This page lists fashion exhibitions and art exhibitions with a fashion interest on view in New York city. The lists are organised according to the end date of the exhibitions, with those about to close listed first. Modeconnect also lists New York art exhibitions and art and fashion exhibitions on show for free in New York. If you have missed “Charles James – Beyond Fashion”, “Exposed: A History of Lingerie” or “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective”, you may be interested in reading our reviews.

This page was last updated on the 28-1-2015.


Fashion Exhibitions in New York

 

Death Becomes Her’: A Century of Mourning Attire

at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

““Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire” the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s fall 2014 show is to offer a sombre exploration of fashion, while providing a historical context on the social dimension of death. Opening on the 21st of October, the exhibition explores the aesthetics as well as cultural implications of mourning fashions in the 19th and early 20th centuries.”

Carry on reading our review of “Death Becomes Her’: A Century of Mourning Attire”

On show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028, until February 1, 2015, Sun – Thur 10:00 am – 5:30 pm , Fri & Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Standard entry fee: Recommended $25.00. Check details on the Metropolitan Museum of Arts website.

 


 

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

at the Brooklyn Museum

“Killer Heels explores fashion’s most provocative accessory. From the high platform chopines of sixteenth-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today’s runways and red carpets, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe’s rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination.“ – Quoted from the Brooklyn Museum’s website.

On show at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052, until February 15, 2015, 11 am – 6 pm Weds Frids, Saturds, Sunds, 11 am – 10 pm Thursds. Standard entry fee: $16. Check details on the Brooklyn Museums website.

 


 

Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott

at the Museum of Art and Design

“Bringing together Scott’s neckpieces and blown glass sculptures for the first time, Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott examines Scott’s prolific career, defined by her ever-evolving techniques, continued exploration of provocative narratives, and commitment to her craft.“ – Quoted from the Museum of Art and Design ‘s website.

On show at the Museum of Art and Design , 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019, until March 22, 2015, Tues – Sund 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, till 9:00 pm Thurs & Fri. Standard entry fee: $16. Check details on the Museum of Art and Design s website.

 


 

Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits

at the Museum at FIT

“Authenticity and copyright protection against knock offs are two of the most debated topics in fashion today. Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeitsinvestigates the history of both authorized and unauthorized copying, as well as the various factors that have led to grey areas in authenticity. “ – Quoted from the Museum at FIT’s website.

On show at the Museum at FIT, 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001, until April 25, 2015, Tues – Fri Noon – 8pm, Sat. 10am – 5pm , closed Sundays & Mondays. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the Museum at FITs website.

 


Exhibitions with a Fashion Interest

 

By Proxy

at the James Cohan Gallery

“By Proxy is an exhibition in which technology, other artisans, context, chance and culture have a role in the making of the work. The exhibition takes an interest in the primacy of an idea, the possibilities of that idea as it moves through its making, and the resulting object. It pays tribute to the purity of good ideas and the inherent peculiarity and magic of every collaboration, with the proof in the pudding.“ – Quoted from the James Cohan Gallery’s website.

On show at the James Cohan Gallery, 533 West 26th Street , New York NY 10001, until January 31, 2015, Tue – Sat, 10 – 6pm. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the James Cohan Gallerys website.

 


 

Outside The Lines: Modernist Drawings

at the National Arts Club

“This intimate yet forceful exhibition presents an eclectic group of artists who have abandoned (or intensified) pen and pencil to create powerful expressions through line. Included are works by Keith Haring, Paul Manes, Will Barnet, Ilya Kabakov, Joan Thorne and Andy Warhol.“ – Quoted from the National Arts Club’s website.

On show at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003, until January 31, 2015, Mon – Fri, 10 am – 5 pm. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the National Arts Clubs website.

 


 

CHRIS OFILI: NIGHT AND DAY

at the New Museum

“Occupying the Museum’s three main galleries, “Chris Ofili: Night and Day” will span the artist’s influential career, encompassing his paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Over the past two decades, Ofili has become identified with vibrant, meticulously executed, elaborate artworks that meld figuration, abstraction, and decoration. In his extremely diverse oeuvre, Ofili has taken imagery and inspiration from such disparate, history-spanning sources as the Bible, hip-hop music, Zimbabwean cave paintings, Blaxploitation films, and William Blake’s poems.“ – Quoted from the New Museum’s website.

On show at the New Museum, 235 Bowery , New York, NY 10002 , until February 1, 2015, Wed – Sun 11am – 6pm, Thu till 9pm. Standard entry fee: $16.00. Check details on the New Museums website.

