Unlocking Your Creative Muse: How to Find Inspiration 

Medicine and art may appear as distinct fields but they share many similarities. Both require creativity and technical skill, involve the pursuit of truth, constantly evolve with discoveries and techniques, and can profoundly impact people’s lives. Medicine seeks to alleviate suffering and cure diseases, while art aims to express emotions and ideas. Both fields are highly subjective, with doctors and artists interpreting information and experiences differently. Ultimately, medicine and art reflect our human capacity for creativity, innovation, and compassion, and their integration can promote healing and well-being in individuals and society. 

Based on all of the above, the best way to get inspired is to enjoy art. We will feature the best unusual museum exhibitions in New York right now. Just choose what you like.  

Thierry Mugler: Couturissime 

The Brooklyn Museum’s Thierry Mugler: Couturissime showcases around 130 outfits, accessories, sketches, videos, images, and installations that reflect the innovative approach of the fashion visionary. Mugler’s edgy designs and unorthodox use of materials, such as glass and vinyl, made him one of the most daring designers of the late twentieth century. The exhibition also features a fragrance section highlighting Mugler’s trailblazing scent Angel.  

It’s on view until May 7, 2023. 

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio 

MOMA’s new exhibit, “Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio,” showcases the intricate process behind the celebrated filmmaker’s first stop-motion animation film. The exhibition features meticulously crafted set pieces, puppets, marionettes, drawings, archival photos, and props from the movie, highlighting the handcrafted nature of stop-motion filmmaking. Visitors can watch a time-lapse video of an animator at work, capturing the careful movement of each piece, step by step. Experience the miniature magic of cinema and marvel at the staggering process of stop-motion animation. 

The show is on view through April 15, 2023. 

Black Power to Black People: Branding the Black Panther Party 

The Black Panther Party’s military-style uniform with black clothing and exposed weapons became an enduring symbol. Poster House’s new exhibit showcases the party’s branding through clothes, posters, and newspapers, featuring 37 works from 1932 to 1980. The exhibition highlights the party’s graphic language, which aimed to reclaim Black humanity and decommodify Black life. 

Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) 

Renowned artist Kara Walker’s collection of 15 prints explores slavery’s brutality and the omission of African American narratives in post-Civil War historical texts. Titled Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), the exhibit responds to the 1866 anthology Harper’s Pictorial History of the Great Rebellion by enlarging its illustrations and overlaying them with large, stenciled figures. The exhibit not only reflects on the past but also calls for reflection on the ongoing legacy of racial stereotyping and violence. 

The exhibit is on view now through June 11, 2023, at The New York Historical Society on the Upper West Side. 

Museum of Broadway 

Theater enthusiasts will be thrilled to visit the new museum, featuring amazing costumes, Broadway history, and fun photo opportunities. The museum showcases over 500 productions from the 1700s to the present day. One of the highlights is the special exhibit, The Making of a Broadway Show, which celebrates the hardworking on- and off-stage community behind the magic of plays and musicals. 

Berenice Abbott’s New York Album, 1929 

The Met will feature an exhibit of Berenice Abbott’s black-and-white images of New York this spring. The exhibition will showcase 266 images of her adventures documenting the city’s iconic landmarks, bridges, trains, and daily life. According to Met Director Max Hollein, the exhibit is a unique treasure that has never been fully shown or published before. Abbott had initially planned a short trip to New York but was fascinated by the city and felt she had finally found her calling. 

On view through September 4, 2023. 

no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria 

The Whitney Museum’s new exhibition, “no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria,” showcases over 50 works by Puerto Rican and diaspora artists responding to the transformative impact of the hurricane. It is the first major U.S. Museum survey of Puerto Rican art in nearly 50 years and coincides with the fifth anniversary of the storm. The exhibition is defined by the larger context in which the devastation was compounded by historical events that preceded and followed the disaster. 

See the show through April 23, 2023. 

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