You may not know this, but today is Go to an Art Museum Today Day, so it’s the perfect excuse to check out some awesome art exhibitions here in New York – as if you needed one! If you plan on celebrating, check out this roundup of art and design inspired exhibitions at museums around the city. And if you can’t make it today, don’t worry. All of these are ongoing and will still be around for a little while!
Metropolitan Museum of Art: “Regarding Warhol”
Andy Warhol was an American artist best known for his major contributions to the pop art movement. This exhibition at the Met pays tribute to Warhol and showcases art by him and by artists who were inspired by his work. For more information, go here.
MoMA: Alina Szapocznikow’s “Sculpture Undone”
Alina Szapocznikow was a Polish sculptor known for her provocative work – she often transformed casts of body parts into household objects. “Sculpture Undone” features over 100 pieces by her made between 1955-1972, including drawings and photography as well. For more information, go here.
MoMA: Katharina Fritsch’s “Figure in the Garden”
This exhibition is being featured in the sculpture garden at the MoMA and features boldly colored, life-size sculptures of figures like St. Michael, a snake, and more. The pieces, by German sculptor Katharina Fritsch, were created between 2006 and 2008. You can find more information on this exhibit here.
American Museum of Natural History: “Picturing Science”
This exhibition features over 20 prints that show what animals, artifacts, and more look like using various scientific digital imaging tools and techniques, like infrared photography and scanning election microscope images. While the intent behind this project may have been scientific in nature, the results look more like art. For more information, go here.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: “Faking It”
Have you ever wondered what photographers did before Photoshop existed? This exhibition at the Met answers exactly that with a display of photos that were doctored and manipulated before technology took over. To find out more, go here.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: “Kandinsky 1911-1913”
Vasily Kandinsky was a 20th century Russian painter who is known for his abstract work. While the Guggenheim already features much of his work (over 150 pieces and a gallery dedicated to him) because of strong ties to the museum’s history, this particular exhibition displays his work from 1911-1913 around the time he wrote his book, On the Spiritual in Art. For more information on this exhibition here.