The main theme of the art exhibits that are organized at the Brooklyn Museum Halls, this time of the year, revolves around the eccentric Cooney Island features. On the other hand, the New York Historical Society is celebrating the pioneers of internet and digital engineers of the gone days. Even in the severe cold, the style set is still impeccable which can be seen at the wardrobe of Countess Jacqueline de Ribes displayed at the Met, not to mention the Jackson Pollock and Yoko One shows which add further flair to the whole celebrity environment. There is a lot happening in the contemporary art scene of New York, few of which are highlighted below:
Through February 21 2016 :
Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style at the Met Museum Costume Institute
This show displays the epitome of style and glory of the most fashionable people of the 20th century.60 most stunning ensembles from the collection of the countess are displayed which are dated as far as 1962. The designs are from Marc Jacobs, Dior and Yves saint Laurent and Valentino.
Through February 28 2016 :
Swedish Wooden Toys at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery
This exhibition displays the famous toys from all around Sweden from Brio Dachshund pull toy from the 1950 to Playsam Streamliner Rally from the 1980s. There are also many educational tools displayed at the exhibit such as the Mexican stacking toy that is known to improve the hand eye coordination and many other skis and sleds which are designed in such a way to minimize the cold effects.
Through March 13 2016 :
Jackson Pollock: A Survey at the Museum of Modern Art
This event will exhibits 50 precious works from the Pollock’s experiment in the late 1930s and 40s. The high point of the event is that Master piece One: Number 31, 1950, which made Pollock the master of the abstract expressionists, will also be on display as well.
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008 at the Brooklyn Museum
The artifacts displayed at this exhibits pay homage to the so called freak-show culture in an impactful manner. A certain aura of carnival air links the artifacts together and the collection of paintings and photographs end up taking on biblical proportions.
Through March 23 2016 :
Photo-Poetics: An Anthology at the Guggenheim Museum
This exhibition comprise of 70 different works which document a new movement in photography by taking a studio-based approach to display still life objects, conceptual reference points and many printed items such as books, record covers etc. 10 emerging artist that are showcasing in this exhibition enhance the materiality of their photography with numerous printing techniques.
Through April 4 2016:
Steve McCurry: India at the Rubin Museum of Art
In this exhibit, you will see discover India through the eyes of Steve McCurry who has collected some of the most stunning images of the country. The scenes captured are unlike any you might have seen on the National Geographic. Jodhpur, Taj Mahal, Holi, Rajasthan and Amritsar are some of the places and festivals which are displayed at the exhibit.