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Fall art shows to check out in NYC

The beach crowds may be winding down and the outdoor concerts waning, but that just means the fall arts season is heating up. Here are some of the major art shows in NYC to check out over the next few months.

'Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars'

The literary legend's inter-war years are the focus
Photo Credit: John F. Kennedy Library, Boston

The literary legend's inter-war years are the focus of this exhibition, featuring photographs, personal items, and letters written between Hemingway and his Parisian expat crew of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein, among others. Drafts of short stories and manuscripts of iconic works including "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "The Sun Also Rises" will also be displayed in this comprehensive exhibition. Runs Sept. 25-Jan. 31, 2016, admission $18 adults, $12 seniors, students and ages 13-16; 225 Madison Ave., 212-685-0008, themorgan.org

'Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist'

The social realism and expressionism of Archibald Motley's
Photo Credit: Valerie Gerrard Browne

The social realism and expressionism of Archibald Motley's work is the focus of this survey of the great Harlem Renaissance painter, most famous for his vivid depictions of the jazz scenes of 1920s Chicago. Runs Oct. 2, 2015-Jan. 17, 2016, admission $22 adults, $18 seniors and students, free for ages 18 and under; 99 Gansevoort St., 212-570-3600, whitney.org

'Pixar: The Design of Story'

Photo Credit: Disney/Pixar

"Toy Story," "Cars," "Brave," "Up" and other classics are dissected to reveal the design process of animated features at Pixar Animation Studios. Sketches and sculptures demonstrate character development and the psychology of emotional attachment in film. Runs Oct. 8, 2015-Aug. 7, 2016, admission $18 adults, $12 seniors, $9 for students, free for ages 18 and under; 2 E. 91st St., 212-849-8400, cooperhewitt.org

'Superheroes in Gotham'

Comic books were born in 1930s New York
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Metropoliscomics.com

Comic books were born in 1930s New York City, along with the superheroes that have endured and evolved across media platforms for decades around the globe. This exhibition examines the art form's origins and influence. Runs Oct. 9-Feb. 21, 2016, admission $20 adults, $15 seniors, $12 students, $6 for ages 5-12, free under 5; 170 Central Park W., 212-873-3400, nyhistory.org

'The Great Race: New York's Marathon'

This juried exhibition is comprised of images of
Photo Credit: Adrian Kinloch

This juried exhibition is comprised of images of the race itself and spectator scenery over the decades submitted by both amateur and professional photographers in honor of the iconic marathon, which returns Nov. 1. Runs Oct. 20-March 20, 2016, suggested admission $14 adults, $10 seniors and students, free under 20; 1220 Fifth Ave., 212-534-1672, mcny.org

'Frank Stella: A Retrospective'

This retrospective of the work of Frank Stella,
Photo Credit: 2015, Frank, Stella/Artists, Rights

This retrospective of the work of Frank Stella, considered one of America's most important living artists, will take up the expanse of the museum's fifth floor. Paintings, sculptures and reliefs from the mid-1950s to present day will be among approximately 120 works on display. Runs Oct. 30-Feb. 7, 2016, admission $22 adults, $18 seniors and students, free for ages 18 and under; 99 Gansevoort St., 212-570-3600, whitney.org

'Unorthodox'

The more than 200 works included in this
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist and Walls

The more than 200 works included in this exhibition look at the way artists challenge the status quo through their practice. The show features more than 50 artists from a variety of backgrounds. Runs Nov. 6-Mar. 27, 2016, admission $15 adults, $12 seniors, $7.50 students, free for ages 18 and under; 1109 Fifth Ave., 212-423-3200, thejewishmuseum.org

'Steve McCurry: India'

The award-winning photographer has spent decades shooting South
Photo Credit: Wendy McCardle

The award-winning photographer has spent decades shooting South Asia and the Middle East for National Geographic (his 1984 portrait of a refugee Afghan girl is arguably the magazine's most famous cover). This exhibition pulls from his work in India, taken over a 30-year time period, and includes cityscapes, portraiture and landscape photography. Runs Nov. 18-April 5, 2016, admission $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, free for ages 12 and under; 150 W. 17th St., 212-620-5000, rubinmuseum.org

'Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style'

The French aristocrat renowned for her style is
Photo Credit: The Costume Institute

The French aristocrat renowned for her style is the focus of the Costume Institute's new fashion exhibition. About 60 ensembles, mostly from de Ribes' personal collection of haute couture and ready-to-wear, dating from 1959 to the present, will be displayed. Runs Nov. 19-Feb. 21, 2016, suggested admission $25 adults, $17 seniors, $12 students, free for under 12; 1000 Fifth Ave., 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org

'Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008'

Photographs, paintings and historical items tell the story
Photo Credit: Collection of Ken Harck

Photographs, paintings and historical items tell the story of Coney Island's evolution, from its beginnings as a playground for wealthy New Yorkers in the 19th century through its decades-long disrepair and its more recent rebirth in this exhibition, through the work of William Merritt Chase, Weegee and Diane Arbus, to name a few. Runs Nov. 20-Mar. 13, 2016, suggested admission $16 adults, $10 seniors and students, free for ages 19 and under; 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights, 718-638- 5000, brooklynmuseum

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