Jan 6, 2013

Museum Exhibitions in New York City, Winter 2013, with Openings in January, February, and March

Click here for the updated Spring 2013 list, with openings in April, May, and June.

Residents and visitors can look forward to several new exhibitions at New York museums during the winter season. 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 many of the upcoming openings at area museums. This list includes openings in January, February, and March 2013 and will be regularly updated throughout the season.

Selected Winter Highlights at New York Museums 

• International Center of Photography. Roman Vishniac Rediscovered
Through May 5, 2013
Working for the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the world's largest Jewish relief organization from 1935–38, Roman Vishniac (1897–1990) created the most extensive photographic record of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. In addition to representative works from this period, the ICP exhibition follows the photographer's career from the early 1920s through the 1950s. Another exhibition, We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933–1956 by Chim, will run concurrently.

Roman Vishniac, [Interior of the Anhalter Bahnhof, a railway terminus near Potsdamer Platz, Berlin], late 1920s–early 1930s. © Mara Vishniac Kohn. Courtesy International Center of Photography.

• Morgan Library and Museum. Drawing Surrealism
Through April 21, 2013
The Morgan will present the first New York exhibition to explore the central role drawing played in surrealist art. The show features more than 160 works on paper by 70 artists from 15 countries.

Francis Picabia (1879-1953)
Olga, 1930
Graphite pencil and crayon on paper
Bequest of Mme Lucienne Rosenberg 1995
CNAC/MNAM/Dist.RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource
@2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 



• The Frick Collection. Piero della Francesca in America
Through May 19, 2013
The first monographic exhibition in the United States dedicated to Piero della Francesca (1411/13–1492) brings together seven works by the master of the early Italian Renaissance.

Piero della Francesca (c. 1411/13–1492), Madonna and Child Attended by Angels, c. 1470s, oil (and tempera?) on wood transferred from panel, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

• Guggenheim Museum. Gutai: Splendid Playground
Through May 8, 2013
The Guggenheim will open the first U.S. museum retrospective exhibition ever devoted to Gutai, the most influential artists collective and artistic movement in postwar Japan and among the most important international avant-garde movements of the 1950s and 1960s.

Saburo Murakami, Passing through, 1956. © Makiko Murakami and the former members of the Gutai Art Association, courtesy Museum of Osaka University

• MoMA. Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light
Through August 13, 2013
The museum offers a critical reevaluation of a leading figure in modernist photography, including a closer look at the photographer's role in shaping our understanding of British life in the middle of the 20th century.

Bill Brandt. Bombed Regency Staircase, Upper Brook Street, Mayfair. c. 1942. Gelatin silver print, 9 x 7 5/8" (22.8 x 19.4 cm). Acquired through the generosity of Clarissa A. Bronfman

Winter 2013 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:
• Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed
Through May 26, 2013
• Women’s Studies
Through May 26, 2013
Featuring the work of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Paul D. Humphrey, Nellie Mae Rowe, and Inez Nathaniel Walker

• exhibits include Journey to the Stars; Spider's Alive!, and more.
• The Butterfly Conservatory
Through May 28, 2013
• Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture
Through August 11, 2013

Brooklyn Museum
• The Artful Recluse: Painting, Poetry, and Politics in 17th-Century China
Through June 2, 2013
• Patronage and Power: Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection
Through August 4, 2013

• Bronx Lab — Style Wars
Through June 2, 2013

• Raw/Cooked: Marela Zacarias
Through April 28, 2013
• Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui 
Through August 4, 2013
• Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum 
Through May 26, 2013
• “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts
Through September 15, 2013
• Käthe Kollwitz: Prints from the "War" and "Death" Portfolios
Through September 15, 2013
• LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital
Through August 11, 2013

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

Giosetta Fioroni: L’Argento
April 5-June 2, 2013

• superreal: alternative realities in photography and video
Through May 19, 2013
The Frick Collection

• Piero della Francesca in America
Through May 19, 2013
• The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and Prints from the Clark
Through June 16, 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
Through April 16, 2013

Guggenheim Museu
• Kandinsky 1911–1913
Through April 25, 2013
• Zarina: Paper Like Skin
Through April 21, 2013
• No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia
Through May 22, 2013
• Gutai: Splendid Playground
Through May 8, 2013
• The Hugo Boss Prize 2012: Danh Vo
Through May 27, 2013

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

• Roman Vishniac Rediscovered
Through May 5, 2013
• We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933–1956 by Chim
Through May 5, 2013

• As it were ... So to speak: A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom
Through August 4, 2013

• After the Museum: The Home Front 2013
Through May 26, 2013
• Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design
Through June 16, 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
• The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785–1850
Through April 21, 2013
• Plain or Fancy?: Restraint and Exuberance in the Decorative Arts
Through August 18, 2013
• Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
Through May 27, 2013

(a selection below)
• Performing Histories: Live Artworks Examining the Past
Through May 25, 2013
• Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925
Through April 15, 2013
• Projects 99: Meiro Koizumi
Through May 6, 2013
• Abstract Generation: Now in Print
Through June 24, 2013
• Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth
Through June 24, 2013
• Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light
Through August 13, 2013
* Also, consult the post 25 Things To Do Near the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for nearby explorations.

The Morgan 
• Treasures from the Vault
Through May 5, 2013
• Drawing Surrealism
Through April 21, 2013
• Marcel Proust and Swann's Way: 100th Anniversary
Through April 28, 2013
• Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando
Through May 12, 2013
Read more about the renovated McKim Building at the post Mr. Morgan's Library.

• Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers
Opens January 23, 2013
• Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s
Through March 31, 2013
• Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced
Opened March 22, 2013

• permanent and temporary exhibitions on view

• Seismic Shifts: 10 Visionaries in Contemporary Art and Architecture
Through May 5, 2013
• The 2013 Annual
Through May 5, 2013

• German Expressionism 1900-1930: Masterpieces from the Neue Galerie Collection
Through April 22, 2013
Read more about the museum at the post, A Visit to the Neue Galerie.

• NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
Through May 26, 2013

• WWII & NYC
Through May 27, 2013
• The Dream Continues: Photographs of Martin Luther King Murals by Vergara
Through May 5, 2013
• Audubon’s Aviary: Part I of the Complete Flock
Through May 19, 2013

stairs, New Museum
The NYPL maintains an extensive exhibition program, so check the library's website page for what's on display at the various branches.

• 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.

• The Rising Phoenix: A Dialogue Between Modern and Contemporary Indian Art (working title)
Through May 12, 2014 (tentative)

• Modernist Art from India
Through April 29, 2013
• Living Shrines of Uyghur China
Through July 8, 2013

The Studio Museum in Harlem

• Galleries include a variety of exhibitions.
* Read more about the South Street Seaport Museum in the post Views for the Porthole: A Visit to the South Street Seaport.

David Hartt: Stray Light
March 28-June 30, 2013
Fred Wilson: Local Color
March 28-June 30, 2013
Mendi + Keith Obadike: American Cypher
March 28-June 30, 2013
Ayé A. Aton: Space-Time Continuum
March 28-June 30, 2013
Brothers and Sisters
March 28-June 30, 2013
Harlem Postcards Spring 2013: Alex Da Corte, Ugo Rondinone, Jumoke Sanwo, Letha Wilson
March 28-June 30, 2013


• Trisha Baga: Plymouth Rock 2
now open
• Sinister Pop
now open
• Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective
Through June 2, 2013
• Blues for Smoke
Through April 28, 2013


Images of museum buildings 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.

1 comment:

Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

Teri, these posts always fill me with delicious longing for New York. Thank you. I think.