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"Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967"
On July 9, 1962, Andy Warhol made his one-person debut at a Los Angles gallery called Ferus, founded five years earlier by curator Walter Hopps and artist Edward Keinholz. It represented the first showing of Warhol's Campbell's Soup Can paintings, an image he became indelibly linked with. Often installed in a grid, they were originally hung in a single line at Ferus, an installation MoMA revives here in its look at Warhol's early years, when he turned the art world upside down.
"Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television"
This show's intriguing premise is that the early television industry from the late-1940s to the mid-1960s was deeply influenced by Modern Art, borrowing many of its style cues for corporate ID (the CBS's "eye" long); studio sets for game shows, variety shows and news broadcasts; and publications (Warhol's cover for TV Guide, featuring Get Smart's Agent 99).
"China: Through the Looking Glass"
This exhibition, which is on view in both the Met's Chinese galleries and the Anna Wintour Costume Center, takes a look at the Middle Kingdom's influence on Western fashion with displays of haute couture and art objects from China.
"Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971"
Before Yoko Ono became inextricably linked with John Lennon—and disparaged as the woman who "broke up" The Beatles—she was an artist, with a career stretching back to the early 1960s. Ono was a conceptual and performance artist, a sincere absurdist influenced by Duchamp and the Fluxus movement. But her delicately minimal aesthetic owed just as much to her Japanese background. This survey—which mostly covers the years leading up to her pop-cultural celebrity—is the first of its kind, and is anchored by her odd, previous association with MoMA: An unofficial show she mounted for herself at the museum in 1971. It consisted primarily of a sign at the entrance, informing the public that she had released flies around the museum. Ono never stopped making her work, which in recent years has been re-introduced to art-world audiences, but his exhibition puts her efforts into historical context.
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Best museums in New York
Whitney Museum of American Art
Like the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum is set apart by its unique architecture
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hang out in an Egyptian temple, gawk at period costumes and take pictures on the gorgeous rooftop garden
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Guggenheim Museum is as famous for its landmark building as it is for its impressive collection and daring temporary shows
The American Museum of Natural History
No matter which wing you wander through or where your curiosities lie, it’s hard to explore without being awestruck