The Winter Guide | 2017 - 2018 MUSEUM OF THE CIT Y O F N E W YO R K
M USEUM OF MODERN ART
King in New York
Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings
Tania Bruguera: Untitled (Havana, 2000)
Opens January 13th
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., this exhibit chronicles the leader’s encounters with New York throughout the 1950s and 60s. Featuring historic images depicting King’s sermons, discussions and relationships, the exhibition will reveal a lesser-known side of the activist and position New York City within the national civil rights movement.
Opens January 30th
Opens February 3rd
Widely celebrated as one of our nation’s preeminent landscape painters, Thomas Cole traveled extensively throughout England and Italy during his years as a young artist. The exhibit explores Cole’s career in relation to his travels and European roots and highlights the dialogue between American and European artist in the mid-19th century.
This exhibition features the work of the Cuban-born artist and activist Tania Bruguera, whose performative installation activates the audience to investigate questions of state power. Combining milled sugarcane, video footage of Fidel Castro and live performance in near-total darkness, the work considers the contradictions involved in life post-Cuban Revolution.
ARTS & CULTURE THE MET
THE WHITNEY MUSEUM
Dangerous Beauty: Medusa in Classical Art
Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away
Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables
Opens February 5th
Opens February 9th
Opens March 2nd
This exhibit traces the transformation of the representation of Medusa overtime - from grotesque and horrific to increasingly feminine and beautiful. Featuring 60 works of art, the collection explores the idealizing humanism of Classic Greek art, the connection between beauty and horror and lasting societal influences in terms of reactions to female empowerment.
For the first time in the United States, a comprehensive survey of work by Danish artist Danh Vo will fill the Guggenheim’s rotunda. The exhibit will offer insight into Vo’s productions over the past 15 years, as well as new works created especially for the installment. Witness Vo’s illuminating inspection of the power structures and cultural forces that shape our world.
Though most well-known for his American Gothic, the double portrait of a pitchfork-wielding farmer and a woman, Grant Wood’s career includes a wider range of decorative objects, Impressionist oils and more. Witness this exhibition’s exploration of the complex, sophisticated artist who delved into the economic and social upheaval in America during the Depression!
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Published on Dec 21, 2017