 


 

What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder’s Vision

at the Museum of Art and Design

“The Museum of Arts and Design celebrates the enduring legacy of its founder Aileen Osborn Webb with What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder’s Vision, an exhibition highlighting Webb’s advocacy and dedication to skilled makers across America, and featuring objects drawn largely from the Museum’s permanent collection.“ – Quoted from the Museum of Art and Design ‘s website.

On show at the Museum of Art and Design , 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019, until February 8, 2015, Tues – Sund 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, till 9:00 pm Thurs & Fri. Standard entry fee: $16.00. Check details on the Museum of Art and Design s website.

 


 

Robert Larson – American Bloom 

at the Joshua Liner Gallery

“Robert Larson is a scavenger, a collector, a wanderer, an urban alchemist transforming the basest of materials—discarded trash—into works of tessellating mosaics, rich in color, tone, and pattern. For Larson, trash is a treasure he has been working with for almost twenty-five years, collecting and documenting his finds, all in various stages of weathering and decay. “ – Quoted from the Joshua Liner Gallery’s website.

On show at the Joshua Liner Gallery, 540 W 28th St, New York NY 10001, until February 14, 2015, Tue – Sat, 11am – 6pm. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the Joshua Liner Gallerys website.

 


 

Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian-American Quilt

at the Jewish Museum

“Russian folk dancers and a balalaika player mingle with strutting roosters; Admiral Dewey and a Russian peasant guard a pair of American flags; tennis racquets fan out, a hot-air balloon takes flight, and a circus acrobat performs a horse act while a rocking chair and a Star of David appear side by side. A veritable potpourri of Russian, American, and Jewish motifs, this colorful quilt – the subject of the third iteration of the Museum’s Masterpieces & Curiosities exhibition series – tells multiple stories.“ – Quoted from the Jewish Museum’s website.

On show at the Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128, until February 15, 2015, Sat–Tue, 11am–5:45pm, Thu 11am–8pm, Fri 11am–4pm. Standard entry fee: $15.00. Check details on the Jewish Museums website.

 


 

GERARD & KELLY: P.O.L.E. (PEOPLE, OBJECTS, LANGUAGE, EXCHANGE)

at the New Museum

“Gerard & Kelly (Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly) work within an interdisciplinary framework to create project-based installations and performances that use choreography, writing, and a range of other mediums to address questions of sexuality, collective memory, and the formation of queer consciousness. This fall, over the course of a six-month residency organized as part of the New Museum’s R&D Season: CHOREOGRAPHY, they are developing a new project“ – Quoted from the New Museum’s website.

On show at the New Museum, 235 Bowery , New York, NY 10002 , until February 15, 2015, Wed – Sun 11am – 6pm, Thu till 9pm. Standard entry fee: Admission $19.00. Check details on the New Museums website.

 


 

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage

at the New-York Historical Society

“Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage charts a new direction for one of America’s best-known living photographers. Unlike her staged and carefully lit portraits made on assignment for magazines and advertising clients, the photographs in this exhibition were taken simply because Leibovitz was moved by the subject. “ – Quoted from the New-York Historical Society’s website.

On show at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024, until February 22, 2015, Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm, till 8pm Fri, Sun 11am-5pm. Standard entry fee: Admission $19.00. Check details on the New-York Historical Societys website.

 


 

The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters

at the MoMa

“A preeminent artist of Belle Époque Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) brought the language of the late-19th-century avant-garde to a broad public through his famous posters, prints, and illustrations for journals and magazines. A cultural nexus, he connected artists, performers, authors, intellectuals, and society figures of his day, creating a bridge between the brothels and society salons of the moment.“ – Quoted from the MoMa’s website.

On show at the MoMa, 11 W 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019, until March 22, 2015, daily 10:30 am – 5:30 pm, till 8:00 pm on Fri. Standard entry fee: General Admission $25. Check details on the MoMas website.

 


 

Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power

at the Jewish Museum

“This is the first exhibition to explore the ideas, innovations, and influence of the legendary cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein (1872 – 1965). Madame (as she was universally known) helped break down the status quo of taste by blurring boundaries between commerce, art, fashion, beauty, and design.“ – Quoted from the Jewish Museum’s website.

On show at the Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128, until March 22, 2015, Sat–Tue, 11am–5:45pm, Thu 11am–8pm, Fri 11am–4pm. Standard entry fee: $15.00. Check details on the Jewish Museums website.

 



 

The Art of the Chinese Album

at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“This exhibition showcases the album, one of the most intimate of Chinese painting formats. The special structure of the album, in which each turn of the page is an opportunity to remake the world anew, presents unique possibilities and challenges for artists. For Dai Benxiao (1621–1693), the album was a chance to plumb the depths of a single style, like a jazz improviser testing the limits of a single musical mode. “ – Quoted from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website.

