6 Out-Of-The-World Art Exhibitions In New York You Can’t Miss

From contemporary art to immersive experiences, presenting NYC’s art bonanza!

Art drives many! Whether it is historic, scientific, photographic or abstract, it inspires and moves people in life. And, lucky are we, these days art exhibitions act as a canvas for the artists where they showcase their precious artwork. Without a doubt, New York city is a treasure trove for such art enthusiasts, with a seemingly endless array of exhibitions happening at any given time. The abundance of art fair options in Manhattan and the outer boroughs of New York has made the city powerhouse of creativity. World-renowned museums like the Met, MoMA to cutting-edge Chelsea galleries continue to draw tourists and art aficionados in large numbers from around the world. No matter what type of art you’re into, NYC’s art scene will surely have something that will amaze you. So, lace up your walking shoes and get ready to explore! Here are the best art exhibitions to see around the city.


At The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sleeping Beauty-Re awakening fashion

 For all the sartorially-inclined, Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion at the Met is must visit. This Costume Institute’s spring 2024 exhibition features  approximately 220 garments and accessories spanning four centuries, all visually connected through themes of nature, which also serves as a metaphor for the transience of fashion. Visitors can smell the aromatic histories of hats bearing floral motifs, touch the walls of galleries that will be embossed with the embroidery of select garments, and look at garments that can no longer be dressed on mannequins due to their extreme fragility.


Abetare- Petrit Halilaj

In the same museum, you can visit one of Met’s most anticipated annual roof garden commissions, an art series where artists use coveted space as their canvas. This year’s commission is Abetare by Petrit Haliljal. The art series including several sculptures is inspired by childhood doodles Petrit found on the desks of his former school in Kosovo and throws light on the current political and cultural scenarios of the region.


At Jewish Museum

Overflow, Afterglow- New Work in Chromatic Figuration

For a pop of colour, the Overflow, Afterglow: New Work in Chromatic Figuration exhibition features painting, sculpture, and installation all rich in colours by seven up and coming artists including Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, Sasha Gordon, Sara Issakharian and others. The exhibit showcases use of supernatural colour and uncanny luminescence to challenge the boundaries of traditional figuration. The exhibit will run through September 15, 2024.


At American Museum of Natural History

Ice Cold - An Exhibition of Hip-Hop Jewelry

 For all the jewellery enthusiasts, the Ice Cold: An Exhibition of Hip-Hop Jewellery is a visual treat. The exhibition features some of the stunning jewellery pieces that trace the history of hip-hop from the 1980s to today. It celebrates jewellery worn by some of its iconic stars including Slick Rick’s dazzling crown, the diamond-studded Roc-A-Fella medallion for the record label co-founded by Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj’s sparkling ‘Barbie’ pendant, and A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, FERG, and Tyler, the Creator, among others.


At Brooklyn Museum 


For a never-seen-before glimpse inside the life of Paul McCartneythe famed member of The Beatles, you must look at the Paul McCartney Photographs 1963–64: Eyes of the Storm at the Brooklyn Museum. In this exhibition, you’ll get a peek into photos from the Pentax camera of McCartney from the peak era of his career. More than 250 of McCartney’s photos, recently rediscovered in his archives, reveals the intensity of The Beatles’ 1960s touring schedule, “The Fab Four” members, his personal life outside music, and his meteoric rise to fame.


At Intrepid Museum

Apollo-When We Went to the Moon

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon is displayed at the Intrepid Museum—home of the space shuttle enterprise. This special space exhibition unpacks the history of the Apollo program and sets the stage for NASA’s current Moon to Mars campaign. The exhibit features different interactive media, pictures, and rarely-seen artefacts from the U.S. Space & Rocket Centre. It explores technology and world events that defined this pivotal moment in the space race.

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