Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Best 2014 Museum Exhibits in New York City


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museums are one of the most fabulous choices to visit when you travel to New York City. You will find some of the best museums in the world in this top-notch city. This post is always one of my most popular each year, because there are so many museum choices for the traveler.  This is by no means a complete list, but a list of the exhibits I feel you should not miss in 2014. The list will be updated throughout the year, as some of the museums do not list all their exhibits immediately. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about viewing any of these places, I will try to answer or find the answer for you. I would also advise you to check the museum’s website for dates they may offer free admission or reduced admission. 

This listing is not all the exhibits at each museum, some have too many to list, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but these are the exhibits I feel should not be missed. If you click on the museum name, it will take you directly to their website. 


American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square Columbus Ave @ 66th Street)
Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art
January 21–April 23, 2014
Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget
September 2–November 30, 2014
A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
December 16, 2014–March 8, 2015

American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West and 79th Street)
The Butterfly Conservatory  October 12, 2013 - May 26, 2014
The Power of Poison  November 16, 2013 - August 10, 2014
Natural Histories  October 19, 2013 - October 12, 2014
PTEROSAURS: FLIGHT IN THE AGE OF DINOSAURS April 5, 2014 to January 5, 2015

Asia Society Museum(725 Park Ave @ 70th Street)
Tales of Wonder: Indian Art from the Asia Society Museum Collection
Feb 4, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
Feb 19, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Nalini Malani: Transgressions
Feb 19, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014

Bard Graduate Center (18 West 86th Street, between Columbus & Central Park West) 
An American Style: Global Sources for New York Textile and Fashion Design, 1915–1928
September 27, 2013 to February 2, 2014
William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain
September 20, 2013 to February 9, 2014
Carrying Coca: 1,500 Years of Andean Chuspas
Through August 3, 2014 Curated by Nicola Sharratt
Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture
Through August 10, 2014 Curated by José Roca with Alejandro Martín.

Bronx Museum of the Arts (1040 Grand Concourse @ 165th Street)
Beyond the Supersquare
May 1, 2014 to January 11, 2015

Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway )
WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
November 8, 2013–February 2, 2014
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
October 25, 2013–February 23, 2014
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
March 7–July 6, 2014
Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work, 1963–74
April 4–September 28, 2014

The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (1000 Washington Avenue)
100 Years and Growing: A Century in the Children’s Garden
May 10–September 21, 2014

Cooper-Hewitt,National Design Museum  (2 East 91st Street)
Re-Opening after renovation in 2014

Discovery TimesSquare
Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
An Interactive Exhibition
Opens Memorial Day Weekend -  May 23, 2014

Frick Collection (1 East 70th Street)
Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis
October 22, 2013 to January 19, 2014
Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection
January 23, 2013 to February 2, 2014
Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion
April 1, 2014 to April 5, 2015
The Poetry of Parmigianino’s “Schiava Turca”
May 13, 2014 to July 20, 2014
Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection
January 28, 2014 to June 15, 2014

Forbes MagazineGalleries (60 5th Avenue @ 12th Street)
  Ongoing exhibit of the late Malcolm S. Forbes, Sr. dating back to the 1930’s which features over 12,000 toy soldiers, 500 toy boats, 12 Faberge Easter Eggs and objects d’art, Presidential Papers and historical documents. FREE.

The Grolier Club 47 East 60th Street (Park/Madison)
Club dedicated to the collecting of books
January 23-March 24, 2014. "Pop-ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtech Kubašta (1914-1992)." From the Collection of Ellen G. K. Rubin. (Second Floor Gallery.)
February 19-April 26, 2014. "The Dean of American Printers: Theodore Low De Vinne and the Art Preservative of All Arts." Curated by Irene Tichenor and Michael Koenig. (Ground Floor Gallery.)
May 14-August 2, 2014. "The Power of Words and Images in a World at War." Curated by
Kenneth Rendell. (Ground Floor Gallery.)

Houdini Museum of NewYork (421 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor)
At the Houdini Museum of New York, we have the world’s greatest demonstrators, and famous magicians hang out here every day. You will even see an animatronic Houdini escape from a straight jacket. We host magic lectures, magic shows, cast parties for Broadway and film and many more events throughout the year.

