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  • Christian Symbols, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis
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    Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis

    closes 07 June

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Met makes clever use of the rough, unpolished space below the Grand Staircase by housing artifacts collected by the museum's own 1908 archaeological team. The site of the dig was the Kharga Oasis in southern Egypt, a stop on Egyptian and Roman trade routes and home to a healthy community of early-Christians. If you can find it, take a quick look.

  • 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.

  • Reclining Buddah, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Children to Immortals
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    Children to Immortals

    Figural Representations in Chinese Art

    closes 05 July

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    This long-running exhibition in the Met's Asian Art collection examines one of the most common subjects for artists from a uniquely Chinese point of view. Artists from nearly every culture represent the human form through any possible medium. But where most cultures focus on accurate representations, Chinese artists seek to capture a person's inner spirit (chuanshen).

  • 482f96cb S, Center for Jewish History
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    Nosotros

    Strengthening Bonds between Jewish and Latino Communities

    closes 31 May

    Center for Jewish History

    In a rare move for the Center, this exhibition features contemporary work by Latinx artists: Juan Bravo, Angel Urrely and Carlos Ayala. The goal of the exhibition is to demonstrate the shared roots of Sephardic Jewish and Latin American communities, as well as to foster improved relationships between them. Bold contemporary paintings from the Cuban and Puerto Rican artists dominate the exhibition and demonstrate the connections between disparate peoples.

  • Masterworks Of Himalayan Art 0ebc893f S, Rubin Museum of Art
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    Masterworks of Himalayan Art

    closes 01 June

    Rubin Museum of Art

    This exhibit is at the core of the Rubin Museum. The Rubin's collection is regularly reshuffled through this exhibition, giving you an overview of the breadth of the museum's holdings. The organization of the exhibit is roughly geographic, focusing on the different regions of Tibet, India, Kashmir, Nepal, and Mongolia. Many of the pieces date as far back as the 12th and 13th centuries. Start first at the Gateway to Himalayan Art exhibit to help understand the masterworks on display here.

  • Gateway To Himalayan Art 0beccb3b S, Rubin Museum of Art
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    Gateway to Himalayan Art

    closes 08 June

    Rubin Museum of Art

    In many ways, this is the most important exhibition in the museum. Himalayan Art is unique and beautiful but draws on history, legends, traditions, and methods often unfamiliar to Western viewers. This exhibition walks you through the basics: the difference between Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, the meaning of the different postures and hand gestures, the common compositions of paintings. Time invested here pays off in the rest of the museum and through the city's other major collections of Himalayan Art.

  • S Pca, New-York Historical Society
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    Fear and Force

    New York City's Sons of Liberty

    closes 04 July

    Fraunces Tavern Museum

    This long-running exhibition takes a detailed look at the Sons of Liberty in New York City. The revolutionary organization was responsible for some of the most dramatic acts of rebellion in the years leading up to the American Revolution, including a tea party in New York's harbor and the removal of a statue of King George. The exhibit features objects related to these events.

  • Burdick Collection Selections Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    Selections from the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick

    closes 12 July

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Met almost always has a small sample of baseball cards from the vast collection of Jefferson R. Burdick on display in a small corner of the American Wing. It is an altogether appropriate addition of a uniquely American art form based on a uniquely American sport. It takes some searching to find the display, tucked away in visible storage, but it is well worth the trouble.

  • T Rex The Ultimate Predator Two Fossil Spines, American Museum of Natural History
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    T. rex

    The Ultimate Predator

    closes 09 August

    American Museum of Natural History

    The ever-popular dinosaur halls at the museum feature an impressive temporary upgrade with this detailed look at everything we know about the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The exhibit traces the evolution of the tyrannosaur family, and a detailed examination of their life-span, behaviors, and habits. An impressive, educational, and immersive exhibit, supplementing the museum's already-impressive dinosaur education.

  • 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.

  • Panoramas 4ca76dac S, Morgan Library
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    Panoramas

    closes 31 May

    Morgan Library

    This tiny exhibition in the basement gathers Romantic landscapes from European artists. Marvel at the effect oil on a tiny canvas produces in the hands of masters like Carl Rottman or Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. The works are small, which amplifies the impact of a vast panorama captured in such a small frame. Only a handful of works are on display, so your visit may be short, but it is definitely worth a trip down the stairs.

