May 25, 2015

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

(updated October 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.

Agnes Martin at the Guggenheim, through January 11, 2017. Agnes Martin, Untitled, 1977. Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 9 inches (22.9 x 22.9 cm), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Gift, The American Art Foundation, 1978. © 2016 Agnes Martin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Ave. at 66th Street:
Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America
Through February 26, 2017
the epitaph project
Through February 26, 2017

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
Through March 5, 2017
Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty
November 4, 2016–April 2, 2017 

(partial list below)
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse
Through April 16, 2017
By the People: Designing a Better America
Through February 26, 2017
Energizing the Everyday
Through March 2017

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

• ANTONIO LOPEZ: Future Funk Fashion
Through November 26, 2016
• Figure and Form: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

Through December 4, 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.

Agnes Martin
Through January 11, 2017 

Review on WOTBA
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
Crochet Coral Reef: TOXIC SEAS
Through January 22, 2017
Coille Hooven: Tell It By Heart
Through February 5, 2017  
Chris Antemann: Forbidden Fruit
Through February 5, 2017

(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
Through January 8, 2017
Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant
Through January 8, 2017
Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio
Through January 16, 2017
Max Beckman in New York
Through February 20, 2017

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

(a selection below)
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
Through October 30, 2016
Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter
Through January 22, 2017
How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior
Through 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.

• Rockaway! at Fort Tilden (Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden, New York)Through November 30, 2016
• Sascha Braunig: Shivers
Through March 5, 2017
• Projects 105: Cinthia Marcelle
Through March 5, 2017
Mark Leckey: Containers and Their DriversThrough March 5, 2017

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
Through January 2, 2017 (image above)
Word and Image: Martin Luther's Reformation
Through January 22, 2017

• Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York
Through February 26, 2017

Museum of the Moving Image, 35 Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria
• Arcade Classics: Video Games from the CollectionThrough October 30, 2016
• To the Moon and Beyond: Graphic Films and the Inception of 2001: A Space Odyssey
Through November 13, 2016

Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age, 1900–1918
Through January 16, 2017

Masterworks from the Neue Galerie New York
Through January 16, 2017 

Read more about the museum at the post, A Visit to the Neue Galerie.

Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest
October 26, 2016 - January 15, 2017
The Battle of Brooklyn
Through January 08, 2017
Campaigning for the Presidency, 1960-1972: Selections from the Museum of Democracy
Through November 27, 2016
Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
October 28, 2016 - February 26, 2017
The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World
October 28, 2016 - February 26, 2017
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx:
• Scarecrows & Pumpkins
Through October 30, 2016
• Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

Through October 30, 2016
Holiday Train Show

 November 19, 2016 - January 16, 2017
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue:
• see exhibition info on NYPL website

Highlights from the Collection: Design Into Art
now open

• Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art Through February 19, 2017

• Monumental Lhasa: Fortress, Palace, TempleThrough January 9, 2017
• Gateway to Himalayan Art
Through June 27, 2017
• Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual
Through March 27, 2017
Sacred Spaces: Himalayan Wind and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room

November 11, 2016 – June 5, 2017

• info coming soon

Whitney Museum of American Art99 Gansevoort Street: 
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection
Through February 12, 2017
Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight 

Through January 2, 2017
Sophia Al-Maria: Black Friday
Through October 31, 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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