Five Must-See Museum Exhibits In New York City This Month

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One of the many great things about New York City is that there is always an abundance of things to do and see no matter what time or day it is. If one of your favorite pastimes is checking out new and exciting museums and exhibits, here is a roundup of some of the newest sights to see in the Big Apple.

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Andy Warhol, Mao, 1972. (The Art Institute of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize and Wilson L. Mead funds, 1974.230 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again

From now until March 31, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, which is located at 99 Gansevoort St., museumgoers can enjoy a retrospective of Andy Warhol. This exhibition, which is the first Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989, reconsiders the work of one of the most inventive and influential American artists. This exciting exhibit builds on a wealth of new material and research that has emerged since Warhol’s death in the late 1980s, revealing new complexities about Warhol. For more information on Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, visit www.whitney.org/Exhibitions/AndyWarhol.

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Frieda Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954). Self Portrait with a Necklace, 1933. (The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. 2019 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York)

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

One other exhibit that is dedicated to another iconic artist is the Brooklyn Museum’s Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving exhibit that is currently running until May 12. At this unique exhibit, you can see Kahlo’s personal items, which include jewelry, clothing and prosthetics that will be on display for the first time ever in the U.S. Several paintings by the Mexican artist, such as “Self-Portrait with Necklace” (1933), “Self-Portrait with Braid” (1941) and “Self-Portrait as a Tehuana, Diego on My Mind” (1943), will be highlighted, among many other paintings. For more information on this exhibit, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/frida_kahlo.

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Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth

The legacy of writer J.R.R. Tolkien and his fascinating tales of hobbits and elves will be celebrated in an exhibit dedicated to him at The Morgan Library & Museum, which is located at 225 Madison Ave. The most extensive public display of original material, the exhibit features a collection of Tolkien’s illustrations, maps, draft manuscripts and designs related to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth runs until May 12. For more information, visit www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/tolkien.

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Museum of the Dog

Dog lovers will be sure to love the Museum of the Dog, which opened last month. This art museum dedicated to dogs has a large, two-floor collection of paintings, figurines, sculptures and rare pieces from famous dog artists including Sir Edwin Landseer and Maud Earl. There are also interactive exhibits, including the “Meet the Breeds” touch screen where museumgoers can explore different breeds’ features, traits and histories. The Museum of Dog is located at 101 Park Ave. For more information, visit www.museumofthedog.org.

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Jackie Robinson (Photograph by Kenneth Eide. Museum of the City of New York, The LOOK Collection. Gift of Cowles Magazines, Inc.)

In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson

In celebration of Jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday, the Museum of the City of New York is opening a photography exhibit all about Robinson, the first African-American to play in MLB. Open now until Sept. 15, In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend, features a collection of 32 photographs, most of them never published, pictures taken for Look magazine, rare home movies and memorabilia related to his career. The exhibition, which is located at 1220 Fifth Ave., at 103rd St., is done in collaboration with the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which is launching a Jackie Robinson Museum in December 2019. For more information on this exhibit, visit www.mcny.org/exhibition/dugout-jackie-robinson.

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