NYC’s 10 Best Art Museum Exhibits to See in June & May (5 to 1)
5. Spider Silk. American Museum of Natural History; Central Park West at 79th Street. See a magnificent silk display produced over four years by one million wild spiders in Madagascar and 80 people. The golden-colored silk is a must-see and unlike any other in the world. Suggested admission is $16 for adults.
4. Whitney Biennial: 2010. Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue, Upper East Side. 2010 is an outstanding exhibit for contemporary art lovers that brings together contemporary artists and displays their works of art through paintings, sculpture, photography, video, performance and installation. Closes May 30th, 2010. General admission is $18.
3. The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter. American Museum of Natural History; Central Park West at 79th Street. The diversity of butterflies has decreased in some parts of the world, mostly due to the environment and loss of habitat. Enjoy their beauty close up at this beautiful Butterfly Conservatory. The butterflies come from butterfly farms maintained by environmentalists. Great for children. Open through May 31, 2010. Tickets are $24 for adults and $14 for children.
2. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century. Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, Midtown East. Henri Carier-Bresson, one of photography’s giants, shot more than 500,000 frames in his lifetime. This exhibit shows 300 iconic photographs of the twentieth century. Shows some of the genius’s greatest work. Showing through June 28. Admission $20.
1. National Design Triennial: Why Design Now? Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, 2 East 91st Street, Upper East Side. This unique, astounding exhibit opened May 14th to present innovative, contemporary art addressing human and environmental problems in the 21st century. One-of-a-kind. $15 admission.