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Best art in New York: Critics' picks

"Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Works by 19 current artists explore the subject of the Garden of Eden and its attendant themes.

  1. Museum of Biblical Art (MoBiA) 1865 Broadway, at 61st St
  2. Tue Sep 2 - Sun Sep 28
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"That Obscure Object of Desire"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This group show is organized around the theme of erotic desires on the verge of spinning out of control.

  1. Luxembourg & Dayan 64 E 77th St, between Madison and Park Aves, 10075
  2. Tue Sep 2 - Sat Oct 4
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Sam Falls, "Light Over Time"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Falls enlivens Downtown Brooklyn with interactive sculptures that include a maze, seesaws and gigantic wind chimes.

  1. Public Art Fund at MetroTech Center Commons MetroTech Center Commons, Myrtle Ave, between Flatbush Ave and Jay St
  2. Until Fri May 29
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"Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The subjects of these separate portraits by El Greco Scipione Pulzone square off in a contrast of styles.

  1. The Frick Collection 1 E 70th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves
  2. Tue Sep 2 - Sun Oct 26
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Amie Siegel, Provenance

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

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. Until Sun Jan 4
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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. Wed Sep 3 - Sun Oct 19
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Rachel Feinstein, Folly

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Free

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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"Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today"

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Art that serves up Latin culture without a beat.

  1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave, at 89th St, 10128
  2. Until Wed Oct 1
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Current New York gallery shows

Danh Vo, We the People

  • Critics choice
  • Free

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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Jeff Koons, Split Rocker

  • Free

In a sort-of reprise of Puppy, his 1992 massive outdoor topiary, Koons is erecting another floral public monument on the plaza in front of Rockefeller Center.

  1. Public Art Fund at Rockefeller Center Plaza 45 Rockefeller Plaza, between 49th and 50th Sts and Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Until Fri Sep 12
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"That Obscure Object of Desire"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This group show is organized around the theme of erotic desires on the verge of spinning out of control.

  1. Luxembourg & Dayan 64 E 77th St, between Madison and Park Aves, 10075
  2. Tue Sep 2 - Sat Oct 4
More info
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Best art galleries and exhibitions

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

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
  • Critics choice

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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Art events calendar

  1. Sleep No More

    To untimely rip and paraphrase a line from Macbeth...

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    Finally, an ultimate tribute to not just the artis...

  3. Carl Ostendarp,...

    A pall of conflicting emotions seems to hang over ...

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