International Center of Photography (1133 Avenue of the Americas @ 43rd Street)
Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944–2013
May 16–September 7, 2014
Caio Reisewitz
May 16–September 7, 2014
Somewhere in France: John G. Morris and the Summer of 1944
May 16–September 7, 2014

Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue @ 92nd Street)
Masterpieces & Curiosities: Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant
April 11, 2014 - August 3, 2014
Other Primary Structures
March 14, 2014 - August 3, 2014
Mel Bochner: Strong Language
May 2, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Mel Bochner
May 2, 2014 - October 12, 2014
Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video
November 8, 2013 - February 5, 2016
Solomon R GuggenheimMuseum (1071 Fifth Avenue @ 89th Street)
Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe

February 21–September 1, 2014

MAD (Museum of Arts& Design) (2 Columbus Circle)
Body & Soul: Contemporary International Ceramics
September 24, 2013 - March 2, 2014
Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger
June 25, 2013 - April 20, 2014
Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital
October 15, 2013 - June 1, 2014
Multiple Exposures
Jewelry and Photography
May 13, 2014 to September 14, 2014
NYC Makers
The MAD Biennial
July 1, 2014 to October 12, 2014
New Territories
Laboratories for Design, Craft, and Art in Latin America
November 4, 2014 to March 2, 2015

Tiffany glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue)
Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company, 1932-1947
November 5, 2013–March 2, 2014
Jewels by JAR    
November 20, 2013–March 9, 2014
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas  
October 8, 2013–October 5, 2014
Cleopatra’s Needle 
December 3, 2013–June 8, 2014
Metropolitan Vanities: The History of the Dressing Table 

December 17, 2013–April 13, 2014
Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin
January 14–December 7, 2014
Iconic Photographs of 19th-Century Paris by Charles Marville at Metropolitan Museum 

January 29–May 4, 2014
Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral
February 25 - May 18, 2014
Charles James Exhibition and New Costume Institute Galleries 
The New Costume Institute Galleries
Opening May 8, 2014
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute galleries will reopen on May 8, 2014 after a two-year renovation, reconfiguration, and updating. The 4,200-square-foot Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery will represent a fundamental change in the Museum’s approach to its costume collection, including a flexible design that lends itself to frequent transformation, a zonal sound system, innovative projection technology, and wireless connectivity. The redesigned space will also include: the Carl and Iris Barrel Apfel Gallery, which will orient visitors to The Costume Institute’s exhibitions and holdings; a state-of-the-art costume conservation center; an expanded study/storage facility that will house the combined holdings of the Met and the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection (which was transferred to the Met in 2009); and The Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library, one of the world’s foremost fashion libraries. The Costume Institute was last refurbished in 1992.
Gala Benefit May 5, 2014, with Chair Aerin Lauder and Co-Chairs Bradley Cooper,
Oscar de la Renta, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and Anna Wintour
May 8–August 10, 2014
International Contemporary Jewelry from The Donna Schneier Collection 
May 13–August 31, 2014
Garry Winogrand 
June 27–September 21, 2014
Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age
September 22–January 4, 2015
Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry
October 8, 2014–January 11, 2015
Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection 
October 20, 2014–February 16, 2015
Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague
November 4, 2014–February 1, 2015
Madame Cézanne
November 19, 2014–March 15, 2015
Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art
December 9, 2014–September 7, 2015
Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection
Through November 27, 2016

Morgan Library &Museum (225 Madison Avenue @ 36th Street)
Leonardo da Vinci: Treasures from the Biblioteca Reale, Turin
October 25, 2013 through February 2, 2014
Pierpont Morgan's 1906 Library
Ongoing
The Little Prince: A New York Story
January 24 through April 27, 2014
Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings
January 17 through May 11, 2014
A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play
February 14 through May 18, 2014
Medium as Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book
February 21 through May 11, 2014

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden (421 East 61st Street) 
 Instructive, Entertaining and Moral: Toys & Childhood in the 19th-Century
View popular toys of the 19th century and explore what they can tell us about child development and play in America in the 1800s. Objects on display include classic wooden toys, early board games, china head dolls, and educational toys. Part I closes January 27; Part II opens February 5.
Please check their website for additional events/lectures.

Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue)
Rising Waters
Through March 2, 2014
City As Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection
February 4 to August 24, 2014
Gilded New York
Through Oct 2014

Museum of Modern Art(MOMA) (11 West 53rd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues)
American Modern: Hopper to O'Keeffe
August 17, 2013–January 26, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal
February 1–June 1, 2014
A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
February 8–October 5, 2014
Gauguin: Metamorphoses
March 8–June 8, 2014
Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness
August 2–November 2, 2014

Museum of the Moving Image (35 Avenue @ 37th Street)
Behind the Screen
Ongoing
The Booth: The Last Days of Film Projection
October 5, 2013–February 2, 2014
Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games
December 14, 2013–March 2, 2014
The Jim Henson Exhibition and Gallery
Coming in 2015

The Museum at FIT(Fashion Institute of Technology) (227 West 27th Street)
Fashion & Textile History Gallery
December 3, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s
Special Exhibitions Gallery
February 7 - April 19, 2014
Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket
Gallery FIT
March 4 – April 5, 2014
Exposed: A History of Lingerie
Fashion & Textile History Gallery
June 3 - November 15, 2014
CHROMA:  Master of Fine Arts in Illustration Visual Thesis Exhibition
Gallery FIT
June 7 - July 5, 2014
Dance and Fashion
Special Exhibitions Gallery
September 13, 2014 - January 3, 2015

National Academy Museum (1083 Fifth Avenue)
Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter
February 27, 2014 to May 18, 2014, 11 AM - 6 PM

Neue Galerie (1048 Fifth Avenue)
The Modern Poster in Germany
October 3, 2013-February 10, 2014
Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925
October 3, 2013-February 10, 2014
Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937
March 13-September 1, 2014
Egon Schiele: Portraits
October 9, 2014-January 19, 2015

New York Historical Society (170 Central Park West)
The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution
October 11, 2013 - February 23, 2014
Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America
September 27, 2013 - March 09, 2014
Bill Cunningham: Façades
March 14, 2014 - June 15, 2014
The Black Fives
March 14, 2014 - July 20, 2014
Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War
April 04, 2014 - August 24, 2014
Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans
July 04, 2014 - October 13, 2014

New York PublicLibrary (Stephen A Schwarzman Building) (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)
Play Things
Now until March 16, 2014 (All day)
The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Now until March 23, 2014 (All day)
Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism
Now until April 6, 2014 (All day)
Jill Kupin Rose Gallery
Ongoing

New York Public Library for Performing Arts Lincoln Center
The Rose Haggadah
Friday, April 11 through Sunday, May 4, 2014
Launchpad of the American Theater: The O'Neill since 1964
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Now through September 16, 2014

Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park
Peter Schumann: The Shatterer
Nov 9 2013 – Mar 30 2014
Andy Warhol’s 13 Most Wanted Men and the 1964 World’s Fair
Apr 20 2014 – Sept. 7 2014
Bringing the World into the World
Jun 15 2014 to Oct 12 2014
After Midnight: Indian Modernism To Contemporary India 1947/1997
Jan 25 2015 - May 3 2015

Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17th Street)
Allegory and Illusion
October 16, 2013 - February 10, 2014
Count Your Blessings
August 2, 2013 - March 24, 2014
From India East
May 31, 2013 - July 7, 2014
Bodies in Balance
March 15, 2014 - September 8, 2014

  Pioneer Sails will resume Spring 2014 due to repairs being made due to Hurricane Sandy

Theodore RooseveltBirthplace (28 East 20th Street, Park Ave. & Broadway)
  Tour the townhouse where our 26th President grew up. The Upper Gallery is closed for renovations but the Lower Gallery has been reopened. 


The Museum at FIT 

This list will continue to be REVISED throughout the year. Be sure to check out the museums online for other exhibits as they may have something else which may interest you that I do not have listed here. 


Always one of my TOP posts, decided to re-post for you today as has been recently updated. Hard to choose what to see with these amazing list of exhibits !! 




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