On show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028, until March 29, 2015, Sun – Thur 10:00 am – 5:30 pm , Fri & Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Standard entry fee: Suggested General admission $25.00. Check details on the Metropolitan Museum of Arts website.

 

The Art of the Chinese Album

at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“This exhibition showcases the album, one of the most intimate of Chinese painting formats. The special structure of the album, in which each turn of the page is an opportunity to remake the world anew, presents unique possibilities and challenges for artists. “ – Quoted from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website.

On show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028, until March 29, 2015, Sun – Thur 10:00 am – 5:30 pm , Fri & Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Standard entry fee: Suggested General admission $25.00. Check details on the Metropolitan Museum of Arts website.

 


 

Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound

at the Brooklyn Museum

“Judith Scott’s work is celebrated for its astonishing visual complexity. In a career spanning just seventeen years, Scott developed a unique and idiosyncratic method to produce a body of work of remarkable originality. Often working for weeks or months on individual pieces, she used yarn, thread, fabric, and other fibers to envelop found objects into fastidiously woven, wrapped, and bundled structures.“ – Quoted from the Brooklyn Museum’s website.

On show at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052, until March 29, 2015, 11 am – 6 pm Weds Frids, Saturds, Sunds, 11 am – 10 pm Thursds. Standard entry fee: Check. Check details on the Brooklyn Museums website.

 


 

Painting with Threads – Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery, 12th–19th Century

at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“The thinness and strength of silk make it the ideal material for weaving or embroidering elegant, painting-like images characterized by fluid outlines, rich colors, and even the addition of calligraphic inscriptions and seals.“ – Quoted from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website.

On show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028, until March 29, 2015, Sun – Thur 10:00 am – 5:30 pm , Fri & Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Standard entry fee: Suggested General admission $25.00. Check details on the Metropolitan Museum of Arts website.

 


 

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World

at the MoMa

“The Forever Now presents the work of 17 artists whose paintings reflect a singular approach that characterizes our cultural moment at the beginning of this new millennium: they refuse to allow us to define, or even meter our time by them. This phenomenon in culture was first identified by the science fiction writer William Gibson, who used the term “atemporality” to describe a cultural product of our moment that paradoxically doesn’t represent, through style, through content, or through medium, the time from which it comes.“ – Quoted from the MoMa’s website.

On show at the MoMa, 11 W 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019, until April 5, 2015, daily 10:30 am – 5:30 pm, till 8:00 pm on Fri. Standard entry fee: with main entry $25.00. Check details on the MoMas website.

 


 

New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America

at the Museum of Art and Design

“New Territories explores the collaborations between small manufacturing operations and craftspersons, artists, and designers, and demonstrates how the resulting work addresses not only the issues of commodification and production, but also of urbanization, displacement and sustainability.“ – Quoted from the Museum of Art and Design ‘s website.

On show at the Museum of Art and Design , 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019, until April 6, 2015, Tues – Sund 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, till 9:00 pm Thurs & Fri. Standard entry fee: General Admission$16.00. Check details on the Museum of Art and Design s website.

 


 

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion

at the New-York Historical Society

“Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion explores the centuries-long history of trade and immigration between China and the United States—a history that involved New York from its very beginnings—and will raise the question “What does it mean to be an American?” “ – Quoted from the New-York Historical Society’s website.

On show at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024, until April 19, 2015, Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm, till 8pm Fri, Sun 11am-5pm. Standard entry fee: Admission $19.00. Check details on the New-York Historical Societys website.

 


 

Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered

at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“This exhibition celebrates the gift of Thomas Hart Benton’s epic mural America Today from AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in December 2012. Benton (1889–1975) painted this mural for New York’s New School for Social Research to adorn the school’s boardroom in its International Style modernist building on West 12th Street. Showing a sweeping panorama of American life throughout the 1920s, America Today ranks among Benton’s most renowned works and is one of the most remarkable accomplishments in American art of the period.“ – Quoted from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website.

On show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028, until April 19, 2015, Sun – Thur 10:00 am – 5:30 pm , Fri & Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Standard entry fee: Suggested General admission $25.00. Check details on the Metropolitan Museum of Arts website.

 


 

Beautiful Users

at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution

“When designers are creating products or spaces or technologies, they ask how people—users—will eventually engage with their designs. Depending on the user’s unique traits (including their size, abilities, occupation, age, and culture, among other things), designers can adapt their creations to fit users’ needs and behavior.“ – Quoted from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution’s website.

