Labor Day weekend is a last chance to see some major exhibitions around the city. If you haven’t seen these yet, then now’s the time:
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art – China Through the Looking Glass (closes 9/7). The museum will stay open until midnight, Friday (9/5) and Saturday (9/6) nights.
At MoMA – Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series
At the Guggenheim – Story Lines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim (closes 9/9)
At the Neue Gallerie – Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold
At the Morgan Library and Museum — Life Lines: Portrait Drawings From Durer to Picasso The Morgan, not normally open on Mondays, will be open on Labor Day. The exhibit closes September 8th.
Labor Day weekend is also a great time to check out The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. It takes place over two weekends: Sept. 5, 6, and 7, and Sept. 12 and 13. The event showcases fine arts and crafts from around the New York metropolitan area, the nation and the world. This isn’t a street fair but rather a sidewalk art exhibition. It runs from University Place, starting at East 13th Street, and continues south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street. The southern end of the show encompasses Schwartz Plaza between NYU’s Shimkin Hall and Bobst Library.