Art

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


Best art in New York: Critics' picks

"MoMA PS1 and Bob & Roberta Smith Invite You to Throw Your Art Away"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Bob and Roberta Smith (a.k.a. Patrick Brill) provide dumpsters in MoMA PS1's courtyard to dipose your art.

  1. MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, at 46th Ave
  2. Until Sun Mar 8
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“Chris Ofili: Night and Day”

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

On view is the full gamut of the Afro-British artist's career, including paintings, drawings and sculpture.

  1. New Museum of Contemporary Art 235 Bowery, at Prince St
  2. Until Wed Dec 31
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"Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Outider artist Judith Scott's process pieces rival anything produced by contemporary sculptors.

  1. Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy, at Washington Ave
  2. Until Sun Mar 29
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"V.S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

All-over compositions evoke ancient tablets or batik fabrics illuminated by the light from India's skies, seas and jungles.

  1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave, at 89th St, 10128
  2. Until Wed Dec 31
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"Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor"

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

Art filled with soul and sentiment.

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Fri Oct 31 - Wed Dec 31
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"From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945–1952"

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

People assume Abstract Expressionism was white, straight and male. The Jewish Museum complicates that picture.

  1. The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Fri Oct 31 - Sun Feb 1
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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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Antoine Catala, "New Feelings"

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

Works that are numb and number

  1. 47 Canal 291 Grand Street, second floor, between Eldridge and Allen Sts, 10002
  2. Until Sun Nov 2
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Current New York gallery shows

Chris Martin

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Martin borrows equally from modernist abstraction, pop culture and Folk Art to create eye-popping canvases.

  1. Anton Kern Gallery 532 W 20th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Fri Oct 31 - Sat Nov 15
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Jörg Immendorff, "Café Deutschland"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Immendorff created this cycle of paintings between 1977 and 1984, and they quickly became his best-known works.

  1. Michael Werner 4 E 77th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves
  2. Fri Oct 31 - Sat Nov 8
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Wayne Thiebaud

  • Critics choice
  • Free

At 93, this left coast legend is still going strong after a nearly half-century.

  1. Acquavella Galleries 18 E 79th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10075
  2. Fri Oct 31 - Fri Nov 21
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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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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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