With so many new exhibitions opening each week it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by choice. To help you plan your museum trips, we've rounded up the very best exhibitions in New York this Autumn. If you can't make any of the shows or want to delve deeper into these exhibitions, we have the catalogues for you.
Edvard Munch : Between the Clock and the Bed - Met Breuer (November 15, 2017 - February 4, 2018)
This show opening at the Met Breuer in November willl feature approximately 45 of the artist's masterpieces created over a span of six decades, including 16 self-portraits and works that have never before been seen in the United States.
Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme - Museum at FIT (Until January 6, 2018)
Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme is the first major exhibition to show how fashion designers have been inspired by clothing developed to preserve life in extreme environments. The show traces the progression from strictly utilitarian to fashionable and presents an array of down-filled “puffer” coats perfected for extreme mountain climbing to the usage of experimental high-tech materials, such as neoprene and Mylar, initially developed for deep sea and outer space exploration, that have made their way onto the world’s most exclusive runways and into this exhibition.
Items explores the present, past—and sometimes the future—of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries—and continue to hold currency today. Among them are pieces as well-known and transformative as the Levi’s 501s, the Breton shirt, and the Little Black Dress, and as ancient and culturally charged as the sari, the pearl necklace, the kippah, and the keffiyeh.
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer - Metropolitan Museum of Art (November 13, 2017 - February 12, 2018)
This blockbuster show, the largest exhibition of Michelangelo works in the Met Museum's history, will examine Michelangelo's rich legacy as a supreme draftsman and designer. It will feature 150 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault, as well as a substantial body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context.
Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum (September 15, 2017 - February 4, 2018)
Modigliani Unmasked is the first exhibition in the United States to focus on Amedeo Modigliani’s early drawings made in the years after he arrived in Paris in 1906. The show includes approximately 130 drawings, 12 paintings, and seven sculptures by the artist. Modigliani's art is complemented by work representative of the various multicultural influences - African, Asian, Greek, Egyptian, and Khmer - that inspired the young artist during this lesser-known, early period.
Never Built New York - Queens Museum (Until February 18, 2018)
Discover the New York City that might have been through original prints, drawings, models, installations, and animations of architectural proposals that never made it off the drawing pad - a city where you could catch a football game in Manhattan, travel via a floating airport, and live in an apartment also acting as a bridge support.