Tuesday, April 19, 2016

List of Must See 2016 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)
Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection
January 20–May 8, 2016

American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West and 79th Street)
The Titanosaur
January 15, 2016 - January 19, 2019
The Secret World Inside You
November 7, 2015 - August 14, 2016
The Butterfly Conservatory
September 5, 2015 - May 29, 2016
Countdown to Zero
January 13, 2015 - January 2, 2017

Asia Society Museum(725 Park Ave @ 70th Street)
Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan
9 February 2016 - 8 May 2016

Bard Graduate Center (18 West 86th Street, between Columbus & Central Park West) 
Swedish Wooden Toys
September 2015–February 28, 2016
Re-visions: Object – Event – Performance – Process
September 2015–February 21, 2016
Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World (working title)
April 2016–September 2016
Frontier Shores: Collection, Entanglement, and the Manufacture of Identity in Oceania (working title)
April 2016–September 2016
Charles Percier (1764-1838): Architect or Designer?  (working title)
November 2016–February 2017
Design by the Book: Illustrating the Chinese Ritual Classics (working title)
November 2016–January 2017

Bronx Museum of the Arts (1040 Grand Concourse @ 165th Street)
TRANSITIONS: NEW PHOTOGRAPHY FROM BANGLADESH
October 15, 2015 to February 14, 2016
TREES ARE ALPHABETS
September 26, 2015 to February 7, 2016
JILL BAROFF: IN A GROVE
February 24 to May 8, 2016
MICHELLE STUART: PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS
February 3 to June 5, 2016
REFLECTIONS IN TEA 
March 2 to May 29, 2016
FLOW.16
May 14 to November 2016
ART AIDS AMERICA
June 22 to September 11, 2016

 Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway )
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008
NOVEMBER 20, 2015–MARCH 13, 2016
Agitprop!
DECEMBER 11, 2015–AUGUST 7, 2016
This Place
FEBRUARY 12–JUNE 5, 2016

The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (1000 Washington Avenue)
Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival 
April 30, 2016–May 1, 2016

Cooper-Hewitt,National Design Museum  (2 East 91st Street)
PIXAR: THE DESIGN OF STORY
Through August 7, 2016
BEAUTY—COOPER HEWITT DESIGN TRIENNIAL
February 12, 2016-August 21, 2016
DESIGN WITH THE OTHER 90%: US
September 2016 through March 2017

Discovery Times Square
Vikings The Exhibition February 5 to September 5, 2016
Star Wars and the Power of Costume
BODY WORLDS: PULSE THE ORIGINAL EXHIBITION
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday - Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Final entry 45 minutes prior to closing.

Frick Collection (1 East 70th Street)
From Sèvres to Fifth Avenue: French Porcelain at The Frick Collection
April 28, 2015 to April 24, 2016
Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture
March 2, 2016 to June 5, 2016
Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection
May 24, 2016 to May 28, 2017
Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France
July 12, 2016 to October 2, 2016
Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court
November 16, 2016 to February 19, 2017

The Grolier Club 47 East 60th Street (Park/Madison)
Club dedicated to the collecting of books
 "Blooks: The Art of Books That Aren’t," from the Collection of Mindell Dubansky.
January 28-March 12, 2016
 "‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’," Miniature Bindings from the Collection of Neale A. & Margaret Albert.
March 24-May 28, 2016
"New Members Collect."
June 9-July 30, 2016
 "The Royal Game of the Goose: Four Hundred Years of Printed Board Games."
February 24-May 14, 2016
 "Artists & Others: The Imaginative French Book, 2000-2015."
June 1-July 30, 2016

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 (250 Bowery Street)
ICP's collections and archive is now housed at Mana Contemporary, and we look forward to welcoming you to ICP's 250 Bowery in spring 2016, where you can explore image-making's legacy and its future through dynamic exhibitions and events.
Please note our midtown museum space at 1133 Ave of the Americas is permanently closed.

Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue @ 92nd Street)
The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film
September 25, 2015 - February 7, 2016
Becoming Jewish: Warhol’s Liz and Marilyn
September 25, 2015 - February 7, 2016
Masterpieces & Curiosities: Alfred Stieglitz’s The Steerage
September 25, 2015 - February 14, 2016
The Television Project: Picturing a People
September 25, 2015 - February 14, 2016
Sights and Sounds: Japan
January 2 - February 4, 2016
Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History
March 18 - August 7, 2016
Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist
May 6 - September 18, 2016

Solomon R Guggenheim Museum (1071 Fifth Avenue @ 89th Street)
PETER FISCHLI DAVID WEISS: HOW TO WORK BETTER
February 5–April 20, 2016
MOHOLY-NAGY: FUTURE PRESENT
May–September 2016
AGNES MARTIN
October 2016–January 2017


MAD (Museum of Arts& Design) (2 Columbus Circle)
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 Museum
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 2016! 

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
Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style
Through February 21, 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
Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger's Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay
January 5–April 11, 2016
The World in Play: Luxury Cards, 1430-1540
January 20–April 17, 2016
The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor
January 26–May 22, 2016
Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France
February 15–Mary 15, 2016
The Luxury of Time: European Clocks and Watches
Through March 27, 2016
Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play
March 7–July 31, 2016
The Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker
Spring–Fall 2016
April—October 2015 (weather permitting)
This will be the fourth 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
Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World
April 18–July 10, 2016
Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs
April 27–July 24, 2016
Turner's Whaling Pictures
May 10, 2016–August 7, 2016
manus x machina: fashion in an age of technology
May 5–August 14, 2016
Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection
Through November 27, 2016

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.

In spring 2015, the Asian Art 100 celebration will include the following exhibitions and installations. See below for descriptions:
Inventing Korea: 100 Years of Collecting at the Met
February 7, 2015 – March 27, 2016
A Passion for Jade
March 14, 2015 – May 8, 2016

Merchants House Museum (29 East Fourth Street) 
MUSEUM HOURS
Thursday, Noon to 8 p.m.
Friday – Monday, Noon to 5 p.m.
You can click HERE for their calendar of events on their website

The Met Breuer, (Madison Ave @ 75th Street)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's modern and contemporary art program is expanding to include a new series of exhibitions, performances, artist commissions, residencies, and educational initiatives in the landmark building designed by Marcel Breuer on Madison Avenue and 75th Street. Opening to the public on March 18, 2016, The Met Breuer will provide additional space for the public to explore the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries through the global breadth and historical reach of the Met's unparalleled collection. #MetBreuer

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible
March 18–September 4, 2016
Nasreen Mohamedi
March 18–June 5, 2016
diane arbus: in the beginning
July 12–November 27, 2016
Kerry James Marshall
October 25, 2016–January 30, 2017

Morgan Library & Museum (225 Madison Avenue @ 36th Street)
Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars
September 25, 2015 through January 31, 2016
Treasures from the Vault November 17, 2015 through March 6, 2016
Trees: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection November 24, 2015 through July 10, 2016
Pierre-Jean Mariette and the Art of Collecting Drawings January 22 through May 1, 2016
Warhol by the Book February 5 through May 15, 2016
Dreams in Dust: The Pastels of Lucas Samaras May 6 through August 21, 2016
Founding Figures: Copper Sculpture from Ancient Mesopotamia, c.a. 3300–2000 B.C.
May 13 through August 21, 2016

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.
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
NEW YORK'S YIDDISH THEATER: FROM THE BOWERY TO BROADWAY
OPENS MARCH 9, 2016
AFFORDABLE NEW YORK: A HOUSING LEGACY
SEPT 18, 2015 – FEB 7, 2016
JACOB A. RIIS: REVEALING NEW YORK'S OTHER HALF
OCT 14, 2015 – MAR 20, 2016
THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON: THE GREAT RACE
OCT. 20, 2015 – MARCH 8, 2016
CHRIS “DAZE” ELLIS: THE CITY IS MY MUSE
NOV. 18, 2015 – MAY 1, 2016.
COMING NOVEMBER 2016: NEW YORK AT ITS CORE – A “MUST SEE” ONGOING EXHIBITION

Museum of Modern Art(MOMA) (11 West 53rd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues)
Walid Raad
October 12, 2015–January 31, 2016
Marcel Broodthaers
February 14–May 15, 2016
Greater New York
Through Monday, March 7
Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934–1954
Through Sunday, March 13
Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture
Through Sunday, March 6
A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond
March 13–July 4, 2016
Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty
March 26–July 24, 2016
BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE
July 3–October 2, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image (35 Avenue @ 37th Street)
Behind the Screen
Ongoing
How Cats Took Over the Internet
August 7–February 21
Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact
November 7–April 10
The World of Anomalisa
December 18–March 27

