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  • Goblet Base, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Relative Values
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    Relative Values

    The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissance

    closes 28 February 2021

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    You will have fun at this exhibit, which seeks to explain how 16th-century Europeans practically valued work we now consider priceless. To adjust for the variations of currency and economic assets, Relative Value attaches a contemporary price to each piece in the exhibit expressed in a number of cows. It is much more than a joke; it is educational to see how economic changes impact art.

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art In Praise of Painting Angel and Woman Detail
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    In Praise of Painting

    Dutch Masterpieces at the Met

    closes 04 October

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    As a result of the Met's European Paintings galleries continued renovation, many core pieces of the permanent collection are not on display. This exhibit puts some of those highlights back on display with a look at the ever-popular Golden Age of Dutch paintings from the 17th-century headlining Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and more.

  • Stanley Kubrick 7fb0ea S, Museum of the Moving Image
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    Envisioning 2001

    Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey

    closes 19 July

    Museum of the Moving Image

    For six months, the MoMI will host this detailed exhibition examining all aspects of the seminal film 2001: A Space Odyssey by director Stanley Kubrick. In addition to original artifacts from the film, as well as an exhaustive look at Kubrick's early influences, the museum hosts an ongoing series of screenings and lectures.

  • Celebrating The Year Of The Rat 628a S, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    Celebrating the Year of the Rat

    closes 23 July

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The smallest exhibit currently on display at the Met celebrates the Chinese Zodiac and 2020 as the Year of the Rat. The museum has gathered together carvings and sculptures of rigs, together with the other eleven animals of the Chinese Zodiac, many of which date to the 1st- and 2nd-centuries. The most charming piece is an 18th-century porcelain statue of an anthropomorphized rat in colorful traditional garb.

  • 3a4fdbbf S, New York Public Library
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    All This Mine Alone

    Lady Gregory and the Irish Literary Revival

    closes 01 August

    New York Public Library

    Lady Augusta Gregory is the overdue subject of this fascinating exhibit at the New York Public Library. Lady Gregory was long known as an important patron of Irish writers and playwrights, including W.B. Yeats. This exhibit gathers her journals, manuscripts, and letters which show her gradual conversion to the cause of Irish Nationalism and friendship with Theodore Roosevelt. As her recent biographer wrote, "Lady Gregory is one of the architects of modern Ireland."

  • Measure Your Existence 84b S, Rubin Museum of Art
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    Measure Your Existence

    closes 10 August

    Rubin Museum of Art

    The range of the Rubin's mission is on full display with Measure Your Existence. After wandering through galleries filled with millennia-old masterpieces, journey to the top floor and participate in some of the most interesting contemporary installations of the year. Six contemporary artists contributed works to this show, built around the theme of impermanence. Take a piece of candy off the floor. Write a deceased loved-one a letter. Watch a man punch a clock once an hour for a year. Plan on coming back again to see the works as they change through interaction.

  • Aesthetic Splendors 594cd S, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    Aesthetic Splendors

    Highlights from the Gift of Barrie and Deedee Wigmore

    closes 16 August

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    This gorgeous collection of furniture, jewelry, paintings, and other decorative arts celebrates another of the recent gifts received by the Met in celebration of its 150th anniversary. Barrie and Deedee Wigmore donated these pristine examples of the American Aesthetic movement, which celebrated art for art's sake. The sensual, ornamented tables, wardrobes, and ironwork showcase the movement's preference for beauty over utility.

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    It's Yours

    Jose Parla

    closes 16 August

    Bronx Museum of the Arts

    Jose Parla's first solo museum exhibit is appropriately hosted at the Bronx Museum. Though born in Miami, Parla's first moved to the Bronx when relocating to New York City. His abstract paintings made of multiple layers of paint recall the large murals he painted in Miami under the name "Ease." This is a beautiful collection of work perfectly harmonious with the goals of the Bronx Museum.

  • Cc24e S, Museum of Jewish Heritage
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    Ordinary Treasures

    Highlights from the Museum of Jewish Heritage

    closes 16 August

    Museum of Jewish Heritage

    The individual impact of the Holocaust is often lost in the magnitude of the tragedy. The numbers and statistics do not capture the daily, personal horrors of Nazi persecution. This exhibit brings the individual impact to the forefront, celebrating objects treasured by individuals who suffered during the Holocaust. From homemade greeting cards written in the Ghetto to Torah scrolls hidden from destruction, the stories of individuals are made real through their treasures.

