As sweater weather sets in, we’re heading inside for some of the season’s best visual entertainment housed in NYC’s museums. Trade in the rooftops and outdoor gardens for some of the buzziest exhibit openings worth visiting this fall.
Rodin at the Met
Through January 15, 2018
Starting September 16, the Met will celebrate French sculptor Auguste Rodin with an exhibition of 60 pieces in the glass-walled Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Gallery. Viewers can gaze over Rodin’s most lauded pieces, including The Hand of God, The Tempest and The Thinker, his iconic bronze of a male figure brooding atop a rock with his chin resting on one hand. For more information, visit the Rodin at the Met exhibition website.
Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon at the New Museum
September 27, 2017- January 21, 2018
This exhibition from the New Museum features a group of artists investigating gender’s place in contemporary art and culture. We’re excited for Diamond Stingily’s huge braided, snake-like sculpture, which descends from the fourth floor making to the ground-floor lobby. For more information, visit the Trigger exhibition website.
Items: Is Fashion Modern? at MoMA
October 1, 2017 – January 28, 2018
This is window shopping like never before: Items: Is Fashion Modern? at the MoMa takes you through the present, past and future of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have shaped the modern era. Browse through iconic pieces like Levi’s 501s (which are having a major moment this season), the Breton shirt (the timeless French navy and white striped pullover), and of course the LBD (Little Black Dress). The exhibit will also explore the impact of more traditional and cultural pieces like the sari, pearl necklace, and Orthodox kippah to name a few. For more information, visit the Items exhibition website.
Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting at MoMA PS1
October 22, 2017- March 11, 2018
Manhattanites regularly visit the MoMA’s Queens outpost for its epic courtyard Warm Up day parties, but a new exhibition will surely see them exploring its art collection as well. One of the most influential artists of the late 20th century, Carolee Schneemann explores the social construction of the female body—using her own body in the work—and the cultural biases of art history. For more information, visit the Carolee Schneemann exhibition website.
Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed at the Met Breuer
November 15, 2017 – February 4, 2018
The newest major museum in New York, The Met Breuer is hosting an exhibition on Norwegian painter and printmaker Edvard Munch, known for his emotional work showcasing human anxiety and alienation. The artist, whose father suffered from mental illness, is most famous for masterpieces such as The Scream, The Day After, and Sun. Between the Clock and the Bed showcases 45 of his works, and focuses on Munch’s long-term relationship with subjects that recur throughout his career alongside eight distinct themes: love, death, sickness, psychological turmoil and mortality. For more information, visit the Edvard Munch exhibition website.