The Museum at FIT(Fashion Institute of Technology) (227 West 27th Street)
 Fairy Tale Fashion 
January 15 – April 16, 2016
The Women of Harper’s Bazaar, 1936–1958 
 March 1 to April 2, 2016
Denim: Fashion's Frontier 
December 1, 2015 to May 7, 2016
Uniformity
Fashion & Textile Gallery
May 20 – November 19, 2016
Proust's Muse 
September 2016 – January 3, 2017
Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968
Special Exhibitions Gallery
February – April, 2017 

National Academy Museum (1083 Fifth Avenue)
As of this printing, not many exhibits listed for 2016
 Please check their website for more updated listing

Neue Galerie (1048 Fifth Avenue)
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I is a 1907 painting by Gustav Klimt 
Permanent Display
Munch and Expressionism
February 18-June 13, 2016
Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age, 1900-1918
September 22, 2016-January 16, 2017
Masterworks of the Neue Galerie
September 22, 2016-January 16, 2017

New York Historical Society (170 Central Park West)
Superheroes in Gotham
October 09, 2015 - February 21, 2016
Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
October 30, 2015 - February 28, 2016
The Triumphal Return of Taddeo Gaddi’s Maestà Conserved
December 11, 2015 - March 20, 2016
Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York
November 13, 2015 - April 17, 2016
The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems
March 18, 2016 - September 25, 2016
Anti-Semitism 1919–1939
April 11, 2016 - July 31, 2016
The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman
May 20, 2016 - August 21, 2016
Raising the Curtain: Picasso's Painting for the Ballet Le Tricorne
May 22, 2015- Summer 2016

New York Public Library (Stephen A Schwarzman Building) (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)
Central Park: Mapping Landscapes
Open now. Ends May 2nd, 2016
100 Years of the Picture Collection: From Abacus to Zoology
Open now. Ends May 15th, 2016
You can check out their website HERE for information on building tours and tours of various exhibits at this NY Public Library location

New York Public Library for Performing Arts Lincoln Center
You can check out their exhibits on their website page HERE 

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
Behind the Curtain: Collecting the New York Fairs 
open till January 31, 2016
Catalyst: New Projects by Meredith James, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Casey Tang 
open till February 28, 2016
Zhang Hongtu
Nov 15 2015 to Mar 6 2016
Queens International 2016
April 10 to July 31, 2016
Bearing Witness: Drawings by William Gropper
February 14 to July 31, 2016
Nonstop Metropolis: The Remix
Apr 10 2016 to Jan 1 2017

Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17th Street)
Becoming Another
The Power of Masks
March 13, 2015 – February 8, 2016
Sacred Spaces
with The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
October 23, 2015 – March 27, 2017
Steve McCurry India
November 18, 2015 – April 4, 2016
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Try to Altar Everything
March 11 – August 1
Nepalese Seasons
Rain and Ritual
May 6, 2016 – March 27, 2017

South Street SeaportMuseum (12 Fulton Street)
South Street Seaport Museum is home to a fleet of 6 ships including the 1907 lightship Ambrose, a “floating lighthouse” to guide ships safely from the Atlantic Ocean into the broad mouth of lower New York Bay, the 1885 ship Wavertree, one of the last large sailing ships built of wrought iron, and the 1885 schooner Pioneer, an authentic 19th Century Schooner, with public sails daily from May thru October.  The ships are open Tuesday through Sunday 11am to 5pm and you can purchase tickets HERE

 Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace (28 East 20th Street, Park Ave. & Broadway)
  Tour the townhouse where our 26th President grew up. The site has been closed for renovations since May of 2015 but is scheduled to reopen in 2016. It should be wonderful when complete and everyone can enjoy the enhancements they have made!

Whitney Museum of American Art  (99 Gansevoort Street
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist 
October 2, 2015–January 17, 2016
FLATLANDS 
JAN 14–APR 17, 2016
LAURA POITRAS: ASTRO NOISE 
FEB 5–MAY 1, 2016
Frank Stella
October 30, 2015–February 7, 2016
OPEN PLAN: 
STEVE MCQUEEN 
APR 29–MAY 14, 2016
MIRROR CELLS 
MAY 13–AUG 21, 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. 

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