Winter in New York provides a perfect excuse to stay inside and experience the beauty, intellect and amazement of the city’s scores of museums and art houses. Here are the museum exhibits to see this winter.
Diving deep into artistic practices from 1963 to 1983, Soul of a Nation looks at one of America’s most politically charged eras through its most affected community. The exhibition spotlights work and social commentary created by Black artists spanning the country and artistic medium: figurative and abstract painting, photography, prints, sculpture and performance. (Image above by @brooklynmuseum on Instagram)
Brooklyn Museum: 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn.
The Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History places you right at the center of all the gilded and fluttering action. The immersive exhibition invites you to discover the wonderful evolution and diversity of butterflies from across the globe. Following maintenance, the Conservatory is scheduled to re-open on February 2.
American Museum of Natural History: Central Park West & 79th St.
Image by @witchcraftingandwizardry on Instagram
Our favorite boy wizard and his squad of magical friends swoop into the New York Historical Museum & Library to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the US publication of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone. In display will be original illustrations from the novels, costumes and set models from the award-winning play and an audio tour by actress Natalie Dormer.
New York Historical Museum & Library: 170 Central Park West.
To commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, The Morgan Library & Museum (in collaboration with the the New York Public Library) is showcasing a new exhibition tracing the history of the text and how it’s come to be so widely celebrated. The exhibition will feature never-before seen displays of books, manuscripts, posters, prints, and paintings.
The Morgan Library & Museum: 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street.
Image by @museumofcityny on Instagram
If you’ve ever caught the New York subway you’ll be well aware of Microbes and the Metropolis. This new exhibition by the Museum of the City of New York investigates the city’s long battle against infectious disease across many of its sectors: government, medicine, business, and activism.
Museum of the City of New York: 1220 5th Ave & 103rd Street