Closing Soon

Last chances for some favorite exhibits, pop-ups and experiences.

Also see our guides to must-see exhibits, new openings, interactive pop-ups and public art.

The Little Prince: Taking Flight

The Morgan Library & Museum
Closes Feb 5

The Morgan holds the original manuscript and art for one of the world’s most widely read and cherished books, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince (1943). Writing in exile during the second World War, Saint-Exupéry distilled his experience as a pilot into the unforgettable fictive landscape of The Little Prince—a world of wise creatures, headstrong plants, and lovely, lonesome deserts.

See  Saint-Exupéry’s remarkable watercolors, drawings, and manuscript drafts. Photographs, portraits, non-fiction writing, and personal effects contextualize the author’s milieu, while objects related to the book’s translation and adaptation follow the subsequent travels of The Little Prince across world languages and media.

Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Closes Feb 19

Explore the maximalist stagecraft, design, performance, and music of genre-defying artist Matthew Flower better known as Machine Dazzle. See 100 of the artist’s creations for stage, spectacles, and street theater, alongside a variety of environments, ephemera, material samples, photography, and video.

Look for sequins, glitter, feathers and beads, with found fantastical and found objects, such as ping pong balls, hoop skirts, slinkies and soup cans among Machine Dazzle’s living sculptures. Follow the metamorphosis of Flower, a closeted suburban kid from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, into “Machine Dazzle,” the queer experimental theater genius.

Installed on two floors of the Museum, the multimedia exhibition also includes the first public installation of more than two dozen tour-de-force costumes created by the artist for himself and his long-time collaborator, Taylor Mac, to wear in the queer performance art concert production, Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (2016), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

Note that some of the works on view contain adult sexual content; ask a museum employee for guidance through the spacious exhibition.

Alex Katz: Gathering

Closes Feb 21

Staged in the city where 95-year-old artist Alex Katz has lived and worked his entire life, and prepared with the close collaboration of the artist, this retrospective fills the museum’s stunning Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda.  Encounter works fusing the energy of Abstract Expressionist canvases with the American vernaculars of the magazine, billboard, and movie screen. Meet New Yorker poets, artists, critics, dancers, and filmmakers who have animated the cultural avant-garde from the postwar period to the present.

Encompassing paintings, oil sketches, collages, drawings, prints, and freestanding “cutout” works, the exhibition begins with the artist’s intimate sketches of riders on the New York City subway from the late 1940s and culminates in the rapturous, immersive landscapes that have dominated his output in recent years.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

David Zwirner 19th Street
Closes Feb 25

See four major installations and other evocative works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres—two of which have never been realized in the manner envisioned by the artist before his untimely death in 1996 from complications related to AIDS. Get free candy from an always-changing 700-pound pool of black candy in clear wrappers. Admire two twelve-foot diameter circular reflecting pools, embedded and level with the floor of the gallery space. The pools are positioned to be just touching, causing a nearly imperceptible exchange of water.

In Praise of Caves

The Noguchi Museum
Closes Feb 26

In Praise of Caves: Organic Architecture Projects from Mexico by Carlos Lazo, Mathias Goeritz, Juan O’Gorman, and Javier Senosiain features a selection of projects and site-specific installationsby these four artist–architects that explore the adaptation of natural structures to modern living, the practical and environmental benefits of moving underground, and how humanity might reconnect with the essential happiness of living in concert with nature. Together with the ongoing exhibition Noguchi Subscapes, these projects will turn The Noguchi Museum into a subterranean environment as a metaphor for contemplating and perhaps reassessing our place in the world.

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

New-York Historical Society
Closes Feb 26

See historic toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection. Look for fun details in a variety of toy train stations dating from the turn of the 19th century to the WWII era, plus toy rides including a miniature Ferris wheel, carousel, blimp ride, and roller coaster. Giant screens display animations and fun facts about the toys.

Pick up a train-themed I Spy scavenger hunt and look for special trains, airplanes, animals, and more.

See our guide to New-York Historical Society – don’t miss the interactive DiMenna Children’s History Museum in the basement and make-your-own-Tiffany Lamp on the fourth floor.

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