Winter Activities: Museum Guide

The temperatures have dropped to the single digits: who wants to go outside in this weather?  Winter has only just begun and staying in doors can get old really fast.  No matter how hard it is to put on the layers and get out your door, it’s important to keep living!  One of my favorite past times during the colder months is to visit museums.  We are so fortunate in this city to have all of this incredible art and culture at our fingertips.  Often times, we are so busy that we  don’t take the time to visit them.  It’s important to take advantage of what NYC has to offer.  You never know when it will inspire and move you.

What’s the added bonus for visiting museums in the winter?  They’re heated so you’re cozy and warm for hours at a time, and because the city is empty, there won’t be as many tourists around.  This museum guide is a list of my favorite current exhibits you should check out and, hopefully, it will cure those winter blues.

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Brooklyn Museum – “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” (open until Feb 23rd) ** MUST SEE EXHIBIT!

Frick Collection – “Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis” (ending Jan 19th) ** CLOSING SOON IT’S A MUST SEE!

Permanent Collection (ongoing)

Guggenheim – “Kadinsky in Paris, 1934-1944” (open until April 23rd)

“Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography & Video” (coming soon: Jan 24th – May 14th)

The Jewish Art Museum – “Chagall: Love, War, and Exile” (open until Feb 2nd)

Museum of the City of New York  – “Gilded New York” (open until Nov 30th)

Museum at FIT – “Trend-ology” (open until April 30th)

Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashion of the 1930’s (coming soon Feb 7th- April 19th)

Metropolitan Museum of Art – “Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters” (open until March 30th)

“Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China” (open until April 6th)

Museum of Modern Art -“American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe” ( open until Jan 23rd)

“Isa Genzken: A Retrospective” (open until March 10th)

Film Exhibitions at the MOMA – Roadshow: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960’s (showing Feb 1st-7th)

Vienna Unveiled: A City in Cinema (showing Feb 27th-April 20th)

Whitney Museum – “Edward Steichen in the 1920’s-1930’s: A Recent Aquisition” (open until Feb 23rd)

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