Check out our handy guide to the absolute best spring art shows at some of the best museums in NYC. There are endless museums and galleries to choose from. But the big players never fail to impress.
The Museum of Modern Art: Constantin Brancusi Sculpture
Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi was ahead of his time. When his work debuted for the first time in the United States, in the 1913 Armory Show, his pieces were described as “disturbing.” More than a century later, his rejection of realism has made him one of the most celebrated sculptors. On view until June 15.
The Guggenheim Museum: Hilma af Klint
The theme of artists who were far ahead of their time continues uptown at The Guggenheim Museum. In 1906, Swedish artist Hilma af Klint began painting radically abstract works of art. The artist kept her paintings private as she believed the world was not ready for them. Only decades after her death (and after the rise to fame of artists like Vasily Kandinsky who created similar works of art) is her work is receiving critical acclaim. On view until June 15.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey
Modern photography is typically considered to have started in the first decades of the 20th century, but plenty of strides were made in the 1800s. Pioneer photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey embarked on a 3-year journey in 1942 to capture more than 1,000 images of the Eastern Mediterranean. See 100 of the oldest-known photographs of Italy, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, and Jerusalem.
The Whitney Museum of American Art: Painting Color in the 1960s
The advent of acrylic paint in the ’60s and ’70s led to the bold, saturated colors those decades are known for. Curated from the Whitney’s permanent collection, see works by Alvin Loving, Ellsworth Kelly, Miriam Schapiro, Frank Stella, and many more.
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