Winter is coming and it’s getting colder by the day. It’s the perfect time to check out new art galleries or exhibits in our favorite museums in New York.
From classic to contemporary, New York City’s art scene is ever changing and full of life. This handy guide will let you know this season’s absolute must-sees for art aficionados in the five boroughs.
The Met Breuer: Contemporary Art
The title of the current exhibit at the Met Breuer says it all; “Delirious: Art at the Limit of Reason.” Some 100 works by 62 artists depict the overall ambiance of distrust after World War I and embrace irrationality. Works by Eva Hesse, Ana Mendieta, and Peter Saul are part of the contemporary exhibit. If you like weird, seemingly random art, this is for you.
Delirious: Art at the Limit of Reason
September 13, 2017 – January 14, 2018
The Met Breuer, 945 Madison Avenue
Suggested admission: $25
Queens Museum: New York As It Could Have Been
The exhibit “Never Built New York” explores our city’s architecture in a hypothetical way. What would it have looked like if turned-down objects had actually been built?
The projects that were once planned, but never made it to completion, range from vain to kind of cool and then back to insane. A floating airport on the Upper West Side, bridges supported by apartment complexes, or a football stadium in the middle of Manhattan are just a few examples. This alternate universe is being depicted through animations, models, and illustrations collated from over 40 archives.
Never Built New York
September 17, 2017 – February 18, 2018
The Queens Museum, New York City Building, Corona
The New Museum: Gender Fluidity
“Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” is just one of five exhibits going on at the New Museum in Manhattan right now, but it’s very intriguing. The exhibition’s purpose is battling gender concepts and opening viewers up to new ideas of the broad spectrum of gender.
The New Museum is the only museum in Manhattan that is dedicated solely to contemporary art and embraces sophisticated, out-of-the-box projects.
Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon
September 27,2017 – January 21, 2018
New Museum, 235 Bowery
The Drawing Center: Cabinet of Horrors
At the Drawing Center, feminist artist Judith Bernstein is displaying her disgust and disrespect for President Donald Trump. Her graphic, sometimes comical, illustrations express her anger towards the president in a graphic, direct way.
The New Yorker has dubbed Bernstein as an “unsung hero to generations of feminists,” recognizing her honest voice and bold style. Bernstein is never shy of commenting on society and politics through her work, beginning in the 1960s with her criticism of the Vietnam war.
Judith Bernstein: Cabinet of Horrors
October 13, 2017 – February 4, 2018
The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, New York
The Met: Rare Works by Michelangelo
If you’re into the classics, check out rare works by Michelangelo Buonarroti at the Met. His contemporaries called Michelangelo “il divino” – the divine one. He is celebrated as one of the most influential artists and thinkers of the 15th century. On display are 133 of his paintings, three marble sculptures, and even his earliest surviving painting.
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer
November 13, 2017 – February 12, 2018
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York
Suggested Admission: $25