Exhibitions

AIANY/Center for Architecture

October 1, 2015-October 31, 2015

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am-8:00 pm, Sat: 11:00 am-5:00 pm

October 1, 2015-October 31, 2015

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am-8:00 pm, Sat: 11:00 am-5:00 pm

At the Center for Architecture at the Seaport, 181 Front Street

October 1, 2015–January 16, 2016

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am-8:00 pm, Sat: 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Designing Affordability examines how architects, engineers, planners, policy makers, tenants, and homeowners are crafting innovative ways to reduce the cost of housing and increase opportunities by rethinking how we build, maintain, and occupy structures. Affordability is a broader concept referring to lifestyles, incomes and how housing can be designed, constructed and managed at a lower cost.

August 19, 2015-December 31, 2015

Monday: 12:00-4:00 pm, Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00 am-8:00 pm

At the CFA @ Seaport, 181 Front Street. What does the city look like from sea level? Sea Level: Five Boroughs at Water’s Edge presents a water’s-eye view of New York – the city documented by photographer Elizabeth Felicella from its tidal edge. Spanning 25 miles from Fort Wadsworth to Fort Totten, the panorama presents the shores of the five boroughs, along with the raw geography, history, and built development that mark and characterize them.

September 10, 2015-January 2, 2016

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am-8:00 pm, Sat: 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Un/fair Use is an exhibition of research and proposals related to copying and copyright in architecture. Appropriation is as much a part of architecture as the expectation of novelty, and so it is at the very core of the discipline. Architecture advances via comment, criticism, and innovation. But when is appropriation deemed unfair? Where and how are the lines drawn around permissible use? Un/fair Use probes that legal boundary.

Bard Graduate Center

September 18, 2015-December 10, 2015

Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm, Thursday: 11:00 am-8:00 pm

This exhibition examines Zen for Film (also known as Fluxfilm no. 1), created by the Korean-born American artist, Nam June Paik (1932-2006) in the early 1960s. It is perhaps the only occasion to date in which viewers will be able to contemplate the film in the singularity of its presentation, incorporating an investigation of its genesis, transformations, and ongoing interpretations.

September 18, 2015-September 17, 2016

Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Thursday: 11:00 am-8:00 pm

The first in-depth study of the history of wooden playthings in Sweden from the 17th to the 21st centuries, "Swedish Wooden Toys" features remarkable doll houses, puzzles and games, pull toys, trains, planes, automobiles, and more.

Brooklyn Historical Society

June 9, 2015-May 29, 2016

Monday-Sunday: 12:00-5:00 pm

This exhibition tells the story of the creation of the Brooklyn sewer system through a historical look at four corners of Kings County: Flatlands, Bushwick, Coney Island and Fort Greene. It was curated by a team of teen curators who participated in BHS’s free afterschool museum studies program known as Exhibition Laboratory, or Ex Lab.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

June 19–February 14

Weekdays and Sundays: 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturdays: 10:00 am-9:00 pm

Architect David Adjaye presents 14 West and Central African textiles from the museum’s permanent collection in the latest installment of the Selects series. On view in the renovated Marks Gallery on the museum’s first floor, the exhibition is the 12th in the ongoing series, in which prominent designers, artists and architects are invited to mine and interpret the museum’s collection.

May 8, 2015-January 24, 2016

Weekdays and Sundays: 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturdays: 10:00 am-9:00 pm

How Posters Work shows how dozens of different designers—from prominent pioneers like Herbert Matter, Paul Rand, Philippe Apeloig and M/M (Paris), to lesser-known makers—have mobilized principles of composition, perception and storytelling to convey ideas and construct experiences.

June 24, 2015-January 3, 2016

Weekdays and Sundays: 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturdays: 10:00 am-9:00 pm

Provocations is the first museum exhibition to introduce the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio to an American audience. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, infrastructure and temporary structures, to large-scale architecture projects around the world.

National Academy Museum and School

September 10, 2015 - January 10, 2016

Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm; Admission to the museum is pay what you wish

The exhibition, which traces the trajectory of 2015 AIA Gold Medal Recipient Moshe Safdie’s life and work over the course of his more than 50-year career and features a new focus on projects devoted to issues of dense urbanism, together with an expanded section exploring the firm’s recent and ongoing work across Asia. Curated by Donald Albrecht, an independent curator and curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of the City of New York.

New York School of Interior Design

September 17, 2015-December 4, 2015

Monday-Thursday: 11:00 am-6:00 pm

Angelo Donghia: Design Superstar will document the career of one of the design industries most versatile and talented practitioners. This exhibition will display original drawings, photographs, magazine features, and actual products from his student years until his premature death in 1985.

Public Art Fund

June 30, 2015-November 20, 2015

Our daily experience of urban space is technologically mediated – from the images on screens in taxis, subway stations and streets, to the maps, cameras, and social networks of our smart phones. We participate in the creation of a rapidly changing digital landscape. Responding to this contemporary context, Image Objects brings together the work of seven international artists who share an interest in digital culture and its influences.

