Museum Exhibitions in New York, Fall 2012


Residents and visitors can look forward to many new exhibitions at New York museums this fall. Below are a few highlights listed in chronological order of their openings. Following these selections, please find the list of continuing exhibitions as well as the titles and dates of most all of the upcoming openings at area museums. This list will be regularly updated throughout the season.

Selected Fall Highlights at New York Museums -

• International Center of Photography. Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life
Through January 6, 2013
A photographic exhibition of 500 photographs, films, books, magazines, newspapers, and assorted archival documents examines the legacy of the apartheid system in the everyday life of South Africa.

Jurgen Schadeberg, Nelson Mandela, Treason Trial, 1958. Courtesy the artist.

• The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years 
Through December 31, 2012
Warhol's influence on contemporary art is explored in a thematic exhibition that juxtaposes the artist's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists exploring similar ideas and media.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Self-Portraits, both 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 72 x 72 in. (182.9 x 182.9 cm) each. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Friends of Modern Art Fund © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

• New Museum. Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989 
Through January 6, 2013
Original artwork, ephemera, and performance by twenty artists who lived and worked in New York’s Bowery in the 1970s and 1980s. The artists were often inspired to make the neglected neighborhood the subject of their work.

Arturo Vega, Photo booth self portraits, ca. 1974. Black-and-white photographs, 8 1/4 x 9 1/2 (20.9 x 24.1 cm). Courtesy Arturo Vega.

• New-York Historical Society. Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School
Through February 21, 2013
Forty-five works of the Hudson River School in the collection of the New-York Historical Society return home after a national tour, including Thomas Cole’s five-part series The Course of Empire and other major works by Cole, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, Asher B. Durand and others.

Thomas Cole (1801–1848), Catskill Creek, NY, 1845. Oil on canvas. New-York Historical Society, The Robert L. Stuart Collection, S-157

• The Morgan Library & Museum. Dürer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich
Through January 6, 2013
The Morgan presents a comprehensive selection of rarely-seen master drawings from the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich, one of the world's great drawing collections.

Jacopo Pontormo (1494–1557)
Two Standing Women, after 1530(?)
Inv. 14042 Z
© Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

• Whitney Museum of American Art. Richard Artschwager!
Through February 3, 2013
Comprehensive review of Artschwager’s sculpture, painting, and drawing, the first retrospective exhibition of the artists’s work since the Whitney's previous one in 1988.

Richard Artschwager (b. 1923), Exclamation Point (Chartreuse), 2008. Plastic bristles on a mahogany core painted with latex, 65 × 22 × 22 in. (165.1 × 55.9 × 55.9 cm). Gagosian Gallery, New York. © Richard Artschwager

• The Metropolitan Museum of Art. George Bellows
Through February 18, 2013
One of the greatest American artists, Bellows (1882-1925) ventured into the darkest parts of the city to illuminate the energy of urban life. The Met stages the largest retrospective for the artist in more than thirty years.

George Bellows (American, 1882–1925). Stag at Sharkey's, 1909. Oil on canvas; 36 1/4 x 48 1/4 in. (92.1 x 122.6 cm). Cleveland Museum of Art

Fall 2012 Museum Exhibitions

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

American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Ave. at 66th Street:
Foiled: Tinsel Painting in America
Through January 13, 2013
• Ooh, Shiny!
Through January 13, 2013

• exhibits include Journey to the Stars; Spider's Alive!, and more.
• Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence
Through January 6, 2013
The Butterfly Conservatory
Through May 28, 2013

Brooklyn Museum
• Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao
Through January 27, 2013

• Urban Archives: The Rituals of Chaos
Through January 6, 2013 

Materializing "Six Years": Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art 
Through February 3, 2013
Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe
Through January 20, 2013
GO: a community-curated open studio project
Through February 24, 2013

• East 91st main galleries closed for renovation. Reopening is planned for Fall 2013.

Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios
Through December 16, 2012
José Antonio Suárez Londoño: The Yearbooks
Through December 16, 2012
In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art
Through December 16, 2012

• Caribbean: Crossroads of the World
Through January 6, 2013

The Frick Collection

Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery 
Through January 27, 2013
Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier)
Through January 20, 2013
Read more about The Frick Collection at the post, The Frick Collection at 75: Plain Citizens in a Rich Man's Home.

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg
January 15-April 16, 2012

Guggenheim Museu
Picasso Black and White
Through January 23, 2013
Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms
Through January 13, 2013

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

Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life
Through January 6, 2013
• Gordon Parks: 100 Years Installation window installation at ICP
Through January 6, 2013

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries
Through February 3, 2013
Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol
Through March 24, 2013

Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art
Through February 17, 2013
Daniel Brush: Blue Steel Gold Light
Through February 17, 2013

(a partial selection of many exhibitions at the Met)
New American Wing,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age
Through May 27, 2013
Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department
Through September 29, 2013
Bernini: Sculpting in Clay
Through January 6, 2013
Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf
Through February 24, 2013
Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop
Through January 27, 2013
Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens
Through January 27, 2013
George Bellows
Through February 18, 2013
Matisse: In Search of True Painting
Through March 17, 2013

(a selection below)
• Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets
Through January 7, 2013
• Born out of Necessity
Through January 28, 2013
Performing Histories: Live Artworks Examining the Past
Through May 25, 2013
9 + 1 Ways of Being Political: 50 Years of Political Stances in Architecture and Urban Design
Through March 25, 2013
New Photography 2012
Through February 4, 2013
Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972
Through January 28, 2013
Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde
Through February 25, 2013
Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925
Through April 15, 2013
* Also, consult the post 25 Things To Do Near the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for nearby explorations.

The Morgan 
Dürer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich
Through January 6, 2013
Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters
Through January 27, 2013
Fantasy and Invention: Rosso Fiorentino and Sixteenth-Century Florentine Drawing
Through February 3, 2013
Read more about the renovated McKim Building at the post Mr. Morgan's Library.

• From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012
Through January 21, 2013

permanent exhibitions on view

John Cage: The Sight of Silence
Through January 13, 2013
Her Own Style: An Artist's Eye
Through January 13, 2013

• Ferdinand Hodler: View to Infinity
Through January 7, 2013
Read more about the museum at the post, A Visit to the Neue Galerie.

Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989
Through January 6, 2013
Haroon Mirza: Preoccupied Waveforms
Through January 6, 2013
Judith Bernstein: HARD
Through January 20, 2013
Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos
Through January 13, 2013

Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School
Through February 21, 2013
Through May 27, 2013
John Rogers: American Stories
Through February 18, 2013
The Landmarks of New York
Through February 18, 2013

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The NYPL maintains an extensive exhibition program, so check the library's website page for what's on display at the various branches.
• Lunch Hour NYC
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (main library)
Through February 17, 2013

Hammer, Chisel, Drill: Noguchi's Studio Practice
Through April 28, 2013
Read more about the museum at the post, A Sunday Ride to the Noguchi Museum.

• Ada Bobonis: Stages, Mountains, Water
Through January 6, 2013
• CARIBBEAN: Crossroads of the World
Through January 6, 2013
collaboration organized by El Museo del Barrio with the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem (all three venues)

• Candid: Homai Vyarawalla
Through January 14, 2013
• The Black Hat Eccentric
Through February 11, 2013
The Place of Provenance
Through March 5, 2013
Modernist Art from India
Through April 29, 2013

The Studio Museum in Harlem

• Galleries include a variety of exhibitions. Admission includes Fulton Street galleries and the ship Ambrose at Pier 16.
* Read more about the South Street Seaport Museum in the post Views for the Porthole: A Visit to the South Street Seaport.

Fore (group exhibition)
Through March 10, 2013
Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967
Through March 10, 2013

Wade Guyton OS
Through January 13, 2013
Richard Artschwager!
Through February 3, 2013
Trisha Baga: Plymouth Rock 2
now open
• Sinister Pop
now open

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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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