It’s only fitting that a city of art lovers is home to the largest art museum in the United States. Affectionally dubbed ‘The Met’, (short for Metropolitan museum of Art), this 140 year old institution has seen the works of art from every era known to man. The permeant collection houses an impressive array of Grecian, Middle Eastern and Egyptian artifacts.
The photography wing houses classics spanning works of photographic arts since the creation of the photographic image.
But the MET isn’t the only museum with a history in the city, the Guggenheim, constructed in the 1950’s was birthed from the personal art collection of Mr. Guggenheim himself and the Neue Galerie started off as an endeavor between two friends fed by the love of art. But no matter the history, New York locals themselves visit the bastions of art and design season upon season to scratch the creative itch and feast their eyes on visual masterpieces.
If you are visiting NYC this summer, read on for our round up of noteworthy exhibits that will be on view over the finer months.
Apollo’s muse, The moon in the age of Photography at The Met
July 3, 2019 – Sept 22, 2019
Whether or not you believe the first lunar landing was real is immaterial. We are obsessed with the moon. And while this luminary can be seen in its whole glory only a few dozen times per year, it is forever captured in photographic and mixed media artworks since art was created. This summer the MET will provide access to images of the moon since the advent of photography. If that alone isn’t reason to visit this exhibit then we don’t know what is.
A Year with Children at the Guggenheim
April 26, 2019 – June 2, 2019
Featuring more than 100 works from local students aged 7 to 12. This annual presentation showcases a mixed array of media that could belong to the next David Haring.
The Self Portrait – from Schiele to Beckman Via the Neue Galerie
Feb 28, 2019 – June 24, 2019
Egon Schiele is a favourite at Dapper HQ. His honest and revelatory renditions of self leave the viewer rapt in awe at what his mind must have combed through at any given time. This season the Neue Gallerie will feature over 70 self portraits by a plethora of artists whose perchance for the weary will provide you with a visual representation that is human and real.
The Whitney Biennial
May 17, 2019 – Sept 22, 2019
As famous as it is avant-garde the Whitney Biennial is almost always a packed out event with locals and visitors alike. The longest running exhibition in America (the first biennial was in 1932..!), this year’s event it a feature of seventy-five artists working in painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound.
Gina Beavers – The Life I deserve at MOMA
You know how images put on social media never *quite* ever really go away? This showcase by New York based artist Gina Beavers is a testimony to that. Creating works culled from common used hashtags Beavers creates a visceral experience that will have you rethink everything you thought about #socialnetworking.
Gary Winogrand: Color at The Brooklyn Museum
May 3, 2019 – Dec 8, 2019
Winogrand is best known for his black and white works but in the decade between 1950-1960 he produced a startling average of 123 images per day. Showcasing hundreds of never before seen works from this New York based and bred artist this exhibit promises to be a step back in time of the New York we once knew.