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

This list is no longer updated. Please see Summer 2017 exhibitions.

(updated May 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).

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…

Passages: Inside the PATH West Concourse at One World Trade Center, and Beyond

Updates:
March 4, 2016. Please see the post, The World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens: Into the Oculus, for information and images of the grand hall.
November 27, 2016. From the Atrium to the Oculus: 5 Places to Look Up in Lower Manhattan.

For a taste of New York City in the near future, I recommend a walk through the new West Concourse of the PATH station at One World Trade Center.


The concourse constitutes one of the first open sections of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, a multi-use complex built by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and designed by Santiago Calatrava. The most prominent above-ground features of the hub are its big combed white wings, poised at angles upward as if to take flight. The white ribbed wings are hard to miss from nearby streets in Lower Manhattan.

Enter the PATH station on Vesey Street near the bustling intersection where Greenwich Street and West Broadway converge. On the right, the shimmering One World Trade Center soars i…

East Side to West Side: A Spring Walk in New York's Central Park

A funny conversation to have with either a West Side resident of Manhattan or an East Sider is how little they visit the other territory. Ask a West Sider about life east of Lexington Avenue or an East Sider about what happens on Columbus Avenue and then watch the puzzled look come over their face. It's understandable. For those of us who live here, we tend to stay within the neighborhood, whether for shopping or dining or entertainment. Venturing to the other side usually means a doctor's appointment, and it's a hassle figuring out how to get there.


This is by way of saying that Central Park is the great convener, providing the common ground for the two storied sides of the island to mull about together.

A Walk by Design: The Cooper Hewitt and a Stroll in Central Park

This walk of about 1.5 miles encompasses parts of the Carnegie Hill neighborhood on the Upper East Side, a visit to the renovated Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum on E. 91st St. and 5th Avenue, and a stroll in Central Park around the southern rim of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. The walk begins and ends at subway stops, stretching from the Upper East Side to the Upper West Side. See map following post.


Don't rush the streets of the East 90s, especially in spring.