  • Bill Graham And The Rock And Roll Revolution 90948eaa S, New-York Historical Society
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    Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

    closes 23 August

    New-York Historical Society

    The New-York Historical Society hosts what will be one of the must-see exhibitions of the summer. Get tickets soon (or hit the museum early in the day) as this is a crowd-pleaser. Bill Graham was one of the most influential rock-and-roll promoters in history. Graham fled Nazi Germany as a boy and went on to promote concerts featuring such acts as The Grateful Dead, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, and The Rolling Stones. This exhibit traces his long and influential life through the musicians and celebrities with whom Graham worked. Pick up the audio guide for a unique gallery experience.

  • Composition For Idlewild Airport 77ccb S, Noguchi Museum
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    Composition for Idlewild Airport

    closes 23 August

    Noguchi Museum

    Idlewild Airport (now known as JFK) invited contemporary artists from across America to submit designs for a monumental sculpture as part of the construction of a new International Arrivals Building in 1956. Isamu Noguchi submitted a proposal for a large column. While not selected, the proposed artwork is impressive, as cataloged in this fascinating exhibit.

  • The Sculptor And The Ashtray 0a6d S, Noguchi Museum
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    The Sculptor and the Ashtray

    closes 23 August

    Noguchi Museum

    Among Isamu Noguchi's many projects was an ongoing effort to design the perfect ashtray. While uncommon in contemporary America, at the height of Noguchi's career in the 40s and 50s the ashtray was central to American society. This exhibit looks at Noguchi's various designs from a wide selection of materials and motivations. With few designers working in the medium of ashtrays today, it is truly a unique look back at a design challenge.

  • Who We Are 1f432b S, Museum of the City of New York
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    Who We Are

    Visualizing New York by the Numbers

    closes 23 August

    Museum of the City of New York

    2020 is a year of the census. Unsurprisingly, New York City, with 8.5 million people, will again be the largest city in the nation. But beyond that number, what else do we know about the New York population? Where do they come from? Where do they live? This exhibition is at the Avant-Garde of data visualization, demonstrating the way modern technology allows us to slice and splice these numbers.

  • 17e S, Museum of Jewish Heritage
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    Auschwitz

    Not Long Ago. Not Far Away

    closes 30 August

    Museum of Jewish Heritage

    Over the next seven years, this exhibition of artifacts from the Holocaust's most infamous extermination camp will travel to 14 cities in Europe and North America. Appropriately, during its time in New York, the Museum of Jewish Heritage will play host to this timely and sobering exhibition. With objects borrowed from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, US Holocaust Memorial Museum and Israel's Yad Vashem, this exhibition demonstrates that we are a few short decades removed from the horrors of Auschwitz.

  • Sita And Rama 1ff S, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    Sita and Rama

    The Ramayana in Indian Painting

    closes 30 August

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Sanscript epic Ramayana inspired South Asian artists in the same way Homeric epics inspired painters and sculptors in Europe. This small exhibit gathers almost 30 paintings by a variety of artists, each depicting major scenes from the sprawling story. Even if you are not familiar with the story, the detailed paintings and textiles will delight and inspire lovers of north Indian art.

  • Collectors Collections Bc5f S, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    Labyrinth

    Edie Fake

    closes 13 September

    Drawing Center

    The Drawing Center maintains one of the best gallery stairwells in the city, with rotating installations of unique, site-specific work. This year, the commission was given to Edie Fake, a Chicago-based artist working in the fields of fantastical architecture. Fake's work is centered around metaphors of LGBTQ+ space and identity and this installation honors the Labyrinth Foundation which worked with trans men in Chicago in the 1960s. Take time to explore the elaborate installation.

  • Ahmadi Breyer P Orridge Sherpa 2bcf6af S, Rubin Museum of Art
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    Shrine Room Projects

    Shiva Ahmadi / Genesis Breyer

    closes 14 September

    Rubin Museum of Art

    This season the Rubin presents the work of three artists lining the way to the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room. This rotating series invites contemporary artists to contribute work harmonious with the Shrine room. Tehran-born Shiva Ahmadi contributed videos referencing the plight of refugees. Genesis Breyer P-Orridge invites visitors to shake his hand (actually a bronze cast of his own arm), reminding them that "wisdom can only be passed by the touching of hands." Nepalese artist Tsherin Sherpa built a striking memorial to the loss suffered in Nepal in the 2015 earthquake.

