Art Lovers’ Guide to Museums in NYC: Fall 2019 Edition

New York City is full of art, from downtown galleries to public sculptures and murals where you’d least expect them. But the biggest museums in NYC never fail to impress. Check out our handy guide to the absolute best art to see this fall.

The Guggenheim Museum: Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now

Fall 2019 is your last chance to see Implicit Tensions: Mapplethrope Now before it closes in January. Don’t miss a chance to see Polaroids, collages, and mixed-media constructions by the late photographer Robert Mapplethrope (1946-1989), one of the most critically acclaimed and controversial in the last century.

On view until: January 5, 2020

The Whitney Museum of American Art: Order and Ornament: Roy Lichtenstein’s Entablatures

American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) is famous for the cartoon-like images he created in the 1960s. In a departure from his more well-known works, this exhibit focuses on a series he created in the 1970s, which was inspired by the stunning facades of buildings found throughout lower Manhattan.

On view: September 27, 2019 – TBD 2020

The Museum of Modern Art: Private Lives, Public Spaces

In the 1920s, when small-gauge film stock became widely available, home movie making was suddenly affordable for the masses. Around the world, ordinary people began recording their daily lives — long before the camera phone made the practice a common aspect of everyday life. In this exhibit, 100 screens will showcase unseen, homemade videos dating from 1907 until the 1990s.

On view: October 21, 2019 – July 20, 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection

Over the course of five decades, Sandy Schreier curated one of the finest private fashion collections in the country. From couture to ready-to-wear, American to French, this collection — part of the Costume Institute’s fall 2019 exhibition — will showcase how fashion is a form of creative expression.

On view: November 27, 2019 – May 17, 2020

Discover the Best Museums in NYC this Fall

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