Thanksgiving is on the way, but before you start to plan your trip over the river and through the woods, perhaps you should consider feasting on this menu of must-see art shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum and Museum of Modern Art, along with other offerings in art galleries around the city.
The top 10 NYC gallery exhibitions in November
Check out our art critic's picks for the best shows this month at some of New York City's best galleries
Gallery exhibitions in November
This survey of works by Pollock drawn from MoMA’s holdings revisits the familiar, but always fascinating, story of the American artist whose career most closely paralleled the country’s rise to cultural dominance in the postwar era. From his salad days of working for the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s to his breakthrough moments of fashioning drip compositions in the late 1940s and even his period of creating works just before his death (in a crash while driving drunk), Pollock’s artistic life was a struggle to free himself from parochialism and his limitations (as a painter and individual) to best Europe at its modernist game. At a time when such a thing was still possible, he did just that, albeit at great personal cost.