On My Radar: 5 New York Museum Exhibits

I’m genuinely shocked that it took my until this past weekend to update my Instagram bio to include “museum rat.” My parents started taking me to exhibits when I was really young (I played hooky from pre-school at the Met), and over the years they created a bit of monster. Case in point: On our trip to Savannah, I dragged my mom to three art museums in the span on a couple hours. Fast foreword a few months, and the dawn of summer has me making a lists of all the exhibits I need to hit in the next couple months. Below, you’ll find five New York-based showings I cannot miss.

// Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between & Irving Penn: Centennial
@ the Metropolitan Museum of Art
A spotlight on arguably the most influention designers of her generation, plus a tribute to one of fashion’s most ingenious photographers? See. you. there.

// Mummies
@ the American Museum of Natural History
Confession: I am a mummy geek. When I was five, I wanted to be an Egyptologist and work in dig sites for a living (hey, never say never). Needless to say, I’m psyched about the Museum of Natural History’s new exhibit set on revealing the secrets of the dead.

// Whitney Biennial
@ the Whitney Museum of American Art
I’ll use any excuse to visit the Whitney’s space in the Meatpacking District, and I think this year’s Biennial- a curated exhibit featuring some of today’s most intriguing artists- fits the bill.

// Georgia O’Keefe: Living Modern
@ the Brooklyn Museum
I’m dying to familiarize myself with Brooklyn, and where better to start than a museum? Booking my ticket for the Brooklyn Museum’s Georgie O’Keefe retrospective as we speak…

// Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction
@ the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
One of the most interesting subjects covered in my AP European History class was the evolution of art across the years. That said, the MoMA’s exhibit on women artists’ reflection of the societal shifts between 1945 and 1963 sounds truly fascinating.

So that’s what’s ‘On My Radar’ in the museum sphere. Do you like visiting museums? What interesting exhibits are hitting your area?


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