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Stylistically Morley’s work is located at the vector where Expressionism, Pop Art and Realism meet, a mix that aligns well with his exploration of boyhood’s fascination with war and other testosterone-related pursuits. At 84, Morley hardly views such things critically; he’s more interested in limning the talismans of male memory—tin soldiers, model airplanes, military figures. The last, in the form of Napoleon, Nelson and Wellington, put in especially noticeable appearances in his latest show.
Cecily Brown, “The English Garden”
Brown made her mark with large quasifigurative, all-over compositions. Heavy on flesh tones and peekaboo sex, they suggested Pollock and De Kooning whirled in a postfeminist blender. The paintings here—assembled together for the first time by writer Jim Lewis—are smaller and concerned with the personal and meditative rather than the carnal.
"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