Museum-hopping is one of the most eclectic, mind-expanding experiences a New Yorker can have. Sure, you can bop in and out of restaurants and taste cuisines from across the globe, and the variety of music around town is impressive. But museums are packed with so much complex information—history, technology, lifestyle, philosophy, and, of course, aesthetic beauty—that you can’t help but come away changed.
Looking at the 11 best art exhibitions this fall, the range is stunning: contemporary Chinese art; newly restored Renaissance religious paintings; a major survey of the artist behind The Scream; a 37-year-old Dutch superstar designer; and a documentary immersion in the Vietnam War. The whole world is there in our museums. All you have to do is go; we can assist with that.