Best Art Exhibits Coming To NYC In 2016

June 7, 2016 5:59 AM

(credit: MoMA Design Store)

(credit: MoMA Design Store)

NYC has and always will be a city full of culture and art. Whether you’re an art enthusiast or simply looking for an interesting weekend activity, The Big Apple has you covered. Grab a group of friends or take a solo outing to view an art exhibit at one of the city’s many museums. Check out these 2016 NYC art exhibits.
(credit: Museum of the Moving Image)

(credit: Museum of the Moving Image)

To The Moon And Beyond: Graphic Films And Inception Of 2001: A Space Odyssey
Museum of the Moving Image
3601 35th Ave.
Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 777-6888
www.movingimage.us

Running through August 14

There is still time to check this one out, so head over right away. If you’re a fan of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, then you will want to see “To The Moon and Beyond: Graphic Films and Inception of 2001: A Space Odyssey” at the Museum of the Moving Image. Research and sketches for the film began in 1965, by a California-based production company known as Graphic Films. The exhibition is full of unseen art and correspondence between Kubrick and Graphic Films, including over twenty sketches for space vehicles and a lunar base, and technical advice and script suggestions. You can even see an early draft of the script!

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(credit: CBS2)

MANUS x MACHINA: Fashion In An Age Of Technology 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10028
(212) 535-7710
www.metmuseum.org

May 5 – August 14

Fashionistas, this exhibition is for you! “MANUS x MACHINA Fashion in an Age of Technology,” looks at the juxtaposition between handmade and machine-made haute couture and ready-to-wear clothing. The exhibition, presented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Robert Lehman Wing and Anna Wintour Costume Center, features over 120 ensembles from the 1800s to present day. Haute couture and ready-to-wear looks are placed side-by-side so that you can compare handmade techniques such as embroidery, pleating, leatherwork and lacework, to machine-made techniques such as circular knitting, 3D printing, laser cutting, and more.

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The new building housing the relocated Whitney Museum of American Art stands in Manhattan's meatpacking district on April 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The new building housing the relocated Whitney Museum of American Art stands in Manhattan’s meatpacking district on April 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Open Plan: Steve McQueen
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 570-3600
www.whitney.org

Through May 14

Running for another month, “Open Plan: Steve McQueen,” is an experimental five-part exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The museum’s fifth floor serves as an open gallery without any interior walls. The exhibition focuses on an expanded version of artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen’s work “End Credits.” This work highlights documents the FBI kept on file of Paul Robeson, a well-known African-American performer.

Guggenheim Museum in New York City (Credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Guggenheim Museum in New York City
(Credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

But A Storm Is Blowing From Paradise
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10128
www.guggenheim.org

Through October 5

As the third exhibition featured in the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, “But A Storm Is Blowing From Paradise” explores contemporary artwork out of the Middle East and North African region, including videos, photos, sculptures and various other mediums portraying the artistic movements that are thriving in the region. After the exhibition, many of these works will go on to become part of the permanent collection at the Guggenheim.

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Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954 

(credit: MoMA Design Store)

(credit: MoMA Design Store)

MoMa
11 W. 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400
www.moma.org

Through May 1

“Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954,” is an exhibition running through May 1 at MoMa (The Museum of Modern Art). The exhibition features fifty Jackson Pollock drawings, prints and paintings from the 1930s through the 1950s. This way, you can see Pollock’s artistic evolution from his loose figurative images to his abstract, dripping paint works. Jackson Pollock’s greatest painting and one of his largest canvases entitled “One: Number 31, 1950,” will be part of the exhibition.

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Lanya Trypupenko is a freelance writer living in NYC and covering all things New York. She is a self-proclaimed shopaholic who is always on the lookout for the latest trends and deals. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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