May 17, 2015-April 17, 2016

Over the past 15 years, Jeppe Hein has become one of Denmark’s most celebrated contemporary artists. Now based in Berlin, he is known for his perceptually engaging, sculpturally inventive, and conceptually whimsical works. Often conceived for public spaces, his art captures a generous spirit that invites audiences to become active participants.

SculptureCenter

September 20, 2015-January 5, 2016

Thursday-Monday: 11:00 am-6:00 pm, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Anthea Hamilton (born 1978 in London, UK) will feature new and existing works for her first solo museum exhibition in the United States.

September 20, 2015-January 4, 2016

Monday-Sunday: 11:00 am-6:00 pm

Gabriel Sierra will create a new group of work in SculptureCenter’s lower level galleries for his first solo museum exhibition in New York City. Working site-specifically, Sierra follows the architecture and design logic and functions of interior spaces. Using narrative as a guiding principle, he creates frameworks that reconfigure the scale and geometry of the space and its objects.

Socrates Sculpture Park

September 27, 2015-March 27, 2016

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF15 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

May 17, 2015-October 25, 2015

Monday-Sunday: 10:00 am to sunset

Socrates is pleased to present the latest major project by NYC-based artist Agnes Denes: a curving pyramid on the park’s East River waterfront in Long Island City, Queens. Denes’s new large-scale, site-specific earthwork spans 30 feet and ascends 30 feet high, created from several tons of soil and planted grasses.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

October 23, 2015-December 31, 2015

Monday: 12:00-4:00 pm, Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00 am-8:00 pm

At the Center for Architecture at the Seaport, 181 Front Street.

July 17, 2015-Ongoing

Sunday-Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 am-5:45 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am-7:45 pm

On October 22, 1953, Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright opened in New York on the site where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would eventually be built. Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings were constructed specifically to house the exhibition. This presentation, composed of selected materials from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, pays homage to these two structures.

Staten Island Museum

August 10, 2015-TBD

Monday-Friday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00-5:00 pm

Photographs and prints from the Museum's History Archive. Curated by Barnett Shepherd in conjunction with his new book Staten Island Scenery: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, 1867-1900.

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union

October 13, 2015-November 26, 2015

Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00-7:00 pm

An exhibition featuring formative works by architects who are among the most celebrated figures today—including John Hejduk, first Dean of the School of Architecture, Cooper Union professor Michael Webb, Cooper alumni Daniel Libeskind, as well as Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi.

The Museum of Modern Art

June 27, 2015-March 6, 2016

Saturday-Thursday: 10:30 am-5:30 pm, Friday: 10:30 am-8:00 pm

Endless House considers the single-family home and archetypes of dwelling as a theme for the creative endeavors of architects and artists.

November 15, 2015-January 17, 2016

Saturday-Thursday: 10:30 am-5:30 pm, Friday: 10:30 am-8:00 pm

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection, Making Music Modern gathers designs for auditoriums, instruments, and equipment for listening to music, along with posters, record sleeves, sheet music, and animation. The exhibition examines alternative music cultures of the early 20th century, the rise of radio during the interwar period, how design shaped the “cool” aesthetic of midcentury jazz and hi-fidelity culture.

February 14, 2015–January 31, 2016

Saturday-Thursday: 10:30 am-5:30 pm, Friday: 10:30 am-8:00 pm

This exhibition takes its title from the Twitter message that British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web) used to light up the stadium at the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic games in London.

The Museum of the City of New York

September 18, 2015-February 16, 2016

Monday-Sunday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

New York City has a long history of creating below-market housing for its residents. Today the city offers subsidized housing to families across a wide economic spectrum. With affordable housing a cornerstone of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, New York’s housing legacy—often overlooked and little understood—is more relevant than ever.

July 6, 2015-October 13, 2015

Monday-Sunday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand features more than 150 advertisements, posters, corporate brochures, and books by this master of American design. It was Rand who most creatively brought European avant-garde art movements such as Cubism and Constructivism to graphic design in the United States.

October 14, 2015-March 20, 2016

Monday-Sunday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Jacob Riis was a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the 20th century. His then-novel idea of using photographs to illustrate the plight of the city’s poor—New York’s “other half”—established Riis as a forerunner of modern photojournalism.

April 21–January 3

Monday-Sunday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Saving Place celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Law of April 1965, which many believe to be the key factor in New York's rebirth in the last quarter of the 20th century. It fostered pride in and between neighborhoods, fostered creative re-use, and inspired a new generation of architects and developers. It grew the dynamism across all five boroughs that New York is famous for.

The New York Botanical Garden

May 16, 2015-November 1, 2015

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

This blockbuster exhibition is the first to examine Frida Kahlo’s keen appreciation for the beauty and variety of the natural world, as evidenced by her home and garden as well as the complex use of plant imagery in her artwork.

Times Square Arts, Times Square Alliance

October 9, 2015-October 18, 2015

12:00 PM-7:00 PM

Brooklyn-based and Swiss born artist Kimou “Grotesk” Meyer, Victory Journal, Juxtapoz Magazine, and Times Square Arts bring the T.SQ Newsstand, a new take on the iconic NYC newsstand of yesterday, to the Broadway plaza .