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"Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901–1911"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The Gugg pulls out its holding of Kandinskys spanning the decade before the artist's abstract breakthrough, when he worked in a representational style.

  1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave, at 89th St, 10128
  2. Fri Jul 25 - Wed Dec 31
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Robert Melee, "a dozen Roses"

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Melee made his reputation capturing his mother in varying stages of inebriation, undress and acting out, producing images that could seem cringeworthy yet fascinating.

  1. Higher Pictures 980 Madison Ave , between 76th and 77th Sts, 10065
  2. Thu Jul 24 - Fri Aug 1
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"Bloodflames Revisited"

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Kasmin fills both of its spaces in homage to "Bloodflames," the 1947 Surrealist exhibition that became a legend for its installation design.

  1. Paul Kasmin Gallery 515 W 27th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Thu Jul 24 - Fri Aug 15
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Polly Apfelbaum, "A Handweaver’s Pattern Book"

Textile patterns provide the impetus for the artist's work, which consists of ink drawings created on panels of rayon.

  1. Clifton Benevento 515 Broadway , between Broome and Spring Sts
  2. Thu Jul 24 - Fri Aug 8
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Mickalene Thomas, "Tête de Femme"

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Mickalene Thomas's larger-than-life images capture womens faces through a Cubistic lens.

  1. Lehmann Maupin 540 W 26th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Thu Jul 24 - Fri Aug 8
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Amie Siegel, Provenance

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Amie Siegel’s video explores the long, strange trip of objects becoming art

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Thu Jul 24 - Wed Dec 31
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“Jeff Koons: A Retrospective”

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 2/4

The Whitney surveys America's artist.

  1. Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Ave, at 75th St, 10021
  2. Thu Jul 24 - Sun Oct 19
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Rachel Feinstein, Folly

  • Rated as: 4/5

Fairy-tale stage sets haunt Madison Square Park.

  1. Madison Square Park 23rd St to 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Until Sun Sep 7
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Current New York gallery shows

"Another Look at Detroit: Parts 1 & 2"

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Marianne Boesky and Marlborough team up to present this exhibition focusing on the Motor City, past and present, as well as its prospects for a postindustrial future.

  1. Marianne Boesky Gallery 509 W 24th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves, 10001
  2. Thu Jul 24 - Fri Aug 8
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James Lee Byars, "Is Is and Other"

On view are examples of Byars's late work, including a pair of gilded marble columns and two spheres of carved basalt.

  1. Michael Werner 4 E 77th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves
  2. Thu Jul 24 - Sat Aug 30
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Danh Vo, We the People

  • Critics choice

Pieces of Vo's lifesize (albeit unassembled) replica of Lady Liberty take up residence at Brooklyn Bridge and City Hall Parks.

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St, at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Until Fri Dec 5
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Tom Friedman, "Paint and Styrofoam"

  • Critics choice

Painted Styrofoam provides the means for the artist's latest feats of visual prestidigitation.

  1. Luhring Augustine Bushwick 25 Knickerbocker Ave, between Ingraham St and Johnson Ave, 11237
  2. Fri Jul 25 - Fri Aug 8
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Best art galleries and exhibitions

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Price band: 3/4
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The Metropolitan Museum is impressive in terms both of quality and scale.

  1. 1000 Fifth Ave, (at 82nd St)
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

  • Price band: 1/4
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MoMA is home to the most important artworks, spanning the 19th to 21st centuries.

  1. 11 W 53rd St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
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Whitney Museum of American Art

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The museum’s reputation rests mainly on the Whitney Biennial.

  1. 945 Madison Ave, (at 75th St)
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Brooklyn Museum

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Brooklyn’s art showcase is a less-crowded alternative to Manhattan’s spaces.

  1. 200 Eastern Pkwy, (at Washington Ave)
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