Friday, January 2, 2015

List of Must See 2015 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.  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)
A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America December 14, 2014–March 8, 2015

American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West and 79th Street)
PTEROSAURS: FLIGHT IN THE AGE OF DINOSAURS April 5, 2014 to January 5, 2015
The Butterfly Conservatory  November 1, 2014 - May 25, 2015
Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters November 14, 2014 - August 9, 2015
Countdown to Zero  January 13, 2015 - July 12, 2015

Asia Society Museum(725 Park Ave @ 70th Street)
Takahiro Iwasaki: In Focus
27 January 2015 - 26 April 2015
Buddhist Art of Myanmar
10 February 2015 - 10 May 2015

Bard Graduate Center (18 West 86th Street, between Columbus & Central Park West) 
Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette
April 3–July 26, 2015
The Interface Experience: Forty Years of Personal Computing
April 3–July 19, 2015
Swedish Wooden Toys
September 2015–January 2016
Re-visions: Object – Event – Performance – Process
(working title)
September 2015–January 2016

Bronx Museum of the Arts (1040 Grand Concourse @ 165th Street)
ESCAPE ROUTE: PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY JEFFREY SPENCER HARGRAVE
February 12 to May 31, 2015

 Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway )
 Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe
September 10, 2014–February 15, 2015
Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time
December 12, 2014–July 12, 2015
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Herstory Gallery, 4th Floor
Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound
October 24, 2014–March 29, 2015
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
February 20–May 24, 2015
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor
Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks
April 3–August 23, 2015
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (1000 Washington Avenue)
Patience, Paper, Pen, and Brush: Botanical Artwork by Dick Rauh
September 27, 2014–January 27, 2015
Visions of Nature 2015: Classes at the Garden
Saturday, February 7–Saturday, March 7, 2015
Gudrun Sjödén Pop-up Shop in Garden Shop
 Check out a special pop-up shop for this environmentally friendly Swedish clothing and homeware brand.
Sundays, December 7, 2014; January 4, February 1, March 1, 2015 | 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Winter Bird Stroll for the Whole Family Meet at the Visitor Center
Sundays, December 7, 2014; January 4, February 1, March 1, 2015 | 10–11 a.m.

Cooper-Hewitt,National Design Museum  (2 East 91st Street)
TOOLS: EXTENDING OUR REACH
On view from 12.12.2014 to 5.25.2015.
BEAUTIFUL USERS
On view from 12.12.2014 to 4.26.2015.
MAIRA KALMAN SELECTS
On view from 12.12.2014 to 6.14.2015.
HOW POSTERS WORK
On View from May 8 to Nov. 2015
“David Adjaye Selects.”
On view June 19 through Nov. 8
Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
On view from June 19 to Oct. 25, 2015

Discovery TimesSquare
Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
An Interactive Exhibition
GUNTHER VON HAGENS'
BODY WORLDS: PULSE THE ORIGINAL EXHIBITION

Frick Collection (1 East 70th Street)
Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery
November 5, 2014 to February 1, 2015
El Greco at The Frick Collection
November 4, 2014 to February 1, 2015
Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion
April 1, 2014 to April 5, 2015
Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France
February 25, 2015 to May 17, 2015
Sir Frederic Leighton’s Flaming June
June 9, 2015 to September 6, 2015

The Grolier Club 47 East 60th Street (Park/Madison)
Club dedicated to the collecting of books
December 10, 2014-February 7, 2015. "One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature." Curated by Chris Loker. (Ground Floor Gallery). See under "Children's Exhibition" in the navigation menu at left for more details, including press releases, images, catalogue ordering information, and schedules of public events planned in connection with this landmark "Grolier Hundred" exhibition.
January 22-March 1, 2015. "The Literature of the Liberation, 1944-1946." From the collection of Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey. (Second Floor Gallery)
February 25-April 25, 2015. "Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting Than Bronze." Curated by G. Scott Clemons. (Ground Floor Gallery)
March 26-May 23, 2015. "At Home With Victorian Authors and Artists: William and Helen Allingham." From the collections of Grolier Club members. (Second Floor Gallery)
May 13-August 1, 2015. "The Grabhorn Press, 1920-1965." Curated by Andrew Hoyem. (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)
Sebastião Salgado: Genesis
September 19, 2014–January 11, 2015

Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue @ 92nd Street)
Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian-American Quilt, Aug. 22, 2014 – February 15, 2015.
From the Margins: Lee Krasner & Norman Lewis, 1945 – 1952, Sept. 12, 2014 – Feb. 1, 2015.
Dani Gal: As From Afar, September 12, 2014 – February 1, 2015.
Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power, October 31, 2014 – March 22, 2015.
Laurie Simmons: How We See March 13 to August 9, 2015
Masterpieces & Curiosities: Nicole Eisenman’s Seder March 13 to August 9, 2015
Repetition and Difference March 13 to August 9, 2015
Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television May 1 to Sept. 15, 2015

Solomon R Guggenheim Museum (1071 Fifth Avenue @ 89th Street)
ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s
October 10, 2014–January 7, 2015
ON KAWARA—SILENCE
February 6–May 3, 2015
MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN: INFINITE POSSIBILITY. MIRROR WORKS AND DRAWINGS 1974-2014
March 13–June 3, 2015
THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2014
Spring 2015
DORIS SALCEDO
June 26–October 12, 2015
ALBERTO BURRI: THE TRAUMA OF PAINTING
October 9, 2015–January 6, 2016


MAD (Museum of Arts& Design) (2 Columbus Circle)
What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder's Vision
September 23, 2014 through February 8, 2015
New Territories
Laboratories for Design, Craft, and Art in Latin America
November 4, 2014 to March 2, 2015
Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott
September 30, 2014 through March 15, 2015
Richard Estes
Painting New York City
March 10, 2015 to September 20, 2015
Ralph Pucci
The Art of the Mannequin
March 31, 2015 to August 30, 2015
Pathmakers
Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today
April 28, 2015 to September 27, 2015
Wendell Castle Remastered
October 20, 2015 – February 28, 2016
Japanese Kōgei | Future Forward
October 20, 2015 – February 7, 2016
Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez
November 10, 2015 – April 3, 2016
Studio Job
March 22, 2016 – August 21, 2016
Perfect Timing: 21st-Century Fine Watchmaking
May 3, 2016 – September 25, 2016

Tiffany glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue)
For a COMPLETE list of exhibits, click HERE 
I will be updating along with all others listed throughout the year with new exhibits as they are announced. A wonderful line up from the MET in 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 to February 16, 2015
Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire
October 20, 2014–February 1, 2015
Exhibition Location: Anna Wintour Costume Center
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
Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and the Met
February 14—September 27, 2015
Captain Linnaeus Tripe:  Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860
February 24—May 25, 2015
The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky
March 9—May 10, 2015
Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklański Photographs
March 17—August 16, 2015
Hungarian Treasure: Silver from the Nicolas M. Salgo Collection
April 6—October 4, 2015
Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy
April 20—July 26, 2015
The Roof Garden Commission
April—October 2015 (weather permitting)
This will be the third in a new series of annual site-specific commissions for the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, which offers a spectacular view of Central Park and the New York skyline Beverage and sandwich service will be available from 10:00 a.m. until closing, including Friday and Saturday evenings. #MetRoof
China: Through the Looking Glass
May 7—August 16, 2015
The Costume Institute’s spring 2015 exhibition, presented in the Museum’s Chinese Galleries and Anna Wintour Costume Center, will explore how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries, resulting in highly creative distortions of cultural realities. High fashion will be juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, as well as films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery. From the earliest period of European contact with China in the 16th century, the West has been fascinated with enigmatic objects from the East, providing inspiration for fashion designers from Paul Poiret to Yves Saint Laurent, whose fashions are infused with romance, nostalgia, and make-believe. Through the looking glass of fashion, designers conjoin disparate stylistic references into a pastiche of Chinese aesthetic and cultural traditions.
The exhibition is made possible by Yahoo.
Additional support is provided by Condé Nast and several generous Chinese donors.
Press Preview: Monday, May 4, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
#ChinaLookingGlass
Van Gogh: Irises and Roses
May 12—August 16, 2015
Navigating the West:  George Caleb Bingham and the River
June 17—September 20, 2015
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends
June 30—October 4, 2015
Asian Art 100
One-year centennial celebration 
2015 marks the centennial of the Metropolitan Museum’s Department of Asian Art. In the Year of the Ram, which officially begins during Lunar New Year in February 2015, the department will present 17 exhibitions and installations organized for a one-year celebration of its formidable holdings of art from across Asia. The department today oversees more than 50 galleries and one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art anywhere in the world.

Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River
June 17—September 20, 2015
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends
June 30—October 4, 2015
Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the Metropolitan Collection
September 12, 2015—April 24, 2016
Kongo: Power and Majesty
September 18, 2015—January 3, 2016
Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom
October 12, 2015—January 24, 2016
Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520-1620
October 20, 2015—January 10, 2016
Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection
October 20, 2015—July 31, 2016
Design for Eternity: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas
October 26, 2015—September 18, 2016
Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age
December 15, 2015—May 1, 2016

In spring 2015, the Asian Art 100 celebration will include the following exhibitions and installations. See below for descriptions:
Celebration of the Year of the Ram
January 17 – April 19, 2015
Inventing Korea: 100 Years of Collecting at the Met
February 7, 2015 – March 27, 2016
Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and the Met
February 14 – September 27, 2015
The Arts of Nepal and Tibet
Reopening March 13, 2015
A Passion for Jade
March 14, 2015 – May 8, 2016
China: Through the Looking Glass 
May 7—August 16, 2015

Morgan Library &Museum (225 Madison Avenue @ 36th Street)
A Certain Slant of Light: Spencer Finch at the Morgan June 20, 2014 through August 23, 2015
Pierpont Morgan's 1906 Library
Ongoing
Exploring France: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection January 13 through October 4, 2015
Piranesi and the Temples of Paestum: Drawings from Sir John Soane’s Museum January 23 through May 17, 2015
Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation January 23 through June 7, 2015
Hebrew Illumination for Our Time: The Art of Barbara Wolff February 6 through May 3, 2015
Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions February 13 through May 24, 2015
Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland June 26 through October 11, 2015

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden (421 East 61st Street) 
Lunch Time Lectures
Stop by on the second Friday of every month at 12:30pm for a brief lecture by museum staff, followed by a question and answer period. Coffee and tea are provided; bring a lunch. Free with Museum admission; free for Museum Members.
January 9:..James Stuart & Other Travelers
February 13:..19th-Century Courtship
March 13:..Irish Experience in 1830
Traveling to NYC: Hotels, Tourism, and Entertainment in the Growing Metropolis
Opens January 6, 2015
View guidebooks, maps, prints, and travel accounts, documenting the growing leisure and tourism industry, following the 1825 opening of the Erie Canal.
Free with admission; Museum Members free 
Please check their website for additional events/lectures.

Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue)
Gilded New York
Ongoing
Activist New York 
Ongoing
Timescapes
Ongoing
JEFF CHIEN-HSING LIAO'S NEW YORK: ASSEMBLED REALITIES. 
OCT. 15, 2014 - MAR 15, 2015
MAC CONNER: A NEW YORK LIFE. SEPT 10, 2014 - FEB 1, 2015
LETTERS TO AFAR: OCT 22, 2014 - MAR 22, 2015

Museum of Modern Art(MOMA) (11 West 53rd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues)
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
October 12, 2014–February 10, 2015
Björk
March 8–June 7, 2015
Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980
March 29–July 19, 2015
Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971
May 17–September 7, 2015
From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola
May 17–October 4, 2015
Art on Camera: Photographs by Shunk-Kender, 1960–1971
May 17–October 4, 2015
Zoe Leonard: Analogue
June 27–August 30, 2015
Walid Raad
October 12, 2015–January 31, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image (35 Avenue @ 37th Street)
Behind the Screen
Ongoing
Matthew Weiner's Mad Men
March 14, 2015–June 14, 2015
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
The Jim Henson Exhibition and Gallery
Coming in 2015
EXHIBITION
Lights, Camera, Astoria!
October 26, 2013–March 29, 2015
INSTALLATION
Common Areas
January 9–May 10, 2015

The Museum at FIT(Fashion Institute of Technology) (227 West 27th Street)
 Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits
Fashion & Textile History Gallery
December 2, 2014 – April 25, 2015
Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s
Special Exhibitions Gallery
February 6 - April 18, 2015
Lauren Bacall: The Look
Gallery FIT
March 3 – April 4, 2015

National Academy Museum (1083 Fifth Avenue)
SELF: Portraits of Artists in their Absence
January 29, 2015 to May 3, 2015, 11 AM - 6 PM
Revealing Architecture
January 29, 2015 to May 3, 2015, 11 AM - 6 PM

Neue Galerie (1048 Fifth Avenue)
More than 80,000 visitors have been to see the Neue Galerie’s exhibition of Egon Schiele portraits since it opened in October, making it one of the Manhattan museum’s most popular exhibitions. It was to have closed on Jan. 19 but has now been extended three months, to be on view through April 20, 2015
Russian Modernism: Cross-Currents in German and Russian Art, 1907-1917
February 19-June 15, 2015
This exhibition will be dedicated to the radical modernist movements in German and Russian art at the beginning of the 20th century. Their development was parallel and often intersected. Such artists as Vasily Kandinsky or Alexei von Jawlensky are claimed by the Germans but remain Russian artists for the Russians.

