2017 Fall Art Season

New York City

September 15, 2017

September is here and that means that New York city’s galleries, museums and all other art organizations are ready for new and dynamic season. Here is a short list of some noteworthy exhibits, events and installations with something for everyone.



Bronx Stepstreet Murals (Third Avenue and Weiher Court; Third Avenue and 164th Street; and Third Avenue and Boston Post Road)

The South Bronx neighborhoods of Morrisania and Crotona have the highest obesity rates in the city; to encourage exercise and brighten these communities, the Department of Health teamed up with the nonprofit ArtBridge to bring colorful murals to three outdoor staircases in the area. Diana Perea’s “Blue-Winged Warbler” shows a hexagonal pattern inspired by honeycombs of beehives and the blue-winged warbler, a bird native to the Bronx. Josie Gonzalez’ “Rise Up” and “Rise Up 2” features the mythical Power Bird–part Phoenix, Thunderbird, Puerto Rican parrot, and Quetzal–which are symbols of power and freedom in indigenous and Spanish-speaking communities.



CHIHULY at the New York Botanical Garden

April 22, 2017 – October 29, 2017

First major exhibit of Dale Chihuly’s work is currently on display at the New York Botanical Garden. More than twenty installations of Chihuly’s signature organic shapes in vibrant colors use the landscape as a background. At night the artworks are illuminated which gives exhibition a magical energy.



Brooklyn Bridge Park

September 13-17 and September 21-24, 2017

The immersive photography village is back for the sixth year, with two weekends of free photography exhibitions and programming in pop-up shipping container galleries.




Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue

September 13, 2017– January 14, 2018

Provocative exhibit showcasing postwar works of more than 60 international artists exploring the embrace of irrationality.


Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme

Museum at FIT, 27th Street and 7th Avenue

September 15, 2017 – January 6, 2018

Scope out 70 designer pieces in this large-scale exhibition of high fashion influenced by clothing made for survival in the most inhospitable environments on the planet — and off of it.


Max Ernst: Beyond Painting

Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street

September 23, 2017 – January 1, 2018

The exceptional exhibition showcases 100 works of Dada and Surrealist master Max Ernst’s long and incredible career.


Items: Is Fashion Modern?

Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street

October 1, 2017 – January 28, 2018

The exhibit is focused on 111 items of clothing and accessories that had an incremental influence on the world in 20th and 21st centuries. The show invites designers and engineers to respond to some of these essential items with innovative materials and techniques.



Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue

October 6, 2017 – January 7, 2018

This museum-wide show is the largest ever mounted in North America of the contemporary art from China. These works exploit a vast range of mediums, including film, photography, painting, ink and installation. Exhibit gives audience a peek into Chinese artists’ motivations and influences.


Ai Weiwei: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors


Oct 12, 2017 – February 11, 2018

Current international migration crisis was the inspiration behind these multi-site installations. Weiwei uses a metal wire fence as a medium and transforms it into artistic message.



Brookfield Place New York, 230 Vesey Street

November 2, 2017 – November 15, 2017

Each year, 25 teams compete to design and build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. These large structures are placed on display and later donated to the City Harvest. Check out the contestants and winners every day inside Brookfield Place.



Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York

Museum of the City of New York

Opens November 10

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Public Art Fund, this exhibit highlights both permanent and temporary works that have transformed public spaces of New York, making it the most robust and vibrant environment for public art in the World.


Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue

November 13, 2017– February 12, 2018

This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition focuses on the 15th Century master, known by his contemporaries as Il Divino (the divine one) for his mastery. The Michelangelo’s works will be presented in a range of 150 drawings, three sculptures, his earliest painting, and wood architectural model for a chapel vault.


Erwin Redl, “Whiteout”

Madison Square Park, 23rd Street and Madison Avenue

November 16, 2017 – April 15, 2018

The freshness of winter will be emphasized this November in Madison Square Park, with Redl’s sea of transparent LED-clad spheres which will seem to float in a grid above the park’s grassy knolls.


by nyblender