A museum trip shouldn't be saved for NYC on a rainy day: With specialties ranging from modern art to mathematics, sex to outer space, there a museum in New York for every aesthetic and intellectual curiosity. To help you find the exact stimulation you seek, our critics have rounded up the very best museum exhibitions in New York City right now. Want a dose of culture without spending a penny? There are also plenty of free museum shows to check out in the city.
Best museum exhibitions in NYC
Sasha Velour, the gender-subverting, avant-garde eyebrow icon of the Brooklyn drag scene, invites you to view her surreal illustrated visions at this new free exhibition. View stylized images of drag divas in noirish night time settings and witness the magic of a glam performance artist extending her gifts to a new medium.Read more
The American Museum of Natural History’s new dino-mite attraction proves you can spot the extinct creatures in the concrete jungle right this minute. Don’t fret—Godzilla won’t make an appearance anytime soon (we hope). Instead, the exhibit features the latest discoveries from paleontologists, like evidence that dinosaurs walk (or fly) among us in the form of—birds? Up your prehistoric knowledge and pop in for the highlights, including a fossilized Velociraptor and a model of an Oviraptor’s nest, plus plenty of bones, beaks and feathers that look as if they’re from The Land Before Time.Read more