  • Femmetography 33f8923c S, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
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    Femmetography

    The Gaze Shifted

    closes 22 May

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    This is the fourth in the Schomburg Center's annual Teen Curators program. In this charming small exhibit, students collected samples of pioneers in photography by Black Women. Taking as a thesis Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe's 1985 book *Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers", the student-curators reconsider the black feminine gaze after 35 years. Come revisit the founding generation of Black female photographers.

  • The Drawings Of Al Taylor 0f8e87d S, Morgan Library
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    The Drawings of Al Taylor

    closes 24 May

    Morgan Library

    During his lifetime, Al Taylor was best known for his sculpture. But until his death in 1999, he considered himself primarily a painter. And, like most great painters, he was also a prolific draftsman. This exhibition celebrates this less-known aspect of Al Taylor's career, gathering a selection from among his 5,000 drawings. It is an interesting look at a previously unexplored corner of Taylor's oeuvre.

  • Within Reach 0c317ac S, New Museum
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    Within Reach

    Jordan Casteel

    closes 24 May

    New Museum

    Jordan Casteel has exhibited her work around New York City, including on Governors Island, at the Ford Foundation, and in the Studio Museum. But this exhibit at the New Museum, featuring dozens of her large scale paintings, is her first solo show in New York. Her portrait subjects explore the daily Black experience in New York and America.

  • Pressed 611d1a S, Museum at Eldridge Street
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    Pressed

    Images from the Jewish Daily Forward

    closes 30 May

    Museum at Eldridge Street

    Since its founding in 1897, the Jewish Daily Forward was considered the most important Yiddish-language daily newspaper in the country. This exhibit takes a fascinating look back at the history of the paper, complete with the original plates used for printing articles and photographs. When the Eldridge Street Synagogue was at its height, the parishioners were reading this paper. See how they covered events from labor riots to the rise of baseball, to the inauguration of John F. Kennedy.

  • Crime And Punishment 34d7f0d S, New Museum
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    Crime and Punishment

    Peter Saul

    closes 31 May

    New Museum

    Peter Saul has been producing intricate, colorful pop art since the 1950s. Yet somehow he had never received a museum survey in New York City until this exhibition at the New Museum. With over 60 paintings spanning five decades, you will leaving knowing Peter Saul and his journey across the twentieth century very well.

  • No Soft Nonsense 5436687d S, Morgan Library
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    No Soft Nonsense

    Anne Bronte at 200

    closes 07 June

    Morgan Library

    The youngest Bronte sister is the overdue focus of this small installation at the Morgan Library. After the Morgan held a large retrospective for Charlotte Bronte's 200th anniversary in 2016, the museum returns to the Bronte family to celebrate Anne's birthday. While less prolific than her sisters, critics hold Anne's achievements on par. See selections from the library's own holdings from Anne's short life.

  • The Shape Of Shape 86af97ba S, Museum of Modern Art
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    The Shape of Shape

    Artist's Choice Amy Sillman

    closes 07 June

    Museum of Modern Art

    The MoMA's long-running series of Artist's Choice exhibitions invite contemporary artists to curate a show drawn from the museum's vast collection of rarely-seen objects. Amy Sillman, the New York-based painter whose own work has been featured in contemporary museum's around the country, selected dozens of paintings, sculptures, and design objects that celebrate shape over form or subject. Come see what Amy Sillman sees in this unique collection of works.

  • Treasures From The Vault February 00733ea S, Morgan Library
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    Treasures from the Vault

    closes 07 June

    Morgan Library

    This season's rotation from the Morgan Library's vast holdings include manuscripts from Mozart and Wagner compositions, an original quatro of King Lear, and a manuscript from Edgar Allan Poe. Set in one of the city's great interior spaces, surrounded by J.P. Morgan's floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, remember that these impressive selections represent just a sliver of the library's collections.

  • Austrian Masterworks 6d5ade Bor S, Neue Galerie
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    Austrian Masterworks

    From Neue Galerie New York

    closes 08 June

    Neue Galerie

    This rotation of the Neue Galerie's permanent collection includes such blockbuster pieces as Gustav Klimt's The Black Feathered Hat and the golden portrait of Adele Block-Bauer. In addition to the room full of Klimts, you'll find sculptures by George Minne, including The Bather and several landscapes by Egon Schiele. This is the core of what you can expect from the Neue.

