Where to Find Art in New York City this Fall

Summer is coming to a close, and as hard as it is to top weekends spent at the farmer’s markets of Brooklyn, the beaches of Long Island or the mountains of the Berkshires, one of the greatest things about New York City is that there is plenty to do that doesn’t require beautiful weather. As the air turns from crisp to cold, one of our favorite pastimes is exploring the New York art scene, from museums, to galleries, to special shows and exhibitions. Fall is an especially exciting time in the art world, too, because it’s when many of the city’s galleries and museums launch their new programs and exhibitions.

Get out your calendars and make note of these top spots to find art in New York City this fall.
art in new york city fall 2016 - NY Art Book Fair
The New York Art Book Fair, September 16-18, MoMA PS1. This free public event, presented by Printer Matter, is expected to attract 350 booksellers to the MoMA outpost in Long Island City. Expect to find art books, ‘zines, periodicals, and more.

Chris Antemann: Forbidden Fruit, September 22 to February 5, Museum of Arts and Design. This solo exhibition features work from the Oregon-based sculptor’s partnership with the MEISSEN porcelain factory. Antemann’s figured were largely inspired by The Garden of Eden. 

Affordable Art Fair, September 28-October 2, Metropolitan Pavillion. This bi-annual show draws dozens of gallerists and artists, along with thousands of collectors, to the Metropolitan Pavillion. As the name gives away, the focus is on attainable art, with prices ranging from $100-$10,000 (most works cost under $5,000.)

IFPDA Print Fair, November 2-6, Park Avenue Armory. Put on by the nonprofit International Fine Print Dealer’s Association, the show is part of the larger Print Week program, designed to educate and inspire collectors and dealers on the value of fine printmaking. The show draws nearly 100 galleries.

Word and Image, Martin Luther’s Reformation, October 7, 2016 through January 22, 2017, The Morgan Library & MuseumThis exhibition honors the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s famed Ninety Five Theses and Reformation campaign.