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

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"Go with the Flow"

  • Critics choice

Spray painting migrates from the sides of buildings to canvas in this group show of 19 artists.

  1. The Hole 312 Bowery, between Bleecker and E 1st Sts, 10012
  2. Tue Aug 19 - Sat Aug 23
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Alfredo Jaar, A Logo for America

  • Critics choice

Alfredo Jaar's animated 1987 short, A Logo for America, is brought back to Time Square.

  1. Times Square Broadway, between 42nd and 47th Sts
  2. Tue Aug 19 - Mon Sep 1
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"The Thing Itself"

  • Critics choice

Contemporary photographers take various approaches in using the medium as a subject.

  1. Yancey Richardson Gallery 525 W 22nd St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Tue Aug 19 - Fri Aug 22
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"The Middle East Revealed: A Female Perspective"

  • Price band: 2/4

Photographs by four contemporary female artists from the Middle East explore various aspects of the region.

  1. Howard Greenberg Gallery 41 E 57th St, between Madison and Park Aves
  2. Tue Aug 19 - Fri Aug 29
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Jerry Kearns, "RRRGGHH!!!"

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Jerry Kearns mashes together Westerns, film noir and the Rapture.

  1. Mike Weiss Gallery 520 W 24th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Tue Aug 19 - Sat Aug 23
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Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

In his compact survey of Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Americana meets Conceptual Art.

  1. Galerie Perrotin 909 Madison Ave , at 73rd St, 10021
  2. Tue Aug 19 - Fri Aug 22
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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. Tue Aug 19 - 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. Wed Aug 20 - Sun Oct 19
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Current New York gallery shows

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. Tue Aug 19 - 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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Jeff Koons, Split Rocker

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

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 Aug 19 - Sat Oct 4
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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

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