Escape the chill of November and explore one of the many art exhibits in New York City on your next trip to the Big Apple. From modern and contemporary to expressive and traditional, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s artistic eye. These six NYC art exhibits are worth putting on your pre-holiday wish list.
Nelson Mandela: The Artist
This NYC art exhibit, on display at the Long-Sharp Gallery through December, showcases the art of Nelson Mandela, who was widely known as an advocator and peacemaker. The exhibition features Mandela’s drawings and lithographs, which document the 18 years he spent imprisoned at Robben Island, as well as photographs from notable photographers. Go.
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Women’s List
On view at Fisher Landau Center for Art through Nov. 28, this exhibit features a film projection and 50 portraits of prominent women, including athletes, politicians and entertainers, taken between 1980 and 2015. As a noted celebrity photographer, Timothy Greenfield-Sander’s subjects include Michelle Obama, Joan Rivers and Serena Williams and are presented as large-format images at the gallery. Go.
Max Beckmann: Max Beckmann in New York
This Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition will highlight Beckmann’s artistic abilities and his connections to New York City. Take in 14 paintings produced by Beckmann while living in New York from 1949 to 1950 and 25 additional works made between 1920 and 1948. Go.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry
On view at The Met Breuer through January 29, 2017, this exhibition showcases nearly 80 works, spanning 35 years, from American artist Kerry James Marshall. Marshall, who was born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act in Birmingham, Alabama, has become an advocate for the African American experience which is reflected in his art. Go.
Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight
This show, located in the Whitney Museum of American Art, features more than 50 works from Cuban-born abstractionist Carmen Herrera. The large majority of the pieces were produced between 1948 and 1978, when Herrera is said to have developed her signature style, and many have never been displayed in a museum before. Go.
Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest
On display at the New Museum, this exhibit marks the New York debut of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist. Internationally recognized for her video and multimedia art, Rist’s work explores physical and psychological experiences using colorful kaleidoscopic techniques. This exhibition occupies the three main floors of the Museum and features work from Rist’s entire artistic career. Go.