Lawson, Petra Richterova and Lewis Watts
StudioSound: Matana Roberts
Above exhibitions, through March 13, 2011

Dawoud Bey’s Harlem, USA
Untitled (Level) / 2010 Wein Prize winner Leslie Hewitt in collaboration with Bradford Young
Collected. Black & White
Above exhibitions, through January 2, 2011

Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue At 75th Street:
Collecting Biennials
Through November 28, 2010
Sara VanDerBeek: To Think of Time
Through December 5, 2010
Lee Friedlander: America by Car
Through November 28, 2010
Paul Thek: Diver, a Retrospective
Through January 9, 2011
Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time
Through April 10, 2011

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.


Gwen said…
Looking forward to seeing some of these shows in November (and going on some of your walks as well). Your blog is so informative, especially for someone visiting who doesn't know the city.
great listing as to decide on what to see! hard decisions to be made. have a great week!!

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