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Art galleries, exhibitions and reviews of the latest and best art in New York


Best art in New York: Critics' picks

Cory Arcangel, "tl;dr"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Flatscreens display ’90s pop-cultural clips downloaded from the internet each altered with Java applet called "Lake."

  1. Team Gallery 47 Wooster St, between Broome and Grand Sts
  2. Until Sun Oct 26
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Morris Louis, "Veils"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This series of paintings done in the late 1950s represent the artist's breakthrough to his signature style.

  1. Mnuchin Gallery 45 E 78th St, between Madison and Park Aves, 10075
  2. Until Sat Oct 18
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Roxy Paine, "Denuded Lens"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The centerpiece of Paine's gallery debut features a wood-carved sculpture of a TSA airport security checkpoint.

  1. Marianne Boesky Gallery 509 W 24th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves, 10001
  2. Until Sat Oct 4
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Lily van der Stokker, "Huh"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This Dutch artist sends up stereotypes about femininity with sculptural objects and wall paintings all in pink.

  1. Koenig & Clinton 459 W 19th St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves
  2. Until Sat Oct 18
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Sam Falls, "Light Over Time"

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

Downtown Brooklyn gets a multihued makeover.

  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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“Here and Elsewhere”

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

The Arab world’s troubles are explored through art.

  1. New Museum of Contemporary Art 235 Bowery, at Prince St
  2. Wed Sep 24 - Sun Sep 28
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"Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness"

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Austere elegance comes at the price of obscurity.

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sun Nov 2
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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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Current New York gallery shows

David Benjamin Sherry, "Climate Vortex Sutra"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Sherry's photographs transform the familiar into the alien.

  1. Salon 94 Bowery 243 Bowery, at Stanton St, 10002
  2. Wed Sep 24 - Sat Oct 25
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Nick Cave, "Made for Whites by Whites"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Both parts of this two-space show use found ceramic objects. Together, the exhibits explore stereotypes, both positive and negative.

  1. Jack Shainman Gallery 513 W 20th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Until Sat Oct 11
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Justine Kurland, "Sincere Auto Care"

  • Free

Kurland's images of landscapes, highways and mechanic shops explore America's spatial and psychological dynamics.

  1. Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery 534 W 26th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Until Sat Oct 11
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Chris Marker, "Koreans"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Marker (1921–2012) created these photos on a 1957 trip to North Korea, which offer a glimpse into the Hermit Kingdom.

  1. Peter Blum 20 W 57th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Until Sat Oct 18
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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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