Top NYC Art Exhibits to See This November



November houses a number of artistic heavyweights looking to pack a punch on New York City’s cultural landscape. Here are the top exhibitions opening this month you cannot afford to miss.

Toyin Ojih Odutola at The Whitney

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In her first solo museum show in New York, Toyin Ojih Odutola graces the walls of the Whitney with depictions of fictional Nigerian families. The life-sized portraits speak to complexities surrounding class, color, domestication and luxury—examining the interplay of representation and authenticity.

On view through February 25, 2018

Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St.

Laura Owens at The Whitney

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Also entering the ring at the Whitney is a comprehensive feature on the works of L.A. native, Laura Owens. Showcasing approximately 60 paintings from the 90s to today, the exhibition presents an experimental fusion of imagery including pop culture, technology, abstraction and the avant-garde.

November 10, 2017 – February 4, 2018

Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St.

David Hockney at the Met

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To celebrate his eightieth birthday, art museums across the globe are championing the works of David Hockney. The retrospective at the Met will focally analyze the diversity of Hockney’s pieces—painting, drawing, video, photography and, of course, his newly beloved iPad sketches.

November 17 – February 25, 2018

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave.

Carolee Schneemann at MoMA PS1

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MoMA PS1 has a must-see retrospective from Carolee Schneemann, a pioneer in feminist creation and critique. Schneemann probes our constructive understanding of the female body and the impact of accumulated gender biases in the industry. We love her bold, imaginative, disruptive and relevant works.

October 22, 2017–March 11, 2018

MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City

Misha Kahn at Friedman Benda Gallery

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Inspired by the true art of collecting, Misha Kahn’s new show Midden Heap is a direct result of the artist’s scavenging relationship with Rockaway beach. The collection is an intentionally messy marriage of weaving, bronze casting, glass-blowing and metal cladding.  

October 26 – December 16, 2017

Friedman Benda; 515 W 26th St.

Carrie Mae Weems at Edward Hopper House

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Outside of the city—and well worth the visit—is an exhibition from Carrie Mae Weems in Nyack’s Edward Hopper House. In a series of photographs depicting one of our favorite day-trip destinations, Weems examines the upstate New York community of nearby Beacon, leading us to consider and track the culture changes of the town throughout history. Weems was the 2017 recipient of the Edward Hopper Citation of Merit for Visual Artists.

November 10, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Edward Hopper House, 2 N Broadway, Nyack, NY


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