This is your last chance to see four outstanding NYC museum and gallery exhibits closing soon. An interesting collection of art, history and more, and they are all FREE, so you can enjoy NYC on the cheap.
Through Monday, Dec. 26th
Letters to Andy Warhol – FREE exhibit of rarely seen letters and artwork from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, including a hand-written 1974 letter from Yves Saint Laurent, and a 1962Warhol painting of a lipstick red Cadillac. Maybe that’s why Cadillac partnered with the Warhol museum for this exhibit. Yes, there’s also a real red Cadillac on display. 8am to 7pm weekdays, 10am to 7pm weekends, at Cadillac House, 330 Hudson St., two blocks north of Spring St.
Through Wednesday, January 4th
High Line Art – Experience Experimental People an exhibition of video works by Rosa Aiello, Danielle Dean, Shana Moulton, and Jacolby Satterwhite which include both animation and live footage, depict common experiences imagined in each artist’s unique aesthetic. FREE Daily from 4pm until the park closes, on the High Line at West 14th St.
Through Thursday, January 5th
34th Annual Wreath Interpretations – This FREE exhibition features more than 40 wreathes made from unconventional materials, including beer cans, cheese rinds, household mail, seashells, eyeglasses, peppermint candies and cooking utensils. Weekdays, 9am to 5pm, at the Central Park Arsenal, Fifth Ave. at 67th St.
Through Friday, January 6th
Revolutionary America – This multi-media exhibit explores the political and cultural issues that led to the American Revolution, and the life during the war. FREE at Federal Hall National Memorial, 26 Wall Street. Park Rangers also offer free guided tours. #educationaltours
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Through Sunday, January 8th
Battle of Brooklyn – The Continental Army lost this first major battle of the American Revolution that included a strategic retreat. Learn more about one of the most important skirmishes of the Revolutionary War with a timeline and artifacts that include a letter detailing a plot to assassinate George Washington, Revolutionary Era clothing and a marching drum, and more. At the New York Historical Society, 76th St. and Central Park West. Also at the museum now is an exhibit of paintings and photographs of Muhammad Ali by NYC artists and photographers.
Medieval Jerusalem: Every People Under Heaven – Devotional objects, glassworks, textiles, jewelry and more, from one of the world’s most important cities, equally important through the ages to Jews, Christians and Muslims. There are artifacts from Syria, Germany, France and other nations. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Ave. at 83rd St. The Met is not free – it’s pay as you wish all the time – and you can wish to pay very little to visit a museum always on the list of the world’s best.
Through Sunday, Jan 15th
Life of an American Ruin: Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion –This exhibition is devoted exclusively to Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion and asks viewers to consider the importance of ruins in the modern age. Archival images show the Pavilion at its height during the Fair; current photographs capture the beauty of the building in its ruined state, and an audio clip of a 1999 interview with Philip Johnson on the fate of the Pavilion. At the City Reliquary, a quirky little museum in Brooklyn, 370 Metropolitan Ave.
Andy Warhol red Cadillac image courtesy Artblart