  • Kyoto Capital Of Artistic Imagination 08c972ab S, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    Kyoto

    Capital of Artistic Imagination

    closes 20 September

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Japanese city of Kyoto was the political and cultural center of Japan until the 19th century. Spurned by the patronage of the political and economic elite of classical Japan, artists of the Golden Age produced some of the most beautiful pieces of work to come out of the country. This exhibit revisits Kyoto as a seat of power, highlighting the masterpieces produced in the vibrant metropolis.

  • Faces Of The Crimean Tatar Deportation 0dbad1f S, Ukrainian Museum
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    Faces of the Crimean Tatar Deportation

    75 Years Later

    closes 30 September

    Ukrainian Museum

    Crimean Tatars are an ethnic group considered the indigenous people of Crimea. After suffering centuries of invasion and occupation, in May of 1944, the entire Tatar population--over 180,000 people--was forcibly exiled to Central Asia. Artist Zarema Yaliboylu revisits the lasting impact of this Stalinist crime. Combining contemporary portraits and stories of those who survived the exile, the artist shows the individual impact of large-scale tragedy.

  • D787492d S, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
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    Kamikaze

    Beyond the Fire

    closes 03 October

    Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

    During its World War II service the USS Intrepid was repeatedly attacked by kamikaze pilots. 88 crew members died in these attacks. This exhibition looks at this unique form of warfare with interviews from both sides of the conflict, together with a multimedia installation looking at a particularly deadly attack on November 25, 1944.

  • 07a5cbd S, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
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    Navy Cakes

    A Slice of History

    closes 03 October

    Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

    At the opposite end of the spectrum from the Kamikaze installation, this charming exhibit explores the long naval tradition of baking cakes on board. What may sound simple is here shown to be a complex logistical feat: combining hundreds of pounds of ingredients in limited space aboard a moving vessel in order to feed an entire crew. Possibly the only current exhibit in New York that provides recipes.

  • Subversion And The Art Of Slavery Abolition 7f93bf S, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
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    Subversion & The Art of Slavery Abolition

    closes 05 December

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    This epic exhibition takes a detailed look at "abolitionist art." Studies of the Abolition movement in America and Great Britain look primarily at the political and economic efforts of the abolitionists and enslaved persons. However, much more intimate efforts were made to promote abolitionist ideas through artistic and cultural means. This exhibit gathers a wide variety an anti-slavery artwork, poetry, music, and pamphlets that helped spread the cause in the nineteenth century.

  • A Conversation 0014b S, Ukrainian Museum
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    A Conversation

    Installation by Vlodko Kaufman

    closes 31 December

    Ukrainian Museum

    Tucked into the basement of the Ukrainian Museum is this poignant installation from Vlodko Kaufman. For five years the artist has been sketching the faces of anonymous soldiers on whatever scraps of paper come his way: receipts, train tickets, or menus. The result is thousands of sketches lining the walls, commenting on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

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    A History of the Bronx Latino

    closes 31 December

    Valentine-Varian House

    The Museum of Bronx History has installed a long-running look at the history of the Latin American community in this diverse community. While the increase in Latino residents of the Bronx began during the mid-twentieth century, Latinos have lived and worked in the Bronx as far back as the early 19th century. This exhibit presents historic photographs tracing the rise of the vibrant Bronx community over the past two centuries.

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    Alexander Archipenko

    Selected Works

    closes 31 December

    Ukrainian Museum

    The artist Alexander Archipenko is a long-time favorite of the Ukrainian Museum and has been featured in a variety of exhibits since the museum's 2005 founding. This small exhibit only features a handful of the artist's work, but given his impact on Modern Art and his association with the Ukrainian avant-garde, the museum should always have some of his work on display.

  • Collection New Yorks Stories 1c760d S, Museum of the City of New York
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    Collecting New York's Stories

    Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious

    closes 31 December

    Museum of the City of New York

    The Museum of the City of New York continues to add to its vast collection, particularly in the area of photography. This long-running exhibit showcases recent additions to the collection. The main gallery is filled with contemporary photography, including works by Harvey Want and Bruce Davidson. The supplemental gallery adds posters, fashion, and historic objects related to the history of New York. This is a perfect fit for the museum and pairs well with the core story.

  • Reimagining The Cel 039ef S, Museum of the Moving Image
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    Reimagining the Cel

    Experiments in Animation from the 1980s

    closes 31 December

    Museum of the Moving Image

    In the museum's smalls, open screening area, 25-minutes of abstract animation play on a loop. Three films, the 3-minute The Case of the Spiral Staircase, the 10-minute The Ravishing of Frank N. Stein, and the 11-minute Feng Huang, look back at some of the last experiments in cel animation before the digital revolution. Take a break from the museum and enjoy these abstract works.

