New York Art Shows You Don’t Want to Miss These Holidays

New York museums, fine art galleries, and public spaces have always been home to some of the most inspiring and creative art in the world. Local and international artists show their masterpieces, museums put on display their valuable art collections, large art pieces appear in the streets – there is always something to enjoy in New York, especially during holidays. After all, seeing famous paintings or amazing large sculptures up close can elicit such emotions that are impossible to be named intelligibly. So if you still don’t know what to visit these holidays, here is our list of New York art shows and exhibitions you don’t want to miss!

 “A New Dawn” by Cuban artists

Cuban art is an exceptionally diverse cultural blend of North American, European, South American, and African elements. Representing a unique combination of many modern and contemporary art genres, it perfectly reflects the diverse demographic makeup of the island, and “A New Dawn” exhibition is another proof of that. This remarkable collection of Cuban art features works by a select group of renowned artists, including Liang Dominguez Fong, Juan Carlos Anzardo, and Carmen Mir Adorna. All paintings are available for sale.

Where: Godel & Co. Fine Art

When: until January 12, 2017

“Burning all illusion” by Samuel Levi Jones

“Burning all illusion” by Samuel Levi Jones“Burning all illusion” is the first Samuel Levi Jones’s solo exhibition of paintings with Galerie Lelong. However, these paintings are not actually paintings. Each piece represents weaved together vintage encyclopedias, old law books, and deconstructed reference books of various themes and colors that have been turned into modern wall art to show the challenging historical and contemporary power structures. This small exhibition of unusual abstract art paintings is definitely worthy of a visit. Who knows, maybe you will find there something special for your home!

Where: Galerie Lelong – New York

When: until January 28, 2017

“Get The Picture” by Harry Benson

If you are fond of photography, “Get The Picture” exhibition is right for you. Harry Benson is one of the most famous contemporary photographers, whose unique pictures appeared in such world-known publications as The New Yorker, PeopleVanity Fair, and Life. He traveled with The Beatles, witnessed the assassination of Robert Kennedy, was in Michael Jackson’s bedroom, and saw Elizabeth Taylor after her brain surgery. This talented Scottish photographer has numerous historical pictures, many of which are now on display at the Staley-Wise Gallery.

Where: Staley-Wise Gallery

When: until January 28, 2017

“Rising” by Sophie Ryder

“Rising” is a solo exhibition of small and large sculptures by Sophie Ryder, one of the leading contemporary artists working in Britain today. It is the whole world of animals, mystical creatures, and tender hybrid beings made from steel wire, bronze, wet plaster, stone, enamel, and other materials. Moreover, this serious and at the same time playful contemporary art exhibition also includes artist’s charcoal, acrylic, and ink drawings on paper. Each piece is available for sale.

Where: Waterhouse & Dodd

When: until January 28, 2017

Happy Holidays!