New York Museum Exhibitions, Spring 2012: A Selected List, With Openings in March, April, and May

The list below is now out of date. Please go to the updated SUMMER 2012 Museum Exhibitions by clicking here.

Below please find the updated listings for New York museum exhibitions opening in March, April, and May of 2012.

Spring 2012 Museum Exhibitions

Upcoming exhibitions below are noted in bold type. This list is constantly updated to reflect changes in the exhibition calendar.

Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards
Through June 10, 2012
Closed Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28, 2012)

American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Ave. at 66th Street:
• 9/11 National Tribute Quilt
on continuous view
• Jubilation/Rumination: Life, Real and Imagined
Through September 2, 2012

• exhibits include Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration; Journey to the Stars; The Butterfly Conservatory, and more.

Brooklyn Museum
Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong
Through August 5, 2012   

• Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect
Through June 10, 2012

• Question Bridge: Black Males
Through June 3, 2012
• Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913–1919
Through August 19, 2012
• Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin
Through August 12, 2012
Playing House
Through August 26, 2012
Keith Haring: 1978–1982
Through July 8, 2012
Raw/Cooked: Heather Hart
Through June 24, 2012
Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company
Through June 16, 2013

• galleries closed for renovation. Reopening is planned for Fall 2013.

• closed for expansion. Projected re-opening date is April 2012.

• Caribbean: Crossroads of the World
June 12, 2012-January6, 2013

The Frick Collection

• Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes
Through July 29, 2012
Read more about The Frick Collection at the post, The Frick Collection at 75: Plain Citizens in a Rich Man's Home.

Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings from the Blanton Museum of Art 
Through July 14, 2012

Being Singular Plural
Through June 6, 2012
Francesca Woodman
Through June 13, 2012
Read Walking Off the Big Apple's review, In the House of Francesca Woodman.

The Hispanic Society of America Audubon Terrace, Broadway between
155th and 156th streets, New York City
• Permanent collection on view.

• Weegee: Murder Is My Business
Through September 2, 2012
Read Walking Off the Big Apple's review, Weegee CSI, here.

Christer Strömholm: Les Amies de Place Blanche
A Short History of Photography: From the ICP Collection Honoring Willis E. Hartshorn, Ehrenkranz Director
Presidents in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs
Through September 2, 2012
Gordon Parks: 100 Years Installation window installation at ICP
Through January 6, 2013

Kehinde Wiley / The World Stage: Israel
Through July 29, 2012
Sanford Biggers and Jennifer Zackin: a small world...
Through August 26, 2012
Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940
Through September 23, 2012

• Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design
Through August 12, 2012
Glasstress New York
New Art from the Venice Biennales
Through June 10, 2012

(a partial selection of many exhibitions at the Met)
• The Coe Collection of American Indian Art
Through May 28, 2012
• New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts
now open: Permanent Installation
• Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film, and Video
Through August 26, 2012
• The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde
Through June 3, 2012
Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
Through July 8, 2012
New American Wing,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
see the new galleries
The Rylands Haggadah: Medieval Jewish Art in Context
Through September 30, 2012
Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400–1700
Through September 3, 2012
The Dawn of Egyptian Art
Through August 5, 2012
The Printed Image in China, 8th–21st Century
Through July 29, 2012
Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations
Through August 19, 2012
Bellini, Titian, and Lotto: North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo
Through September 3, 2012
• Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden
Through November 4, 2012 (weather permitting)
Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings
June 5-September 3, 2012

View of Untitled (2010) by Cindy Sherman.
Museum of Modern Art
Cindy Sherman continues through June 11, 2012

(a selection below)
• Cindy Sherman
Through June 11, 2012
Read Walking Off the Big Apple's related post, Where's Cindy? New York Location Shots in the Work of Cindy Sherman
Born out of Necessity
Through January 28, 2013
Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration
Through July 9, 2012
Electric Currents, 1900–1940
Through September 30, 2012
Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters
Through September 3, 2012

* Consult the post 25 Things To Do Near the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

The Morgan 
• Dan Flavin: Drawing
Through July 1, 2012
Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan
Through September 23, 2012
Read more about the renovated McKim Building at the post Mr. Morgan's Library.

• The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011
Extended through July 15, 2012
• From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012
currently on view
Capital of Capital: New York City Banks and the Creation of a Global Economy
May 22-October 7, 2012

see museum website for more information

• Altering Perspectives: Women Artists Then and Now
Through August 26, 2012

• Selections from the Permanent Collection
on view
Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen
Though August 27, 2012
Read more about the museum at the post, A Visit to the Neue Galerie.

Phyllida Barlow: Siege
Through July 15, 2012

• Making American Taste: Narrative Art for a New Democracy
Through August 19, 2012
• Urban Visions: Views of American Cities from the New-York Historical Society Collection
Through June 17, 2012
BE SAFE! BE SURE! GET VACCINATED! Smallpox, Vaccination and Civil Liberties in New York
May 15, 2012-September 2, 2012
stairs, New Museum
Beer Here: Brewing New York's History
May 25, 2012-September 2, 2012

The NYPL maintains an extensive exhibition program, so check the library's website page for what's on display at the various branches.
• Celebrating 100 Years
continues TBA

• Permanent Collection on display
Read more about the museum at the post, A Sunday Ride to the Noguchi Museum.

• permanent exhibitions

• Hero, Villain, Yeti
Through June 11, 2012
Casting the Divine
Through July 13, 2012

News PAPER Spires: From Park Row to Times Square
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Now on view

• historic ships open to the public Thursday through Sunday, weather permitting
• Galleries are now reopened.

• Project Space: Kira Lynn Harris
Through May 27, 2012
Shift Projects | Perspectives | Directions
Through May 27, 2012
Ralph Lemon: 1856 Cessna Road
Through May 27, 2012

• Whitney Biennial 2012
Through May 27, 2012

Images of museum buildings by Walking Off the Big Apple.

* Many international cultural centers in New York showcase art work from their respective countries. Several are within walking distance of Asia Society and the Armory. Read more in the post New York as the Stage for the World: Walks Through the City's International Cultural Centers.

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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