With New York’s art scene being so prominent yet ever changing, you’ll want to be sure to catch significant exhibitions. Time Out New York rounds up the the best art shows and exhibits in NYC, from offerings at the best photography and art galleries in NYC to shows at renowned institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim.
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Bill Traylor (1854–1949) is generally acknowledged as a master of 20th-century art, a reputation made all the remarkable by the fact that he was self-taught former slave who began making at at age 85. This exhibition offers a selection of Traylor’s renderings from The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and Family Collections.
Inmate art has long held a fascination for the way it provides a window into the lives of those coping with imprisonment. This exhibition offers examples created by individuals who were incarcerated for reasons ranging from political dissent to mental illness.
Sculptures by Swiss artist H.R. Giger (1940–2014), creator of the monster that rampaged through Alien, are joined here by objects from Mark Prent, a Canadian artist with a similar taste for grotesque surrealism. You may find yourself spooked.
This show features paintings and sculptures drawn from the collection of The Brant Foundation. Featured are a list of name-brand contibutors, ranging from Pop Art icons like Andy Warhol to current art market faves like Urs Fisher.
Japan’s representative at the 1998 Venice Biennale, Katsura Funakoshi is a figurative sculptor who works primarily in wood. He's known for crafting sublime, enigmatic busts of subjects who alternate between surreal, mythical beings possessed of an animistic presence and straightforward portraits of friends and acquaintances.