Check out the last few days of the Whitney Biennial! With 3 curators who created the vision and the exhibit, it is always a visual fun feast! Closing May 25th, one still has a few days left to catch this show which determines the current trends in the visual arts making some artists megastars overnight! And, most people either love it or hate it! If you see it, feel free to comment on it here on my blog! Let's start a conversation!
MOMA has some hot, hot, hot exhibits over the summer! Check out Sigmar Polke and Gaugin: Metamorphosis and as always there permanent collection cannot be equaled in this writer's estimation for select works highlighting modern art, sculpture, etc. My favorite galleries at MOMA include the photography galleries and the print and drawing galleries which always showcase their extensive collections of prints and artist's books! Check out their sculpture garden for a break in the day at the museum. I always advise people to purchase tickets online, but if you can't, get there early as the crowds tend to start around noon! On Friday evenings the museum is free...but, beware, also very crowded!
Another hot spot this summer is the MET! With its rooftop sculpture garden that is open late Friday and Saturday evenings, the MET has become a place to hang while getting some culture on a summer evening! On my list of must-see exhibits is Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul, The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design; and Charles James: Beyond Fashion. Also, the MET has the exquisite Temple of Dendur in the Egyptian wings which is totally filled with skylights as well as their sculpture galleries. I could spend several days at the NY bastion of culture!
There is nothing more refreshing as well as Central Park on a hot, summer day! Stop for an hour or so and check out the Central Park Zoo and buy a hot dog and ice cream and enjoy summer in the city!