  • Chinese Painting And Calligraphy Up Close 67a6951a S, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Up Close

    closes 03 January 2021

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    A significant part of the Asian Art wing at the Met is devoted to an up-close look at the ancient patterns and practices of Chinese calligraphy. Primarily drawn from the Met's own collection, the exhibit features macro-lens photographs highlighting instructive details of the works on display. Come discover the hidden insights revealed by a closer look at these masterworks.

  • Arte Del Mar 7fb5a S, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    Arte del mar

    Artistic Exchange in the Caribbean

    closes 10 January 2021

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    This exhibit at the heart of the Met's Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas department explores the unique artistic contributions resulting from early cultural exchanges among the various Tiano cultures of the Carribean. Supplemented by descriptions by early Spanish colonists, this unique collection is a fascinating look at pre-Columbian politics and art.

  • Rayyane Tabet Alien Property 4e064aed S, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    Alien Property

    Rayyane Tabet

    closes 18 January 2021

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    What makes Rayyane Tabet's small exhibit so interesting is the fascinating story of war, politics, and espionage told through the installation. Settled into the Assyrian Room at the Met, supplementing the reliefs rather than distracting from them, is a passionate story of ancient art extracted from Syria by Germans and later destroyed during World War II or ceded to Allies as part of the Alien Property Custodian Act. You will continue thinking about this exhibit and its lessons long after your visit.

  • New Yorks Got Game 308f S, Museum of the City of New York
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    City/Game

    Basketball in New York

    closes 18 January 2021

    Museum of the City of New York

    As one commentator in the accompanying video states, "New York City didn't birth the game, but we raised it." While the Knicks, Nets, nor Liberty may be overly impressive this year, New York is a city of basketball. An urban sport for a population without vast green fields, basketball has been everpresent in New York since its earliest days. This exhibit looks at the city's relationship with basketball from streetball to Linsanity.

  • Stories In Jewelry B00c11b S, Museum of Arts and Design
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    45 Stories in Jewelry

    closes 24 January 2021

    Museum of Arts and Design

    This exhibition will expand your definition of jewelry. MAD has long featured jewelry as a core part of its mission, but exhibits tend to look at the styles of previous generations. This exhibition brings together 45 contemporary artists who are redefining what can be considered jewelry for a new generation. The exhibition features pieces inspired by social protest, the space age, and a digital world.

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    Revealed

    The Hunt for Bin Laden

    closes 31 May 2021

    National September 11 Memorial and Museum

    In preparation for the ten year anniversary of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden the museum has installed a detailed exhibition exploring the decade-long manhunt. Artifacts from the operation, including the scale model of bin Laden's compound used to brief President Obama, are supplemented by interviews with members of the intelligence and military communities who participated in the search.

  • 4b3706bd S, National Museum of the American Indian
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    Stretching the Canvas

    Eight Decades of Native Painting

    closes 03 October 2021

    National Museum of the American Indian

    This sprawling, long-running exhibition features work from 29 contemporary artists and seeks to explore what constitutes contemporary Native Art. While traditional Native motifs such as canoes and textile patterns are present, the works are decidedly modern, incorporating contemporary issues such as refugees and climate change. Artists are members of tribes from around the continent, including the Navajo, the Cherokee Nation, and the Crow. The exhibition rotates the pieces, so plan on returning.

  • Creatures From The Land Of Thra 1381fcfc S, Museum of the Moving Image
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    Creatures from the Land of Thra

    Character Design for The Dark Crystal

    closes 31 December 2021

    Museum of the Moving Image

    Continuing with the museum's celebration of Jim Henson, this exhibit features the actual puppets used in the new Netflix film "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance". Marvel at the detail of each figure and follow the design process from early sketches to completion, while remembering the entertainment revolution sparked by Jim Henson.

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    Taking Care of Brooklyn

    Stories of Sickness and Health

    closes 05 June 2022

    Brooklyn Historical Society

    This long-running exhibition--scheduled to be on display until 2022--addresses the history of a very contemporary issue: illness and healthcare in Brooklyn and New York City. With ongoing outbreaks of preventable disease in the city, the exhibit is an excellent reminder of the long struggle to contain and eliminate these diseases over past centuries.

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