New York has over 100 museums and collectively they contain hundreds of fabulous exhibits. Often most fascinating are the temporary exhibits. Several fantastic exhibits in New York are set to close within a month or less. Check them out before the vanish:
Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel at the main branch of the New York Public Library. A great exhibit that covers Hamilton’s life and features exhibits including notes from George Washington’s first Inaugural Address, which Hamilton helped Washington with. Closes December 31st.
Dinosaurs Among Us at the American Museum of Natural History. An exhibit that documents the evolution of some dinosaurs into birds. Closes January 2nd.
E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation at the National Museum of the American Indian. Closes January 2nd.
Jerusalem 1000-1400: People under Heaven at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A superb collection that stresses Jerusalem’s cultural diversity during this period, making it a topical experience today. Closes January 8th
Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present at the Brooklyn Museum.
A must for sports lovers–and incredible collection of sports photos. I reviewed it on my blog last week. Closes January 8th. The BM charges the full $16 adult admission to see this exhibit, though it is only $10 on the first Saturday.
The Battle of Brooklyn at the New-York Historical Society. The Exhibit documents the important Revolutionary War battle on Long Island during which George Washington is forced to abandon New York, though he preserves the Continental Army. Filled with various artifacts from the battle and the time period, including copies of the Declaration of Independence and Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. Closes January 8th.
Agnes Martin at the Guggenheim Museum. Closes January 11th
Odessa / Оде́сса: Babel, Ladyzhensky and the Soul of a City at the Yeshiva University Museum at 15 West 16th Street. This exhibit is at the top of my to-do list. Looks like a good one for Jewish interest or Slavophiles. Closes January 15th
Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter at the Museum of Modern Art. I haven’t seen this yet but it looks like a powerful take on an important social issue. Closes January 22th.
Word and Image: Martin Luther’s Reformation at the Morgan Library and Museum. 90 objects including one of six original copies of Luther’s 95 Theses. Closes January 22nd.
America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. A fantastic exhibit that helps connect Muslim culture to New York and New Yorkers. Closes January 31st.