At New York City Museums: A Selection of Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

(updated September 2016) Visiting New York City would be incomplete without a museum visit. Below please find a list of continuing exhibitions at major New York City museums as well as the dates of upcoming openings. The list is not comprehensive so please check with individual venues (links included).

New York City Museum Exhibitions

Upcoming exhibitions are noted in bold type. This list will be updated to reflect changes in the exhibition calendar.

American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Ave. at 66th Street:
Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett
Through September 18, 2016
Once Something Has Lived It Can Never Really Die
Through September 18, 2016

American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West and 79th St.):
Countdown to Zero
Through January 2, 2017
Opulent Oceans
• The Titanosaur
Through January 1, 2020
Dinosaurs Among Us
Through January 2, 2017

Asia Society Museum (725 Park Avenue at 70th Street):

In and Out of Context: Asia Society Celebrates the Collections at 60
Through January 8, 2017

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street:

• The Bronx Museum Community Mural at Bronx Terminal MarketOngoing
• FLOW.16

Through November 2016

Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present
Through January 8, 2017
Beverly Buchanan—Ruins and Rituals
October 21, 2016–March 5, 2017
Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty
November 4, 2016–April 2, 2017 

(partial list below)
Thom Browne Selects
Through October 23, 2016
Hewitt Sisters Collect
Read more about the Cooper-Hewitt in the post, A Walk by Design: The Cooper-Hewitt and A stroll in Central Park.

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Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France
Through October 2, 2016
Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection
Through April 2, 2017
Cagnacci’s “Repentant Magdalene”: An Italian Baroque Masterpiece from the Norton Simon Museum
October 25, 2016-January 22, 2017
Read more about The Frick Collection at the post, The Frick Collection at 75: Plain Citizens in a Rich Man's Home.

• But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa
Through October 5, 2016

Agnes Martin
October 7, 2016-January 11, 2017

A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian House and Pavilion

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

Now open at new location, 250 Bowery.
Public, Private, Secret
Through January 8, 2017  

John Singer Sargent, Mrs. Carl Meyer and her Children, 1896. Oil on canvas. Tate: Bequeathed by Adèle, Lady Meyer 1930, with a life interest for her son and grandson and presented in 2005 in celebration of the lives of Sir Anthony and Lady Barbadee Meyer, accessioned 2009. At the Jewish Museum September 16, 2016-February 5, 2017

• Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Beatriz Milhazes
Through October 23, 2016
• John Singer Sargent’s Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children

Through February 5, 2017 (image above)
• Take Me (I’m Yours)

Through February 5, 2017
• Masterpieces & Curiosities: Memphis Does Hanukkah

Through February 12, 2017
• The Television Project: You Don’t Have to Be Jewish

Through February 12, 2017
Atmosphere for Enjoyment: Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound
Through September 25, 2016
Bent, Cast & Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia
Through September 25, 2016

(a partial selection of many exhibitions at the Met)
• Cornelia Parker: Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) 
Through October 31, 2016  Roof Garden 
Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven
September 26, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant
October 6, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio
October 7, 2016 - January 16, 2017
Max Beckman in New York
October 19, 2016 - February 20, 2017

The Met Breuer, Madison Avenue and 75th St:
• Diane Arbus: In the Beginning
Through November 27, 2016

(a selection below)
• Bruce Connor: It's All True
Through October 2, 2016
From the Collection: 1960–1969
Through March 12, 2017
Teiji Furuhashi: Lovers
Through February 12, 2017
Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
Through February 12, 2017
Tony Oursler: Imponderable
Through January 2, 2017
Back in Time with Time-Based Works: Artists’ Books at Franklin Furnace, 1976–1980
Through January 8, 2017
Kai Althoff: and then leave me to the common swifts
(und dann überlasst mich den Mauerseglern)
Through January 22, 2017
Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito
September 23 – October 30, 2016
Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter
October 1, 2016 – January 22, 2017
How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior
October 1, 2016 – April 23, 2017
The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel
October 29, 2016 – May 7, 2017
Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction
November 21, 2016 – March 19, 2017

* Also, consult the post 25 Things To Do Near the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for nearby explorations.

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Jean Dubuffet, L’Arnaque (The Swindle), June 2, 1962, Gouache. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the Stephen Hahn Family Collection, 1995. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. At the Morgan Library and Museum. September 30, 2016-January 2, 2017.
Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will
Through January 2, 2017
Hans Memling: Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece
Through January 8, 2017
Read more about the McKim Building at the post Mr. Morgan's Library.
Dubuffet Drawings, 1935–1962
September 30, 2016 - January 2, 2017 (image above)
Word and Image: Martin Luther's Reformation
October 7, 2016 - January 22, 2017

• info coming soon

National Academy Museum, 1083 Fifth Avenue:
Note: The museum has closed and is searching for a new location. See website.

Selections from the Permanent Collection
Through September 19, 2016
Read more about the museum at the post, A Visit to the Neue Galerie.

The Keeper
Through September 25, 2016

Picasso's "Le Tricorne"
The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems
Through September 25, 2016

New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx:
•  info coming soon
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue:
• see exhibition info on NYPL website

Highlights from the Collection: Design Into Art
now open

• info coming soon

• info coming soon

• info coming soon

Whitney Museum of American Art99 Gansevoort Street: 
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection
Apr 2, 2016 –
Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Before Now After (Mama, Mummy and Mamma)
Nov 23, 2015 –
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing
Through Sept 25, 2016
Virginia Overton: Sculpture Gardens
June 10, 2016 –
Danny Lyon: Message to the Future
Through Sept 25, 2016

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 home pages.

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