Museum Shows

Specialty Museums

Exterior photo by Gavin Ashworth, courtesy of the American Folk Art Museum

American Folk Art Museum

A Piece of Yourself: Gift Giving in Self-Taught Art (July 22 – December 31), located at The Self Taught Genius Gallery, Long Island City. The gallery is at 47-29 32nd Place, take the 7 train to 33rd Street, then walk 2 blocks. MTA Trip Planner info is here

Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler (September 17, 2019 – January 26, 2020)

American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets)

Vera Neumann, Sundown, 1970. Watercolor on paper, 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy Susan Seid.

Museum of Art and Design

Vera Paints a Scarf (August 8, 2019 – January 26, 2020)

The World of Anna Sui (September 12, 2019 – February 23, 2020)

Roger Brown: Virtual Still Lifes (May 2 – September 15)

Museum of Art and Design, 2 Columbus Circle

Tranceflora, 2015-19; Sputniko! (Hiromi Ozaki) (Japanese, b. 1985) and Masaya Kushino (Japanese, b. 1982), Another Farm (Tokyo, Japan), in collaboration with National Agricultural and Research Organization (NARO) (Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, founded 2006) and Hosoo (Kyoto, Japan, founded 1688);
Glowing transgenic silk; Photo by So Morimoto

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Nature – Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (now through January 20, 2020)

Iridescence (now through October 27)

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st Street

Michael Mott, minidress , c irca 1968, USA. The Museum at FIT, Gift of Beauregard Houston Montgomery, 86.12.1

Museum at FIT

Minimalism/Maximalism (May 28 – November 16)

Paris: Capital of Fashion (September 6, 2019 – January 4, 2020)

Museum at FIT, Seventh Avenue and 27th Street

The Jewish Museum, 2014. Photo: Will Ragozzino/

The Jewish Museum

Scenes from the Collection (ongoing)

The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street

View from 124th Street, Courtesy Adjaye Associates

The Studio Museum in Harlem

The building is undergoing renovation and expansion, but the museum is still showcasing art in venues around the city.

Radical Reading Room (May 3 – October 27) at Studio Museum 127, located at 429 West 127th Street

MOOD (Artists-in-Residence program from June 9 – September 8) at MoMA PS1, located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City. Directions are here