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The City’s Most Exciting and Anticipated Art Events and Exhibitions this Fall

New York City is renowned across the globe for its prominent art scene. New York houses some of the world’s most illustrious and sprawling museums stretching down Museum Mile and throughout the city. And with a never-ending rotation of the world’s most prolific artists, both present and past, Manhattan provides art-lovers the ultimate visual playground to take in all of the best that the world of art has to offer.

For those ‘who know art,’ or even those who just want to take in a little culture during their stay in the city, we’ve listed some of the Fall’s most exciting upcoming exhibitions:

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

The Met Fifth Avenue
Exhibition Dates: November 13- Feb 12 2018

Celebrated artist Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) has become renowned as a ‘towering genius in the history of Western art.’ The Met Fifth Avenue will give New Yorkers and visitors a chance to see this master’s span of works with a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Designed in celebration of the late Italian’s mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, the exhibition will showcase approximately 150 of his drawings, three marble sculptures, his earliest painting, a monumental cartoon for his last fresco in the Vatican Palace, and a wood architectural model for a chapel vault. The museum will also display a body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context, making it a diverse and extensive show for art lovers to enjoy. Dubbed Il Divino ("the divine one") by his contemporaries, the artist’s powerful work is said to have transported viewers of his works. For complete details and information please visit The Met Museum’s website (here).

The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and The Bed

The Met Breuer
Exhibition Dates: November 15- February 4, 2018

Though the deeply troubled artist is most renowned for his haunting painting, The Scream, Edvard Munch (1863–1944) created a massive portfolio of works during his lifetime, all as brilliant as they are troubled. With themes of chronic illness, sexual liberation, religious aspiration, alienation, and human anxiety as inspiration, Munch worked with intense colors to convey his inner demons. Fascinating, dark, and brilliant, he became one of the most controversial and eventually renowned artists to date. Self-Portrait: Between the Clock and the Bed (1940–43)— was one of his final works and this exhibition in its name will feature approximately 45 of the artist's works, including 16 self-portraits and pieces that will make their US debut during this exhibition. An iconic showcase, more than half of the works were part of Munch's personal collection and remained with him throughout his life. For complete details and information please visit The Met Museum’s website (here).

The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021

Items: Is Fashion Modern?

The Museum of Modern Art
Exhibition Dates: October 1, 2017–January 28, 2018

We think that fashion is art as well. A true form of self-expression, with the human form as canvas, there is beauty in style and art in couture. For fashionistas, Items: Fashion Modern? ' is a unique exhibition that celebrates both the fashion and functionality of key pieces in fashion history. Exploring the present, past—and sometimes the future,' 111 items of clothing and accessories have been selected for their impact on the world, both past and present. Among the exhibition are iconic fashion pieces: Levi’s 501s, the Breton shirt, the Little Black Dress, the sari, the pearl necklace, the kippah, and the keffiyeh. For complete details and information please visit The Museum of Modern Art’s website (here).

Laura Owens

Whitney Museum Of American Art
Exhibition Dates: November 10, 2017–February 4, 2018

A present day Los Angeles-based artist, the innovative—and at times controversial—Laura Owens has become touted as one of the most influential artists of her generation. The Whitney will showcase 60 paintings from the mid-1990s until today, as well as items curated specially for this exhibition. For those seeking something slightly quirky, Owen’s early canvases feature goofy personal allusions, doodling, and common craft materials. While her more current works highlight and embrace the present with silkscreen, computer manipulation, digital printing, and material exploration. For complete details and information please visit Whitney Museum Of American Art website (here).

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

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