Everyone likes to feel classy every now and then, right?
And although you can barely remember any of the terminology from your mandatory art history class freshman year of college, you'd like to think you at have at least a rudimentary understanding of the art world.
At the very least, you have an appreciation for it.
There's nothing cooler than getting a peak into someone else's creativity, especially when it's had such a fundamental impact on the artistic community and beyond.
On June 14th, you'll have the opportunity to be exposed to tons of renowned artists from all over the globe during this years Museum Mile Festival.
Attendees will be able to view over 40 exhibits from various museums, completely free of cost.
The event takes place along Fifth Avenue, from East 82nd to 105th streets beginning at 5:45 p.m., and will include live performances and street entertainers in addition to the exhibits.
We've compiled a selection of the best ones that you absolutely must check out this year. Read on to find out what they are.
1. "Moholy-Nagy: Future Present" at The Guggenheim
This exhibit explores the fascinating relationship between technology and art, focusing on the work of László Moholy-Nagy.
It will feature over 300 collages, drawings, ephemera, films, paintings, photos, sculptures, and will be the first time this artist's work will be shown in the United States.
2. "Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs" at Museum of the City of New York
What better way to represent the absurdity of city life than with quirky and all-too-real cartoons?
Artist Roz Chast, whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, chronicles the complexities of city life through her work and is revered as one of the most influential comic voices to emerge in recent decades.
3. "Chris 'Daze' Ellis: The City Is My Muse" at Museum of the City of New York
There's no shortage of incredible street art in NYC - it's a defining element of the artistic culture that exists here.
Artist Chris "Daze" Ellis began his work in the 1970s, and has since taken his art from the streets to his studio. His graffiti presents NYC in both abstract and realistic ways in an effort to capture the characteristic of the city that inspire him most.
4. "Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Antonio Lopez is a Puerto-Rican born New Yorker and illustrator, and has worked for some of the most reputable publication around, including Women's Wear Daily and Vogue.
His work paved the way in terms of diversity in the fashion world, which undoubtedly contributed to the many positive changes we see being made within the industry today regarding representation.
5. "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This super rad exhibit explores the transition from hand-made to machine-made garments, and the impact that this had on the fashion industry.
Over 170 stunning ensembles will be shown, some dating back to the early 20th century.
6. "Adele Bloch-Bauer (1907)" at Neue Galerie New York
Contrary to what you may think, the von Trapps are not the only noteworthy artists to emerge from Austria.
Viewers of this exhibit will get to witness renowned painter Gustav Klimt's famous "Adele Bloch-Bauer", a selection of his landscape and portrait paintings, and a display of Austrian decorative arts from the early twentieth century.
7. "Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History" at The Jewish Museum
As the first museum exhibit to highlight Mizrahi's career, it's definitely not one to miss.
It will display 42 ensembles from the designer, including hats, jewelry, shoes and costumes, as well as original drawings.
8. "Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist" at The Jewish Museum
Brazilian artist Roberto Burle Marx was a painter, sculptor, designer of textiles, jewelry, theater sets, and costumes, a ceramicist, stained-glass artist, avid art collector, a talented baritone, a consummate cook, and self-taught botanist and ecologist.
And you thought your career a an actor/bartender/aspiring DJ was impressive.
The exhibition will show a collection of Marx's gardens inspired by modern art.
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