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New York City Art Galleries And Installations Worth Seeing In 2021
New York City is known for its many museums and art galleries across the city. The last year left many avid art lovers missing their favorite pastime with the closings due to the global pandemic.
In 2021, these New York City galleries are open and ready to fulfill your art cravings, whether in person or from your home.
Editor’s note: For in-person gallery viewings, please adhere to all required COVID-19 safety protocols. This includes wearing a mask, social distancing, and frequent sanitizing and handwashing.
1. Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver’s Cinematic Illumination
Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver’s Cinematic Illumination, combines life during the 60s with avant-garde art and modern experimental approaches to film. This exhibition is also available for virtual viewing thanks to the MoMA’s team of curators.
Where To Find This Exhibit: MoMA, Floor 4, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Studio through Feb 2021
2. About Time : Fashion & Duration
In celebration of The Met’s 150th anniversary, the costume department created an exhibition which traces more than a century of fashion, from 1870 to the present. It explores the changes in fashion between each generation and time period.
Where To Find This Exhibit: The Met at Fifth Ave., running through Feb. 7, 2021.
3. The City Within
Did you know before 1988 Brooklyn was a city of its own? Brooklyn, which is four times bigger than Manhattan, is known as “the city within a city”. Brooklyn Photographers, Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb, created a photo exhibit to show how culturally diverse Brooklyn has grown to be.
Where To Find This Exhibit: The Museum of New York City (currently closed for renovations but will open Feb 2021), running through May 2021.
4. New York Responds: The First Six Months
New York Responds is a part of the Museum of New York’s focus for the year, capturing the first 6-months of 2020. We can all agree 2020 was a bit of a rollercoaster ride, with New York being one of the epicenters of the chaos. This exhibition was curated from dozens of social media posts, documenting the stories of New Yorkers during this time.
Where To Find This Exhibit: The Museum of New York City (currently closed for renovations but will open Feb. 2021), through April 2021. This exhibit is also available for virtual view on The Museum of New York’s website.
Not able to visit New York to see these exhibits? Looking to experience some new art in the comfort of your own home? Check out these virtual offerings.
5. Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat is a three part video series to honor the New York City artist. The series will be broken up into three musical genres— Jazz, Punk and No Wave, and Hip-Hop. Creatives will discuss how each ultimately impacted Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work. Musical legend Quincy Jones and jazz legend Terrace Martin are the curators of the exhibit.
Where To Find This Exhibit: The Broad’s website, with the first series premiering Jan. 21, 2021.