  • Charged With Buddhas Blessings 12f1a S, Rubin Museum of Art
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    Charged with Buddha's Blessings

    Relics from an Ancient Stupa

    closes 08 June

    Rubin Museum of Art

    The museum's smallest exhibit tells a fascinating story of discovery and legend. The exhibit features relics recovered during an 1898 archaeological excavation in Piprahwa, India. Piprahwa is a possible burial place of the Buddha's ashes and the relics contained in the stupa that was unearthed are believed by some to have been charged with blessings by their proximity to the life of the Buddha. Marvel at the ancient gems and dig deep into the story of their discovery.

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    Madame D'Ora

    closes 08 June

    Neue Galerie

    Madame d'Ora was born Dora Kallmus into privilege in Vienna in 1881. She was the first woman to open a photography studio in Vienna and became one of the leading female photographers of the first half of the twentieth century. This exhibition is the largest retrospective of this revolutionary artist in the United States and explores her work in fashion and portraiture.

  • Met Facade Commission 585bb8e S, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    Wangechi Mutu

    The NewOnes, will free Us

    closes 08 June

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Met's famed facade, nearly 120 years old, has long been considered incomplete. Four niches, two on either side of the grand entrance staircase. For the first time, these recesses house free-standing statues, as the facade's designer, Richard Morris Hunt, originally intended. Commissioned by the Met, Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu sculpted and installed The Seated I,II,III,IV. This is the first of what will become, like the Rooftop commission, an annual event.

  • Jewelry For America Adcc0a8f S, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    Wiener Werkstatte

    Fashion and Accessories

    closes 08 June

    Neue Galerie

    The Wiener Werkstatte opened in 1903. The collective of designers and artists worked in jewelry design and quickly rose to be one of the most influential fashion design firms in Vienna. This exhibition gathers examples of some of the firms earliest designs for its wealthy clients, ranging from jewelry and dresses to complete interior designs. A perfect fit at the Neue, pairing with the photography exhibition of Madame d'Ora.

  • The Book Of Ruth 974f1c1c S, Morgan Library
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    The Book of Ruth

    Medieval to Modern

    closes 14 June

    Morgan Library

    This remarkable little exhibit is built around a single remarkable work. The artist Barbara Wolff, a rare contemporary craftsman working in Illuminated Books, completed a rendering of the biblical Book fo Ruth, which is not part of the Morgan's permanent collection after a gift by Joanna S. Rose. The eighteen-foot manuscript is written in English on one side and in Hebrew on the other. Supplementing this remarkable contemporary piece are Illuminated Bibles from the collection featuring additional illustrations from the Book of Ruth.

  • Face Drawing, Whitney Museum, Face in the Moon
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    Home is a Foreign Place

    Recent Acquisitions in Context

    closes 21 June

    Met Breuer

    This long-running exhibition collects recent acquisitions by the Met of contemporary art from around the world. Featuring sculptures, installations, paintings, prints, photographs, and more, the exhibit is one of the most-diverse currently on display. Well known artists like Andy Warhol or Bruce Nauman hand near newly-discovered international artists.

  • Hello Gorgeous 265fb09c S, Bernard Museum of Judaica
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    Hello Gorgeous

    closes 30 June

    Bernard Museum of Judaica

    Celebrating one of the icons of American culture, this impressive exhibition traces the storied career of Brooklyn's own Barbara Streisand. Many of the items in the entertaining exhibition come from the collection of Lou Papalas, who has amassed over 100,000 pieces of Streisand memorabilia. You will see dresses, albums, television clips, programs, and photographs from Streisand's life and career.

  • Insistent Change 5c8c S, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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    Insistent Change

    Columbia's Core Curriculum at 100

    closes 30 June

    Rare Book and Manuscript Library

    In response to changes in curriculum inspired by World War I, Columbia University standardized its Core Curriculum in 1919. This interesting exhibit chronicles the origin and evolution of the Core Curriculum over the past 100 years. Of particular interest are examples of how the curriculum has changed to respond to major cultural and political crises, guided by both students and faculty.

  • Relative Relations 1645a S, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum
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    Relative Relations

    closes 30 June

    Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum

    This charming exhibition in the lobby of the Hebrew Union College gathers a variety of works that celebrate the unique connections formed in family relationships. Paintings and photographs look at contemporary parents and children, siblings, close friendships, and multi-generational connections. Several pieces look at these same relationships in Biblical and historical settings, including the priceless contemporary piece "Spotlight on Joseph" by Barbara Hines.

