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

(updated April 24, 2017) 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).

At the Museum of the City of New York  - Bowery at Night, c. 1895. Watercolor by William Louis Sonntag, Jr. Museum of the City of New York, 32.275.2

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:
Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974)
Through August 20, 2017
• Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible

Through August 20, 2017

American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West and 79th St.):
• The Titanosaur
Through January 1, 2020

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

Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia 
Through June 4, 2017

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

• The Bronx Museum Community Mural at Bronx Terminal Market

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern
Through July 23, 2017  

(partial list below)
The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s
Through August 20, 2017
Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection
Through August 27, 2017
The World of Radio
Through September 24, 2017 

Read more about the Cooper-Hewitt in the post, A Walk by Design: The Cooper-Hewitt and A stroll in Central Park.

At the Frick Collection (opens February 23, 2017) J. M. W. Turner, Cologne: The Arrival of a Packet-Boat: Evening, exhibited 1826, oil on canvas, 66 3/8 x 88 ¼ inches, The Frick Collection, New York; photo: Michael Bodycomb

Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street:
Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time
Through May 14, 2017 
Read more about The Frick Collection at the post, The Frick Collection at 75: Plain Citizens in a Rich Man's Home.

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim
Through September 6, 2017 
Jackson Pollock: Exploring Alchemy
Through September 6, 2017

Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change
Through May 7, 2017

• The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin
Through August 6, 2017
Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story
Through August 6, 2017
fashion after Fashion
Through August 6, 2017

View of entrance to the exhibit, Seurat's Circus Slideshow, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through May 29, 2017.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue:
(a partial selection of many exhibitions at the Met)
• Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance
Through October 29, 2017 Roof Garden Commission
• The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers
Through May 21, 2017
• Seurat's Circus Slideshow

 Through May 29, 2017
Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)
Through July 16, 2017
Irving Penn Centennial
Through July 30, 2017

The Met Breuer, Madison Avenue and 75th St:
Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space
Through May 7, 2017
Marsden Hartley's Maine
Through June 18, 2017
Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms
Through July 23, 2017

(a selection below)
The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel
Through May 7, 2017
Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction
Through August 13
Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection
Through July 30
Making Faces: Images of Exploitation and Empowerment in Cinema
Through April 30
April 30–July 30, 2017
Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends
May 21–September 17, 2017
* Also, consult the post 25 Things To Do Near the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for nearby explorations.

• Projects 105: Cinthia Marcelle 
Through September 4

I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Through May 21, 2017 

Delirium: The Art of the Symbolist Book
Through May 14, 2017
Read more about the McKim Building at the post Mr. Morgan's Library.
New York at Its Core: 400 Years of NYC History
A City Seen: Todd Webb’s Postwar New York, 1945-1960Through September 4, 2017

Museum of the Moving Image, 35 Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria:
• info coming soon
• Alexei Jawlensky 
Through May 29, 2017
• Austrian Masterworks from the Neue Galerie New York

Through September 25, 2017
Read more about the museum at the post, A Visit to the Neue Galerie.

Carol Rama: Antobodies
April 26 -September 10, 2017 
Tattooed New York
Through April 30, 2017
Saving Washington
Through July 30, 2017
A Hudson River School Legacy: The Newman Bequest and Other Gifts
Through June 4, 2017

New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx:
Through October 29, 2017
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue:
• see exhibition info on NYPL website

Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center
Through January 7, 2018

• Commonwealth: Water for All
Through July 30, 2017

• Gateway to Himalayan Art
Through June 27, 2017
• Sacred Spaces: Himalayan Wind and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room

Through June 5, 2017

Through July 2, 2017

Whitney Museum of American Art99 Gansevoort Street:
Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s
Through May 14, 2017
Whitney Biennial 2017
Through June 11, 2017 

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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