Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans turned fifty this summer. To celebrate, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is opening the biggest blockbuster of the fall museum calendar. The museum examines sixty artists Warhol has influenced over the past fifty years, a who’s who of the contemporary art world including Avedon, Hirst, Koons, Murakami, Richter, and Sherman. Even Campbell’s Soup is getting in on the action, unveiling one million limited edition soup cans at Target.
Check out Warhol at the Met, an epic jewelry sale, an underground High Line, and five massive new installations.
1. Warhol Worship
Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 18
The only thing better than forty-five legendary Warhol pieces is seeing how sixty artists across generations were influenced by the artist. Devoted followers of the contemporary art icon will not be disappointed by this blockbuster exhibition.
2. Macaulay Culkin Joins an Art Collective
Le Poisson Rouge, September 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The 3MB Collective unveils a new body of work that is cartoony, surreal, and unapologetically fun. It so happens that the group consists of a certain Home Alone star and two musicians made famous by the movie Juno. Check out these collaborative paintings from Macaulay Culkin, Toby Goodshank, and Adam Green.
3. Discover the Next Wave of Artists
BAM, September 5 – January 19
BAM stays booming with new events this month. Catch the ongoing Next Wave Festival, which showcases contemporary performances, films, artist talks, and visual art through January. The art exhibition features works from Daniel Arsham and José Parlá, amongst others.
4. MAD Loot
Museum of Arts and Design, September 12-15
The Museum of Arts & Design holds its annual Loot sale, featuring fifty international jewelry artists handpicked for their one-of-a-kind pieces.
5. NYC Goes Underground
Lower East Side, September 15-27
The Lowline is bringing the greatest city in the world underground. The project’s team, including the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, is working to transform the historic trolley terminal underneath Delancey Street into an urban subterranean park for the public. The Lowline even provides natural sunlight through fiberoptic cables! The exhibition opens this Saturday and includes a 45-foot-long suspended model of Manhattan’s subway grid.
6. Artist Installations Take Over New York’s Galleries
These five installations are taking over some of the City’s top galleries.
Steven Kasher Gallery, September 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Polumbo’s airstream trailer is a gender-bending orgasmatron
Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe
Marlborough Chelsea, September 13, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
This multistory installation’s “period rooms” feature an an Off Track Betting parlor, a cake shop, and a plastic surgery clinic.
Lehman Maupin, September 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This Japanese artist named Mr.—yes, just Mr.—creates an installation of pure chaos, representing the recovery from last year’s tragic tsunami.
Anton Kern Gallery, September 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The gallery is filled with a world of painted and glazed ceramic figures, animals, and creatures.
Steven and William Ladd
The Invisible Dog Art Center, September 15, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
The Ladd brothers have created an installation of handsewn boxes filled with rolled belts and lined with Angora rabbit hair.