Art Lovers’ Guide to Museums in NYC: Summer 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 summer.

The Museum of Modern Art: Collection Galleries 1880s-1950s

Hit all the major stylistic movements this summer, from Cubism to the work of Henri Matisse and Claude Monet’s refreshing “Water Lilies” — the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.

The Guggenheim Museum: Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now

The second part of “Implicit Tensions” opens on July 24. It will focus on a selection of photographs by cultural icon Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), placed alongside works by other artists from the Guggenheim’s collection, such as Lyle Ashton Harris, Glenn Ligon, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: CAMP: Notes on Fashion

Camp is anything that’s deliberately exaggerated and theatrical in style. Through more than 250 objects, including some dating from the 17th century, The Costume Institute presents the exuberant aesthetic of “camp” fashion, which was the theme of this year’s Met Gala.

The Whitney Museum of American Art: Whitney Biennial 2019

Since 1932, the Biennial has charted the latest developments in American art. As the longest-running exhibition in the country, it’s the best way to take the pulse of contemporary American art, with works from more than 70 artists across painting, sculpture, installation, film, video, photography, performance, and sound.

Discover the Best Museums in NYC this Summer3

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