On show at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128-0669, until April 26, 2015, daily 10am-6pm, Sat till 9pm. Standard entry fee: $18.00, pay as yu wish on Sat.. Check details on the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institutions website.

 


 

Cut to Swipe

at the MoMa

“Cut to Swipe traces key works, produced since the early 1980s, which have pioneered innovative ways of rearticulating the moving image and appropriated cultural forms within the gallery. If the cut signifies collage and montage, foundational artistic strategies of the 20th century, the swipe suggests a 21st-century condition in which images have moved off the screen, dispersed at the flick of a finger into almost every corner of daily life.“ – Quoted from the MoMa’s website.

On show at the MoMa, 11 W 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019, until May 25, 2015, daily 10:30 am – 5:30 pm, till 8:00 pm on Fri. Standard entry fee: with main entry $25.00. Check details on the MoMas website.

 


 

Tools: Extending our Reach

at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution

“Selected from Cooper Hewitt and nine other Smithsonian collections, the 175 objects in Tools span diverse cultures, places, and time periods. The 1.85 million years of tool use and design represented in the exhibition provide an opportunity to consider tools as classic examples of design, and reveal the fundamental role they play in shaping our lives.“ – Quoted from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution’s website.

On show at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128-0669, until May 25, 2015, daily 10am-6pm, Sat till 9pm. Standard entry fee: $18.00, pay as yu wish on Sat.. Check details on the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institutions website.

 


 

Maira Kalman Selects

at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution

“For this exhibition, author, artist, and designer Maira Kalman will fill the former first-floor Drawing Room of the Carnegie Mansion, with 40 objects from Cooper Hewitt, the National Museum of American History, and her personal collection to suggest the journey of a life story, from birth through death.“ – Quoted from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution’s website.

On show at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128-0669, until June 14, 2015, daily 10am-6pm, Sat till 9pm. Standard entry fee: $18.00, pay as yu wish on Sat.. Check details on the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institutions website.

 


 

Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas

at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“This installation features elaborate mandalas, embroideredtangkas, devotional sculpture, and jewelry for the gods. A highlight of the display will be ritual costumes used by masked dancers who reenacted divine conflicts to ensure abundance and ward off malicious forces.“ – Quoted from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website.

On show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028, until June 14, 2015, Sun – Thur 10:00 am – 5:30 pm , Fri & Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Standard entry fee: Suggested General admission $25.00. Check details on the Metropolitan Museum of Arts website.

 


 

Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #370

at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007) executed drawings by hand throughout his life; in 1968 he extricated his work from the confines of the frame and transferred it directly to the wall. The wall compositions were designed for limited duration and maximum flexibility within a broad range of architectural settings. Initially executed by drafters, these works in their finished state were most often slated for destruction. “ – Quoted from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website.

On show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028, until September 7, 2015, Sun – Thur 10:00 am – 5:30 pm , Fri & Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Standard entry fee: Suggested General admission $25.00. Check details on the Metropolitan Museum of Arts website.

 


 

Coptic Art, Dikran Kelekian, and Milton Avery

at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“A 1943 portrait by the renowned modern American painter Milton Avery (1885–1965) of his friend Dikran Kelekian—a noted collector of modern paintings, Coptic, and Islamic art, and an influential dealer in Middle Eastern art of all periods—is the centerpiece of this installation. It is shown alongside twenty textiles and decorative objects created in Egypt between 300 and 800 A.D. Many are from the collection of works from Egypt that Kelekian began to acquire in the late 1800s. In addition to textile fragments, the installation includes a statuette, a necklace, and a comb.“ – Quoted from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website.

On show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028, until September 7, 2015, Sun – Thur 10:00 am – 5:30 pm , Fri & Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Standard entry fee: Suggested General admission $25.00. Check details on the Metropolitan Museum of Arts website.

 


 

Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection

at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Louisiana heiress and philanthropist Matilda Geddings Gray (1885–1971) acquired her first object by Fabergé in 1933. An artist herself, with a refined aesthetic sensibility, she was a sophisticated collector, while the name of the Russian artist-jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé (1846–1920) was almost unknown in the United States. Over the following years, Matilda Geddings Gray amassed one of the finest Fabergé collections in the world, and Fabergé’s art has become widely known and internationally sought after.“ – Quoted from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website.

On show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028, until November 27, 2016, Sun – Thur 10:00 am – 5:30 pm , Fri & Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Standard entry fee: Suggested General admission $25.00. Check details on the Metropolitan Museum of Arts website.


 


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