New York City attracts art enthusiasts all year long. With its rich variety of museums (not just art museums, but design, fashion, nature and history museums) and the numerous galleries, it is always a good time to see art in New York. If you are visiting New York in November, you don’t want to miss these exhibitions:
November 4 – El Greco in New York at The Met & The Frick Collection
The Metropolitan Museum and the Frick Collection are celebrating the 400 anniversary of the death of the great painter Greek-Spanish late-renaissance painter El Greco, in two simultaneous exhibitions. El Greco, The Greek, was born as Doménikos Theotokópoulos in Crete, Greece, and later immigrated to Italy, where he was tutored by renaissance master Titian, and to Spain, where most of his artworks were created and still exhibited. The exhibitions display the largest selection of El Greco paintings outside Spain.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
November 19 – Madame Cézanne at The Met
Also at the Met, the almost full body of Paul Cezanne portraits of his wife, Hortense Fiquet – Madame Cezanne and his most painted model. The exhibition includes oil paintings, watercolors and drawings painted over a period of over twenty years, and it is interesting to track the artist’s portrait practice over the years and the unique artists-model relationship it reflects.
December 12 – Reopening of Cooper Hewitt Design Museum
The Cooper Hewitt re-opens to the public on December 12 with a series of design exhibitions that showcase its huge American design collection and the renovated and expanded space. Tools: Extending Our Reach, explores tools design and usage, exhibiting 175 objects from different cultures, places and time periods. Making Design, the first in a series of future exhibitions that will dig through Cooper Hewitt’s rich collection, displays 360 different objects (from jewelry to furniture) that illustrate the five main element of design: line, form, texture, pattern and color.
2 E 91st St,
New York, NY 10128
Opening: December 12, 2014