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August 31, 2020

Museums in NoMad and Around NYC Reopen

Museums in NoMad Museum of Sex Poster House MoMath

Museums in NoMad and around New York City are beginning to reopen and culture-loving New Yorkers are elated. Many museums have been providing extensive online access and insider perspectives to their collections – and will continue to do so. But there’s nothing like visiting a museum and seeing an exhibit or collection up close and personal.

Below is a list of some of New York’s most iconic, noted, and provocative museums that have begun to reopen or plan to reopen very soon. In most every case, admission must be booked ahead of time.

Museums in NoMad and the Surrounding Neighborhood

Museums in NoMad have always run the gamut of interests and topics – from the Museum of Sex and MoMath (the National Museum of Math) to Poster House. There’s truly something for everyone.

Museums in NoMad Poster House

Poster House
(119 West 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenue)

Poster House reopens to the general public August 31. It is noted to be the first museum in the nation solely dedicate to posters. Its timely and unique exhibition, #CombatCovid displays an effort from Poster House, PRINT Magazines, Times Square Arts, and For Freedoms to launch citywide public art PSAs, messages of love, gratitude, and solidarity with New York City’s frontline workers.

Museums in NoMad Museum of Sex

Museum of Sex
(233 Fifth Avenue at 27th Street)

Among the shows currently on view at the Museum of Sex are Superfunland: Journey Into the Erotic Carnival and Cam Life: An Introduction Into Webcam Culture. 

MoMath
(11 East 26th Street)

MoMath (The National Museum of Math) has yet to announce a reopening date. MoMath’s full offering of online events and student sessions can be found here.

Museums in NoMad

The Morgan Library & Museum
(225 Madison Avenue between 36th and 37th Street)

The Morgan reopens on September 5. Current exhibitions include:

  • The Drawings of Al Taylor
  • Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect Drawing from the Bibliothèque National de France
  • The Book of Ruth: Medieval to Modern
  • Lo LeWitt’s Wall Drawing 552D
  • Beethoven 250: Autograph Music Manuscripts by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • No Soft Nonsense: Anne Brontë at 200

Details and other exhibitions on display can be found here.

Fotografiska
(281 Park Avenue South and 22nd Street)

Fotografiska reopened August 28 (its New York museum initially opened in NoMad in December 2019 – an expansion of the photography museum founded in Stockholm in 2010). On display are individual exhibitions by Julie Blackmon, Cooper & Corfer, Naima Green, and Martin Schoeller, as well as group show of emerging artists curated in partnership with VICE Media Group.

Museums Beyond NoMad

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue reopens August 29. The Cloisters will reopen September 12. Among the current exhibitions are:

  • In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection
  • Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara
  • The Façade Commission: Wangechi Mutu The NewOnes, will free Us

A full list of exhibitions can be found here.

MoMA
(11 West 53rd Street)

The Museum of Modern Art reopens August 27. Among the current exhibitions at MoMA are:

  • Judd
  • Félix Fénéon
  • Dorthea Lange

A full list of exhibitions can be found here.

The Whitney
(99 Gansevoort Street)

The Whitney Museum reopens its doors on September 3. As a thank-you to the local communities and supporters, admission is Pay What You Wish through September 28. Exhibitions include:

  • Order and Ornament: Roy Lichtenstein’s Entablatures
  • Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist

A complete listing can be found here.

Brooklyn Museum
(200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn)

The Brooklyn Museum reopens its 1st floor and 5th floor on September 12. The featured exhibition is Studio 54: Night Magic (originally scheduled for Spring 2020). Details regarding the museum’s opening weekend can be found here. Admission is currently Pay What You Wish.

Whatever your interests, make plans to visit the extraordinary museums in NoMad and around NYC. You’ll find that New York City is back and better than ever. And if you’re looking for a place to eat before or after your visit, try the  NoMad Piazza or check out these restaurants that are part of the city’s All In NYC efforts.