The fall season is the best period to catch all the interesting art exhibitions from the various galleries in New York City. This autumn’s exhibition will be mostly featuring cosmopolitan artworks from China, Tibet, Italy, Austria and even Jerusalem.
Paintings and sculptures from top art galleries around the city such as the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others, will be open for public viewing, with the best collection of cosmopolitan artworks available on display that will make any art lover go dizzy with amazement.
To help you navigate your way through the numerous aesthetic works, we have handpicked nine of the most famous art exhibitions you do not want to miss this autumn in New York City.
First, we have the Archtober – New York’s Architecture and Design month as rendered by the city’s architects and building enthusiasts of the month of October. It is an annual month-long exhibition that is aimed at celebrating local architecture from October 1st – October 31st.
This year’s exhibition will be offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse at the major buildings that make up New York City’s skyline. The exhibition features a “building of the day” procession that will be showcased on each of the 31-day period and is expected to host over 100 tours, films, lectures and celebrations.
The participants of this exhibition include top names like the Guggenheim, Copper Hewitt, Central Park Conservancy, the Museum of Modern Art, the AIANY and its center for Architecture and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. You definitely need to watch out for this exhibition!
It is definitely an art exhibition you do not want to miss!
Monumental Lhasa: Fortress, Palace, Temple
This exhibition which is hosted by the Rubin museum will feature some of the most prominent artworks from public and private collections all around Europe and North America. It will also include paintings, photographs, films and drawings of architectural landmarks from periods dating as far back as the seventh century in Lhasa, the holy capital of Tibet.
This is the first exhibition of its kind to ever take place and it will be held from September 16, 2016 – January 9, 2017. The exhibition will explore the relationship between image-making and placemaking, including how the production and transmission of these rare images influence the distinctive character, identity, familiarity and power of these important architectural landmarks.
This exhibition will offer visitors a front row seat to visiting and experiencing the holy city of Lhasa and its main architectural sites from the comfort of the Rubin museum. It is one exhibition you absolutely do not want to miss.
Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven
This exhibition, hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be featuring over 200 works of art from 60 different lenders around the world.
It will include never seen before collections that have been hidden away in their religious houses of origin between the years 1000 to 1400. It is scheduled to hold from September 6, 2016 – January 8, 2017.
This exhibition will focus on the role played by the holy city of Jerusalem in the shaping of art in that timeframe. It will also feature for the first time the city’s rich cultural traditions and aesthetic strands, including the over four dozen key loans originating from the medieval city’s broad religious communities.
Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks of Six Dynasties China, 3rd–6th Centuries
From the China Institute of Lower Manhattan comes this classic inaugural exhibition scheduled to take place from September 30, 2016 – March 19, 2017. It will feature artworks of ancient China dating back from the third to sixth centuries, a period considered to be one of the most active and influential in the history of Chinese art.
Expected to be on display are paintings, ceramics, calligraphy and sculptures produced by artists that were influenced by the happenings of this time. It will also explore how these dynamic works will later define future Chinese art. It is a one-of-a-kind exhibition you will surely enjoy attending.
If you are interested in abstract expressionism and minimalism, you will most certainly appreciate the work of Agnes Martin, a very talented artist and a pivotal figure of the 1950s and 1960s, whose work comprises of subtle geometric drawings which never lose sight of her sensations while aspiring toward perfection.
Hosted by the Guggenheim from October 7, 2016 – January 11, 2017, this exhibition will showcase all of her works from the 1950s up until the end of her career in the early 2000s. It will feature various collections influenced by her environment including her beliefs of Taoism and Zen Buddhism. It is an exhibition worth attending.
Beverly Buchanan: Ruins and Rituals
Beverly Buchanan’s Ruins and Rituals collection comprises of about 200 objects including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, notebooks of her writings and documentations of her performances.
Also to be showcased for the first time is a new video installation of her existing earthworks. She was a major player in the most prominent movements of her time, Post-Minimalism, Land Art and feminism. She was also credited with linking political and social consciousness with the formal aesthetics of abstraction.
This is a comprehensive exhibition of all of Buchanan’s work to date, the first in a yearlong project aimed at celebrating female contributions to art and it would be held from October 21, 2016 – March 5, 2017 at the Brooklyn museum. You shouldn’t miss this one!
Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age, 1900–1918
Starting from September 22, 2016 – January 16, 2017 the Neue Galerie will be exhibiting these famous works of art by Klimt from Vienna.
On display, there will be 12 paintings, 40 drawings, 40 pieces of decorative art and vintage photos of the alluring portraits of the women of Vienna.
The exhibition’s main highlights feature two of Klimt’s full length portraits – Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II (1912), which will be displayed side by side for the first time in a decade.
It is a truly exciting art exhibition you don’t want to miss!
Word and Image: Martin Luther’s Reformation
This exhibition is held in honor of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s publishing of the 95 Theses of Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany and the foundations of the Reformation.
It highlights the use of the various media available in Martin Luther’s time, including music, printed books, prints, and paintings. There will also be some rarely seen papers from the 95 theses, several important letters, about 10 paintings of Lucas Cranach, the first printed Lutheran hymnal, and so much more.
The Morgan Library and Museum in New York City in partnership with The German Historical Museum in Berlin, The Luther Memorials Foundation in Saxony-Anhalt, The State Museum of Prehistory in Halle, and Schloss Friedenstein in Gotha will be hosting this exhibition from October 7, 2016 – January 22, 2017.
It is rumored that most of the works to be shown have never been exhibited in the United States before. It is certainly the exhibition of a lifetime!
Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York
Gay Gotham is a two-gallery exhibition scheduled to hold from October 7, 2016 – February 26, 2017 at The Museum of the City of New York, which showcases the works of the underground world of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artists in New York City.
It includes paintings, photographs, letters and snapshots from artists like Andy Warhol, Mae West, Leonard Bernstein, Robert Mapplethorpe and Gertrude Stein. It is an exhibition which reveals the hidden side of the creative networks which existed in New York City in the 20th century, most of which shaped the mainstream society we live in today.
It is a celebration of the power of artistic collaboration to transcend oppression, a ground-breaking exhibition you do not want to miss!