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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

Rashaad Newsome, "L. egends, S. tatements, S. tars"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Newsome's performances, sculptures and large, ornate collages infused identity art with hip-hop.

  1. Marlborough Gallery New York 40 W 57th St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, second floor
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Jan 3
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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, "The Love Within"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The Afro-British painter's portraits imbue their subjects with a sense of gravitas and humanity.

  1. Jack Shainman Gallery 513 W 20th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Jan 10
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Claude Rutault

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The French painter's refined, shaped-canvas minimalism returns to New York after 35 years.

  1. Galerie Perrotin 909 Madison Ave , at 73rd St, 10021
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Jan 3
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"By Proxy"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This group show is predicated on the idea that art is "completed" by the viewer.

  1. James Cohan Gallery 533 W 26th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves, 10001
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Jan 17
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"Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound"

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

A wrap artist keeps things tight.

  1. Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy, at Washington Ave
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sun Mar 29
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Ragnar Kjartansson and the National, A Lot of Sorrow

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

The song remains the same and then some.

  1. Luhring Augustine Bushwick 25 Knickerbocker Ave, between Ingraham St and Johnson Ave, 11237
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sun Dec 21
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Josh Faught, "Christmas Creep"

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

The AIDS Quilt meets "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

  1. Lisa Cooley 107 Norfolk St, between Delancey and Rivington Sts
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sun Dec 21
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"ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s"

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

IThe Gugg goes back to the future.

  1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave, at 89th St, 10128
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Wed Dec 31
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Current New York gallery shows

Thomas Houseago, MOUN ROOM

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The artist eschews his figurative sculptures for an installation inspired by Angkor Wat and by the temples of Kyoto, Japan.

  1. Hauser & Wirth New York 511 W 18th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves, 10011
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Jan 17
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Louise Bourgeois, "Suspension"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The title pretty much tells the story: This show collects works by the renowned sculptor that hang from the ceiling.

  1. Cheim & Read 547 W 25th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves, 10001
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Jan 10
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Richard Pousette-Dart

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This show examines the artists's interplay of light, color and texture in canvases dating from the ’60s to the ’80s.

  1. Pace Gallery 510 W 25th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves , 10001
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Jan 10
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Enrico David

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The London artist's sculptures seem to capture their subjects in the midst of morphing from one state into the next.

  1. Michael Werner 4 E 77th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves
  2. Fri Dec 19 - Sat Jan 24
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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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