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Art Shows and Exhibitions in the Tri-State Area

Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York are all bursting with must-see art exhibits this spring.  For eager artists and art-admirers alike, exhibits are the best way to go check out relevant and exciting work being produced right now.  Here’s a list of some of the most talked about shows coming up soon in the tri-state. See what’s happening and get inspired!




A-Space Gallery at West Cove StudioWest-Cove-Studio

“String Theory: Six Artists”

West Haven, Mar 28 to Apr 25, 2015


Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of ArtOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

“Premiere 2015 Exhibition”

Groton, Feb 27 to Apr 11, 2015



“Heads Will Roll”

“Vertical Reach: Political Protest and the Militant Aesthetic Now”

New Haven, Feb 20 to May 2, 2015


City GalleryCity-Gallery

“In Passing”

New Haven, Apr 2 to Apr 26, 2015 


Lyme Art AssociationO

“94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition”

“Heat, Wave: Summer on the Water”

“Summer Nights and the Connecticut Pastel Society”

Old Lyme, Mar 6 to Apr 17, 2015


Mystic Arts CenterYoung-At-Art-2013

“MAC Members and Elected Artists Exhibition”

“Young At Art”

Mystic, Mar 7 to Apr 11, 2015


Wadsworth Atheneum


“Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008”

“Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion and Its Legacy”

“Michael C. McMillen / MATRIX 171”

“Warhol & Mapplethorpe: Guise & Dolls”

Hartford, Jan 31 to May 31, 2015




The Center for Contemporary ArtCenter-for-Contemporary-Art

“Spring Exhibits at The Center for Contemporary Art”

Bedminster, April 6 to May 23, 2015


Douglass Library GalleriesDouglas

“Momentum: Women/Art/Technology”

New Brunswick, January 20 to April 17, 2015


Grounds for SculptureGrounds-For-Sculpture

“Jae Ko: Selections”

Hamilton, March 29 to February 7, 2016


The Newark MuseumNewark-Museum

“Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars”

“Royals and Regalia: Inside the Palaces of Nigeria’s Monarchs”

Newwark, February 25 to August 9, 2015


Paul Robeson GalleriesPaul-Robeson

“Healing Through Art: A Collaborative Exhibition”

“Fertile Soil”

“Clark Stoeckley: The United States Versus Private Chelsea Manning”

January 20 to July 30, 2015

“Our Common Cause: Rutgers University Photography: Newark Students Engaging in Women’s Health in Nicaragua”

February 16 to July 30, 2015

“Robert Lobe: In the Forest Drawn of Metal”

April 11 to January 17, 2016


Puffin Cultural ForumPuffin

“One-Day Exhibition: Mihoko Suzuki and Naomi Shibuya”

Teaneck, April 25, 2015


TCNJ Art GalleryPascual_TCNJ

“An Unfixed Image: The Photographic Across Media”

Mar 11, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015

“Remixing Revolution: Contemporary Culture in Cuba”

Ewing, Mar 12, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015


Visual Arts Center of New JerseyVisual-Arts-Center
“Summer Exhibition”

June 26 to August 2015





“Feel Big Live Small”

Manhattan, Through May 16


Asia Society and MuseumAsia-Society

“Buddhist Art of Myanmar”

Through May 10


Benrubi GallerySimon Norfolk Installations

“View, Kyoto”

Through May 9


Brooklyn MuseumBasquiat

“Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks”

April 3 to August 23, 2015

“Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound”

“Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic”

Through March 5, 2015

“Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time”

Through July 12, 2015


Brooklyn Historical SocietyBrooklyn-History

“Mapping Brooklyn”

Brooklyn, Through September 6


Children’s Museum of the ArtsChildren's-Museum

“Pixelated: Sum of its Pieces”

Through May 3


Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, SmithsonianMaking_Design

“Making Design”

Through June 14

“Beautiful Users”

Through April 26

“Tools: Extending Our Reach”

Through May 25


Gagosian GalleryGagosian

“Tatiana Trouvé: Studies for Desire Lines”

March 3–April 25

“In the Studio: Paintings”

“In the Studio: Photographs”

Through April 18

“Chamberlain | Prouvé: In Collaboration With Galerie Patrick Seguin”



Galerie LelongGalerie-Lelong

“Etel Adnan”

April 2 through May 8


The Jewish MuseumJewish-Museum

“Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey”



Marianne Boesky Gallery Mariane-Boesky

“Hans Op de Beeck: The Drawing Room”

Manhattan, April 1 to May 1, 2015 


The Metropolitan Museum of ArtMET

“Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art”

Through September 7, 2015

“Bazm and Razm: Feast and Fight in Persian Art”

Through June 31

“The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky”

Through May 10


Michael Mut Gallery

“Patrick Scheid: Zara Notes”

Manhattan, April 2 to May 2, 2015


Mitchell-Innes & NashMitchell-Ines

“Joseph Beuys: Multiples from the Reinhard Schlegel Collection”

Manhattan, Through April 18 



“Simon Denny: The Innovator’s Dilemma”

Manhattan, April 3–September 7


Museum of Arts and DesignMADMuseum

“Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin”

March 31 to August 30, 2015

“New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America”


“Painting Realism From Photographs”

Through May 11

“Richard Estes: Painting New York City”

Through September 20


The Museum of Biblical ArtMobia

“Sculpture in the Age of Donatello”

Manhattan, February 20–June 14


The Museum of the City of New YorkHipHop_Hero

“Hip-Hop Revolution”

April 1 to September 13, 2015

“A Beautiful Way to Go: New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery”


“Soundscape New York”

Through June 7

“Activist New York”


“Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand”

Through July 19


Museum of the Moving ImageMoving-image

“Behind the Screen”




Neue Galerie New Yorkadelesquare

“Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold”

Manhattan, April 2 to September 7, 2015


Queens Museum of ArtQueens-Museum

“Panorama of the City of New York”


“Queens Museum Studio Program Exhibition”

Through June 28




Skarstedt Gallery

“Keith Haring: Heaven and Hell”

New York City, until April 18, 2015



The Studio Museum in HarlemHarlem

“Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing”

Through June 28

About the author

Sophia O'Brien Udry

Sophia O'Brien-Udry is an intern at Creative Arts Advocate. She is a first-year student at Bard College and is studying the Written Arts. Sophia is originally from New Haven, Connecticut, and has been an avid admirer of the visual arts throughout her life.

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