May Art Show Roundup in New York

They say April showers bring May flowers and this year we also have an amazing art show lineup in May! While the Georgia O’Keeffe flowers may not be at the MoMA this spring we do have plenty of other visual delights to enjoy at the lineup of art shows in New York!

Call up your art loving crew, put on your best artsy attire and book your calendars for these exciting openings in May!

May Art Show

1. Part of Me: A Solo Show by Bibi Tran

Dates: May 7 to June 7
Venue: Revelation Gallery, 224 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014
Tickets: RSVP

A reclamation of parts forgotten. Once encompassed by the compartmentalization of self with other entities, Bibi Tran steps outside herself, seeing a past life through new lenses.

Decoding experiences through color and symbolism, Bibi steps beyond social entrapments and into a space where she is able to connect with pure creative flow, a divine energy, a healing, paving the birth for a new style, and a new self.

Her hope is the the viewer can create neural associations with their personal connections and experiences by interpreting the colors and symbols in their own way; that this new series can be a mirror into the prismatic myriad of ways we relate to other and how other unlocks dimensions of us we never knew existed…

Opening reception is May 7 at 6pm.

May Art Show

2. Whitney Biennial: Even Better than the Real Thing

Dates: March 20 - August 11
Venue: Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
Tickets: Available on Whitney website Fridays are Free from 5-10pm, Every second Sunday of the month is free also

This survey of American art takes place every two years and has been a hallmark of the Whitney since 1932. The curation is a variety of sculpture, paintings, photography and film. This exhibit is perfect for a Sunday afternoon visit to entertain an out-oftown guest followed by a coffee or cocktail in the cafe on the 8th floor of the museum. Or take a stroll through the West Village post museum and find some delicious gelato. Our editor’s pick is Anita Gelato!

We loved Takako Yamagushi’s abstract and luscious seascapes with unexpected elements for a fresh take on surrealism. Maja Ruznic’s beautiful color palates of pinks and greens on the same floor are a visual delight to behold. Upside down tipi by Cannupa Hanska Luger was another one of our favorites with the bright pinks and oranges.

If you chose the wrong footwear and need a rest, fear not! There is a film in this exhibit as well with comfortable seating if you can’t wait to sit at the cafe upstairs. The curators really thought of everything!

The mandate of this exhibit was to gather artists who explore the permeability of the relationships between mind and body. Take a stroll and let us know what you think! Image Credit

May Art Show

3. Arlene Shechet: Girl Group at Storm King

Dates: May 4 - October 15
Time: 10am - 5:30pm
Venue: Storm King Art Center
Tickets: $25 per adult

Make a weekend trip of visiting Storm King Art Center and the Hudson Valley! A hop, skip and a jump to the opening of Girl Group will quench that wanderlust from being cooped up during a long winter. Arlene Shechet debuts six new large-scale commissions – with heights up to twenty feet for both the outdoor and indoor works in wood, steel and ceramic.

Get ready for color! Shechet’s pieces incorporate vibrant pinks, oranges, yellows, purples and blues – which is a first for the grounds of Storm King. Get ready for color! Shechet’s pieces incorporate vibrant pinks, oranges, yellows, purples and blues – which is a first for the grounds of Storm King.

May Art Show

4.TEFAF New York

Dates: May 10-14, 2024
Venue: Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave, New York, NY
Tickets:Tickets: $55 (1 day), $75 (multiple days), $25 (students)

If you don’t have your tickets to TEFAF what are you waiting for? Tefaf New York presents masterworks spanning centuries. Galleries from around the world install exceptional pieces amongst the landmark's Corinthian columns and vaulted ceilings.

Milan's Galleria treats art enthusiasts to a whole room full of delicious frescoes and sculptures by Neoclassical portraitist Luigi Crespi. His paintings of children and adults are delight and must be seen up close.

Zurich's Galerie Eva Presenhuber illuminates emerging European talents in painting and drawing. Recent artists have included Austin Eddy, with his whimsical visual poems, and Chase Hall, who uses coffee as a pigment on his cotton canvases.

Tefaf Online further engages virtual visitors. This prestigious fair cultivates appreciation for artistic vision on a grand scale, proving New York is the ideal stage. Image Credit