6 New York Art Exhibitions to Visit this Winter

The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I
Through January 5, 2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Embark on a journey into the drama of knighthood at the beginning of the Renaissance in The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I. Marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Emperor Maximilian, the exhibition illustrates his life and legacy through the symbol of armor. Under the Austrian ruler, the Habsburgs became one of the most powerful families in Europe, with ties to Spain, Bohemia, and the Netherlands. More than 180 objects were collected from around Europe, the Middle East, and the United States to demonstrate the history and culture of chivalry in medieval times. Highlights include Maximilian I’s shiny steel jousting armor, gold-embellished sword, field armor, and gauntlets. Weapons, paintings, sculptures, stained glass, tapestries, and sandstone reliefs commissioned by Maximilian come together to tell the story of the Holy Roman Emperor’s heroic struggle for dynastic power in Europe. metmuseum.org

Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal
Through November 17, 2019
The Frick Collection

Mel Bochner: Exasperations
Through December 21, 2019
Peter Freeman

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Through January 13, 2020
Neue Galerie New York

The Pencil Is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists
Through January 5, 2020
The Drawing Center

Yayoi Kusama
Through December 14, 2019
David Zwirner