New York City is one of the greatest places in the United States and is home to things like the most delicious pizza in the world, the best live theater and some of the country’s most magnificent monuments. What some may not realize is that New York City is also a mecca for the arts, housing artwork from both local visionaries and world-renowned artists. If you’re planning a trip to New York City, here are five art exhibitions going on right now that you need to visit.
Ever since the premiere of “Stranger Things” on Netflix, Eggo Waffles have been thrust back into the limelight. Art gallery Bureau has given artist Tom Holmes his own exhibit which takes the popular breakfast food and turns it on its head. Art aficionados will want to check out the star piece of this show, the profound “L’Eggo My Eggo®.”
2. Fernando Botero Sculpture Exhibit
If your interest is in sculptures rather than paintings, then you’ll want to pay a visit to the Gary Nader NY gallery. From now until March 31st, the gallery is celebrating the works of Fernando Botero, an 84-year-old Colombian who continues to create art to this day. The exhibit is displaying 10 of his most renowned bronze sculptures, each one truly embracing the signature Botero style.
3. Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction
While you’re at the Museum of Modern Art viewing works from Muslim artists, take some time to check out the Francis Picabia exhibition. A French painter, Picabia is best known for his works in the Cubism, Dada and Surrealism genres. No two Picabia paintings are the same due to his ever-changing art style. The Museum of Modern Art is celebrating Picabia’s entire art history with a display of over 200 paintings, allowing viewers to see this artist’s evolution for themselves. This display is the first time that this many of Picabia’s pieces are available to view at once in the United States.
4. I’m Nobody! Who Are You? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson
The Morgan Library & Museum presents more than 100 items from esteemed poet Emily Dickinson, many of which are on display for the first time. This exhibit shows the poet in a new light, showing her correspondence with friends and early drafts of some of her most famous work. If you even have the slightest interest in Emily Dickinson, this exhibit is a must-see while you’re in New York City.
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