Feel Like Hitting a Museum this Fall?

Posted September 16, 2021

Here are some notable current and upcoming exhibitions:

Head to Fotografiska in the Flatiron District for Andy Warhol: Photo Factory. The exhibit is a visual diary of Warhol's life and work, and showcases his work as a photographer through more than 120 Polaroid portraits (remember them?), photo strips and stitched photographs. You can expect to see luminaries such as Debbie Harry, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Grace Jones and Keith Haring. Through January 30.

The Brooklyn Museum plays host to Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, which showcases the 70-plus-year history of the House of Dior. The show includes shots from prominent American photographers and works by Dior and the artistic directors who followed, including Yves Saint-Laurent and Maria Grazia Chiuri. Through February 20.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art also delves into fashion with In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, the Costume Institute's two-part survey of American fashion. September 18 - September 5, 2022.

Poster House a museum devoted exclusively to, well, posters, in Chelsea presents You Won't Bleed Me: How Blaxploitation Posters Defined Cool & Delivered Profits, which examines the posters that were used to market the Blaxploitation films of the 70s. Through February 6.

The Whitney brings us Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror, which will showcase paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints of Johns', many of which haven't been seen before in public. The Mind/Mirror theme is a nod to the artist's incorporation of mirrors and doubles in his work. September 29 - February 13.

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be shown at the New York Historical Society on the Upper West Side. The exhibit explores the iconic justice's life and work with a focus on her efforts to protect civil rights. You can expect to see a robe and jabot from her Supreme Court wardrobe and her official portrait, as well as hear her speak at listening stations. October 1 through January 23.

These are but a snapshot of the goings-on at our much-beloved museums!

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