New York is the go-to city in the U.S. for soaking in all genres of art, isn’t it? Sure, other places have notable art scenes, but we think that they’ll take a long time to catch up to us. Here are a few current exhibitions worth your time.
Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938. This exhibit is the first to focus on the breakthrough Surrealist years of the Belgian painter.
American Modern: Hopper to O’Keefe through January 26th. A fresh look at the museum’s holdings of American art made between 1925 and 1950. Paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and photographs depict a rapidly changing American society in the second quarter of the century.
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Balthus: Cats and Girls-Paintings and Provocations runs through January 12th. Thirty-five paintings by the Polish-French modern artist from the mid-1930s to the 1950s.
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China will be shown through April 6th. It’s the first major exhibition of Chinese contemporary art ever mounted by the Metropolitan.
At the Guggenheim:
Kandinsky in Paris: 1934-1944. This exhibition examines work that Vasily Kandinsky produced in the last 11 years of his life, when he settled in the Parisian suburb Neuilly-sur-Seine. Through April 23rd.
Don’t forget that this is just the tip of the iceberg. New York City has hundreds of museums and galleries. Come and hang with us and explore them all.
Have a great weekend, everybody!