New York Historical Society (170 Central Park West)
Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion
September 26, 2014 - April 19, 2015
Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
November 21, 2014 - February 22, 2015
Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion
September 26, 2014 - April 19, 2015
Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage
November 21, 2014 - February 22, 2015
Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein
January 16, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Audubon’s Aviary: The Final Flight (Part III of The Complete Flock)
March 06, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Lincoln and the Jews
March 20, 2015 - June 07, 2015
Raising the Curtain: Picasso's Painting for the Ballet Le Tricorne
May 22, 2015- Summer 2016
The Hirschfeld Century: An Al Hirschfeld Retrospective
May 22, 2015 - October 12, 2015
Lafayette's Hermione: Voyage 2015
May 29, 2015 - August 16, 2015
The Triumphal Return of Taddeo Gaddi’s Maestà Conserved
December 11, 2015 - March 20, 2016

New York Public Library (Stephen A Schwarzman Building) (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)
Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind
Now through February 15, 2015
Jill Kupin Rose Gallery
Ongoing
Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Now through September 4, 2015
Sublime: The Prints of J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Moran
Now through February 15, 2015

New York Public Library for Performing Arts Lincoln Center
Sinatra: An American Icon
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Opening March 4, 2015 to September 4, 2015
In March 2015, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will unveil a new free multimedia exhibition exploring the life and career of Frank Sinatra. Curated by the GRAMMY Museum of Los Angeles in collaboration with The Library for the Performing Arts and the Sinatra Family, Sinatra: An American Icon, which is the official exhibition of the 2015 Frank Sinatra Centennial, tells the story of a master singer, performer, recording artist, and actor. The exhibition will be on display in the Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts located in Lincoln Center from March 4 through September 4, 2015.

Sinatra: An American Icon is presented in cooperation with the Sinatra Family and Frank Sinatra Enterprises, and will feature many artifacts from the Sinatra Family’s personal collection. The exhibition will include rare concert and interview footage, personal correspondence, private photos, awards, and other memorabilia, as well as music and film documents from the Library. In conjunction with the exhibition, The Library for the Performing Arts will also offer a variety of Sinatra-related public programs and film screenings.

The exhibition's New York debut is presented by The GRAMMY Museum and The Library for the Performing Arts in association with Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven.

Following its premiere at The Library for the Performing Arts, the exhibition will travel to The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, and other U.S. destinations.

Throughout 2015, the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth will be celebrated around the world with commemorative centennial events, exhibitions, and new music and film releases.

Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park
The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
Shade Garden: Floral Lamps from the Tiffany Studios On Long-Term View
Panorama of the City of New York On Long-Term View
After Midnight
Indian Modernism To Contemporary India 1947/1997
Mar 1 2015 to June 28 2015
Robert Seydel
The Eye in Matter
Jul 19 2015 to Oct 26 2015
Zhang Hongtu
Nov 15 2015 to Mar 6 2016



Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17th Street)
Francesco Clemente Inspired by India 
09.05.2014 – 02.02.2015
Masterworks Jewels of the Collection 
03.11.2011 – 03.11.2015
Witness at a Crossroads Photographer Marc Riboud in Asia 
10.16.2014 – 03.23.2015
The All-Knowing Buddha A Secret Guide 
10.03.2014 – 04.13.2015
Gateway to Himalayan Art and The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
07.23.2010 – 01.06.2016

South Street SeaportMuseum (12 Fulton Street)
  Pioneer Sails will resume Spring 2014 due to repairs being made due to Hurricane Sandy

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace (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.

Whitney Museum of American Art  (99 Gansevoort Street
Inaugural Exhibition at New Location
 America Is Hard to See
May 1–September 27, 2015
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist 
October 2, 2015–January 17, 2016
Frank Stella
October 30, 2015–February 7, 2016
The Westreich/Wagner Collection
November 20, 2015–March 6, 2016
Laura Poitras
February 5–May 15, 2016
David Wojnarowicz 
Fall 2016/Winter 2017
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. If you click on the Museum Name, it will direct you to their website. 

revised 03/31/15

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