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January 15, 2009 7:19 PM   Subscribe

Any especially interesting exhibits in NYC next week?

I'm going to be in NYC next week and I'll have lots of by-myself weekday daytime to burn. It's easy to come up with ideas and I'm happy to go back to the Big and Much Loved Museums, but I'm wondering if anyone has any timely and particular suggestions.... a fascinating exhibit of X at gallery Z, say?
posted by moxiedoll to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The Eggleston show at the Whitney. The Calder jewelry at the Met. A roam around Chelsea.
posted by xammerboy at 7:27 PM on January 15, 2009

I have heard the Calder jewelry exhibit is incredible.
posted by junipero at 7:33 PM on January 15, 2009

Protecting the Word: Bookbindings of the Morgan The Morgan is in midtown and easy to get to. The exhibit is breathtaking, I highly recommend it.

Treasures of a President: FDR and the Sea The location is touristy and out of the way, but if model ships, scrimshaw and anything Nautical or Maritime interests you, well worth a trip. Review from NYT.
posted by mlis at 7:47 PM on January 15, 2009

I'm happy to go back to the Big and Much Loved Museums

Have you been to Cooper-Hewitt?
posted by mlis at 7:51 PM on January 15, 2009

You like James Jean? He's got an exhibit going on at the Jonathan Levine Gallery (that I'm planning to make my way to as well). And I'm glad I looked that up because I didn't know about the Kenichi Hoshine exhibit taking place there as well.
posted by kkokkodalk at 7:52 PM on January 15, 2009

The Printed Picture exhibit at MoMA. It's extremely thorough; I learned tons about how images have been reproduced at different periods-- also a good primer in early photo techniques.
posted by cymru_j at 8:08 PM on January 15, 2009

copy - paste

...and when it comes to smaller shows, it's really a subjective experience.

And most of the shows noted in this previous are probably still up.
posted by ezekieldas at 8:09 PM on January 15, 2009

Also cool at MoMA: the Artist's Choice show curated by Vik Muniz and the super-fun Pipilotti Rist installation. And, if it's still up, there's a really well-curated selection of permanent collection stuff--70s to present--on the 2nd floor.

It's a really good time to visit.
posted by neroli at 8:40 PM on January 15, 2009

Also possibly interesting, if this is the kind of thing that floats your boat: the Elizabeth Dee gallery in Chelsea is going to be showing a bunch of early, rarely-seen Derek Jarman films.
posted by neroli at 8:49 PM on January 15, 2009

Yeah, what kind of stuff do you like?

I've heard good things about the Muniz show that neroli linked to.

If you like the Japanese Superflat/anime-manga aesthetic, then Lehmann Maupinn has a show of Mr., who is part of Takashi Murakami's collective.

Deitch Projects always has a series of fun stuff going on -- the Haring thing might be nice.
posted by suedehead at 11:01 PM on January 15, 2009

I went to The Frick Collection last week, and I think it's now my favorite in New York.
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty at 6:33 AM on January 16, 2009

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