I don’t know about you, but I definitely feel like I’m not nearly taking enough advantage of the art in NYC. The exhibitions, private art shows, events paired with open bars — why are we not going to these at least a couple times a month? Art brings many people in varied careers and stages of their lives together with one common interest: looking at something that makes you think.
This is why I’ve compiled this list of what we should be going to simply LOOK AT over the next few months. You’ll be happy you went.
Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway (at 61st St)
through Sunday, September 28th
Works by 19 current artists exploring the subject of the Garden of Eden. Art revolving around the themes of sin, temptation, crossing boundaries — I’m in.
Luxembourg and Dayan
64 E 77th St
through Saturday, October 4th
Timeout calls this show ‘unsettling’ and ‘disturbing’. Based off of Luis Bunuel’s 1977 film about dark sexual obsessions, ‘this group show is organized around the theme of erotic desires on the verge of spinning out of control’. Sounds very intriguing, and possibly scarring — definitely an outing to remember.
Public Art Fund at MetroTech Center Commons
Broadway between Flatbush Ave & Jay St. in Downtown Brooklyn
through May 2015
You have a while to catch this one, but I’d head over soon to soak up the beautiful weather. Falls has created an oasis of interactive sculptures, including a maze and a giant set of wind chimes. Go out and play.
200 Eastern Parkway
September 10th-December 31st
This one instantly spoke to me, of course. Heels all the way from the 16th century to the present will be strutting their stuff.
Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd St
October 4th-December 31st
This is the first U.S. survey ever of the work of Robert Gober, whose sculptures are simple, everyday objects (sinks, doors, newspapers, sticks of butter, storm drains).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
September 30th-December 31st
Benton created this masterpiece 10-panel mural in 1930, depicting the explosive Jazz age (even though they were currently in The Great Depression). I can’t wait to go see its debut in its new home at the Met.
The Museum at FIT
Seventh Avenue & 27th St
Until Saturday, November 15th
Because, of course.
Happy National Dog Day! (Love ya Luke)