Six Must-See Museum Shows in New York This May
With so much to see and do in New York City, it can be hard to know where to start. If you’re looking for some culture and history, though, you can’t go wrong with a visit to one of the city’s many museums. This May, there are some great exhibitions on at New York’s museums, so we’ve put together a list of six that you won’t want to miss.
1. “From the Ground Up: Advancing Civic Architecture” at the Museum of the City of New York
This exhibit looks at how architects and urban planners are working to make cities more sustainable, equitable, and livable. With a focus on New York, the exhibition includes plans, models, and photographs of some of the most innovative and ambitious projects currently underway.
2. “Treasures of the Earth” at the American Museum of Natural History
This exhibit showcases some of the most incredible minerals and gemstones on Earth, many of which are found in New York. The exhibit includes more than 500 specimens, ranging from giant crystals to tiny, delicate fossils.
3. “Art in the Age of Black Power” at the Brooklyn Museum
This exhibit explores the impact of the Black Power movement on the world of art. Featuring more than 150 works by both black and white artists, the exhibit investigates how the movement challenged traditional ideas about art and inspired a new generation of artists.
4. “The World of Frida Kahlo” at the Queens Museum
This exhibit provides a comprehensive look at the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Kahlo is one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century, and this exhibit includes more than 200 of her paintings, drawings, and photographs.
5. “The New York Hebrew Bible” at the Jewish Museum
This exhibit presents the first complete Hebrew Bible to be printed in North America. The Bible was printed in 1814 by a group of Jewish immigrants who had recently arrived in New York. The exhibit includes the Bible itself, as well as other documents and artifacts related to its printing and impact.
6. “The Future of museums” at the New-York Historical Society
This exhibit looks at how museums are changing in the 21st century. With a focus on technology, the exhibit explores how museums are using new tools to engage with their audiences and expand their reach.