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


Winter is the most exciting time of the year in New York. Festive holiday cheer from stunning window displays to ice skating and hot chocolate await around seemingly every corner. But for a great way to warm up on a cold winter day, dip inside to these 4 winter exhibits at our favorite museums in NYC.

Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts at MoMA

From watercolors to flashing neon signs and video corridors, Bruce Nauman has no signature style. Fittingly, this exhibit traces with what the artist has called “withdrawal as an art form” where bodies are fragmented and voices emanate from hidden speakers. “At a time when the notion of truth feels increasingly under attack, his work compels viewers to relinquish the safety of the familiar.” – MoMA

Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future at The Guggenheim Museum

When Hilma af Klint began creating abstract paintings in 1906, nothing similar had ever been seen before. Bold and colorful, these paintings came decades before artists like Kandinsky and Mondrian took similar strides. Most of af Klint’s work remained private and have rarely been exhibited—most works were unseen until 20 years after her death, in 1986.

Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Creche at The Met Fifth Avenue

The presentation of the Christmas tree is a longstanding holiday tradition at The Met. Magnificently lit, this 20-foot blue spruce looms over a vivid 18th-century Neapolitan Nativity scene, set in front of the magnificent Spanish choir screen from the Cathedral of Valladolid.

Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again at The Whitney Museum of American Art

Everybody knows Andy Warhol. Decades after his untimely death, his carefully-cultivated persona and experimental art is as recognizable as ever. This exhibit sets to bring the work of Warhol into the 21st century—like it’s never been seen before.

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