  • A147f S, New York Public Library
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    Made at NYPL

    closes 03 July

    New York Public Library

    In honor of its 125th anniversary, the New York Public Library is celebrating itself by highlighting its own impact in the literary sphere. The 40 million items made available to researchers at the NYPL have been key resources to authors, such as Caryl Phillips, Andrew Delbanco, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Caro. Visit and see why this is one of the most significant cultural institutions in the city.

  • The Year Of Water 72d S, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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    The Year of Water

    Selections from Columbia's Book Arts Collection

    closes 03 July

    Rare Book and Manuscript Library

    A selection from the library's collection of rare art books is on display built around the theme of water. Posters, documents, books and prints somehow related to rain, oceans, rivers, and lakes fill the gallery, including wood engravings by Gaylor Schanilec and prints by Sandy Gellis. Many of these items represent recent acquisitions, while others are out of the library's vaults and on public display for the first time.

  • Asian Art 3372bf S, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    A Passion for Jade

    Heber Bishop and His Collection

    closes 05 July

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Before his death in 1902, nineteenth-century industrialist Heber R. Bishop donated his vast collection of Jade sculptures to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For almost 120 years, the museum has rotated selections from the Bishop Collection in and out of various displays. In this small exhibition and as part of the 150th anniversary of the institution, the Met presents "the most refined works from the Bishop collection." Objects include intricate Chinese sculptures dating to the eighteenth century.

  • From Gericault To Rockburne B610a70b S, Met Breuer
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    Painting After All

    Gerhard Richter

    closes 05 July

    Met Breuer

    Gerhard Ricther is a contemporary German painter known for his photo realistic and abstract paintings. On display in this revolution exhibit are selections of Richter's work--over 100 of them--spanning his entire six-decade career. Many of the pieces are on display in the United States for the first time, including House of Cards. It is fascinating to see the juxtaposition of photo-realism or photography with the same artist's abstract work.

  • Private Lives Public Spaces 14a8feac S, Museum of Modern Art
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    Private Lives Public Spaces

    closes 05 July

    Museum of Modern Art

    This is the kind of exhibit that could occupy your entire visit. One hundred screens are installed in the museum's two basement galleries, outside the theaters. Each screen presents a "home movie" drawn from the MoMA's vast collection. For 100 years before the advent of the smartphone, amateurs recorded family celebrations, personal travels, and daily events on consumer film equipment. Some films feature celebrities. Others are just some kid's birthday from the 1970s. Peek into the private lives of nearly a century of unique filmmaking.

  • 12eea2c S, Museum of Jewish Heritage
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    Rendering Witness

    Holocaust-Era Art as Testimony

    closes 05 July

    Museum of Jewish Heritage

    Artifacts, photography, and memoirs are the primary media through which contemporary audiences experience the Holocaust. This exhibit takes a closer look at another testimonial of the horrors of the holocaust: art produced by victims of Nazi atrocities. Whether sketches produced while in hiding, pastels of life and conditions in a Ghetto, or cartoons drawn from daily life, artists managed to capture unique views of their own experiences and those of their communities.

  • Perpetual Movement 3c555aae S, Bard Graduate Center Gallery
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    Eileen Gray

    closes 12 July

    Bard Graduate Center Gallery

    The Irish designer and architect Eileen Gray is the subject of this fascinating retrospective at the Bard Graduate Center. Credited as a pioneer of Modernist Architecture, Gray also worked in furniture and interior design. The designs on display in the gallery are fresh and timeless, making it remarkable that this is Gray's first retrospective in the United States, but also explaining the recent academic interest in her career.

  • 33e132e S, Center for Jewish History
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    From A(gam) to Z(aritsky)

    Highlights of Israeli Art

    closes 12 July

    Center for Jewish History

    With artwork drawn from the Yeshiva University's own collection, this exhibit highlights the contributions made to contemporary art by artists working out of Israel. Featured artists include the Russian-born painter Moshe Tamir whose 1949 painting Wounded Amnon won the Young Israeli Artist Award from the Tel Aviv Artist's House. Michael Gross and Debbie Kampel also contribute significant pieces to the exhibition.

  • 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.

  • 1037fe1c S, Bronx Museum of the Arts
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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