New York’s Hottest Art Exhibitions Right Now
Written by Alex Tang
Art expresses the full range of human experience, in all its beauty and aspirations. No matter your interests or background, you are guaranteed to find in the city of New York art that speaks to you. Earlier today, Bwog posted arts events happening on campus. In this post, Bwog describes art exhibitions happening in Manhattan, most of them free to Barnumbia students.
For the fashionista: The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between
May 4 – September 4: FREE
The Met seems to have it all: Monets, Japanese calligraphy, even an Egyptian temple. However, most visitors don’t know that the Met has a constantly changing fashion exhibit, featuring the most important developments in fashion. In May, check out the Comme des Garçons exhibit, which “will examine the work of Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, known for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability.”
For the history buff: The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties
Through July 16: FREE
The Qin and Han dynasties witnessed the formation of the Chinese identity, consolidating the language, artistic traditions, and many of the values still present in Chinese society today. Here’s your chance to see some of the famed Xi’an terracotta warriors, as well as some works of art that have never before been displayed in the United States. Bwoggers who have been to this exhibit give the experience a 10/10.
For the activist: Whitney Museum of American Art: The 2017 Whitney Biennial
Through June 11: $17
Every two years, the Whitney Museum puts on an exhibition that highlights the current state of American art. This year’s biennial is especially poignant, as it “arrives at a time rife with racial tensions, economic inequities, and polarizing politics. Throughout the exhibition, artists challenge us to consider how these realities affect our senses of self and community.”
For the dreamer: Museum of Modern Art: Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction
Through August 13: FREE
This exhibit “shines a spotlight on the stunning achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968).” Check out works by luminaries such as Lee Krasner and Helen Frankenthaler.
For the true art snob: Pace Gallery: Calder/Miró: Constellations
Through June 30: FREE
Alexander Calder, known for his hanging mobile installations, and Joan Miró, known for his colorful canvases of abstracted forms, influenced each other’s works in a continuous dialogue that affected the development of modern art. Imagine surrealism and abstraction in 3D, and you’ll arrive at this robust exhibit.
Terracotta warriors via chinatour.com
Helen Frankenthaler via Wikipedia
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