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2011 NYC Cheap and Free Summer Museum Guide

By Cheapchicknyc

The Cheap Chick asks why bother with the humidity, oily sunblock, or bugs when you can see great works of art in air conditioned comfort? With that in mind, here’s a guide to NYC Summer Museum Exhibits running through August and beyond!

Start date unknown-August 14, 2011-Future Perfect: Re-Constructing the 1939 New York World’s Fair (Queens Museum of Art) http://www.queensmuseum.org/future-perfect-re-constructing-the-1939-new-york-world%E2%80%99s-fair

Start date unknown-August 14, 2011-Not the way you Remembered (Queens Museum of Art) http://www.queensmuseum.org/not-the-way-you-remembered

Start date unknown Now-December 31, 2011-Celebrating 100 Years NYPL Centennial Exhibit (main branch-with the lions-Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/celebrating-100-years

May 4-August 7, 2011-Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty (Metropolitan Museum of Art) http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/

May 25 - November 5, 2011-Sporting Life (Museum at FIT) http://www.fitnyc.edu/336.asp

May 28, 2011-No end date listed-Frogs: A Chorus of Color (Museum of Natural History) http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/frogs/

June 3-October 2, 2011-Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art (Morgan Library) http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?id=53

June 7, 2011-September 18, 2011-Otherworldly: Optical Illusions and Small Realities (Museum of Arts and Design) Long link, so go here for more info!

June 8-September 11, 2011, Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette (The Frick) http://www.frick.org/exhibitions/turkish/index.html

June 9-December 31, 2011, Children’s Book Illustrators and Authors Come Alive (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd St.), http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/children%E2%80%99s-book-illustrators-and-authors-come-alive

June 10, 2011-August 14, 2011-Home Base: Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field (Brooklyn Historical Society) http://brooklynhistory.org/exhibitions/home_base.html

June 14, 2011-January 8, 2012, El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 (El Museo del Barrio) http://www.elmuseo.org/en/event/el-museos-bienal-s-files-2011

June 14, 2011-October 23, 2011-Spiral: Perspectives on an African-American Art Collective (Studio Museum in Harlem) http://www.studiomuseum.org/exhibition/spiral-perspectives-african-american-art-collective

June 24-Oct. 2, 2011-Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue Skinned Savior (The Brooklyn Museum) http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/vishnu/

June 24, 2011-Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity (Guggenheim) http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/exhibitions/upcoming/lee-ufan

June 29, 2011-August 13, 2011, Silent Echoes Sound Installation (Rubin) http://www.rmanyc.org/silentechoes

June 29–November 27, 2011, Mother India: The Goddess in Indian Painting (Metropolitan Museum of Art), http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId={6F75CAF0-1167-461A-8AF2-B9599E0E6E69}

July 16–January 16, 2012, Jim Henson's Fantastic World (Museum of the Moving Image) http://www.movingimage.us/exhibitions/2011/07/16/detail/jim-hensons-fantastic-world/

July 24-November 7, 2011, Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects (MOMA) http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1080

July 31-October 23, 2011-Maya Zack, Living Room (Jewish Museum) http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/zack2011

August 30, 2011-January 22, 2012, 9/11 Peace Story Quilt (Metropolitan Museum of Art) http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId={427AFBE3-C836-4757-BE11-E9385E5C9E70}

Did I forget an exhibit or do you want to suggest one? Post a comment below-remember the exhibits should be running through the end of August to qualify for this list!


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