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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

"Egon Schiele: Portraits"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

 This show is the first to focus on Egon Schiele's output in portraiture, with some 125 examples of his work.

  1. Neue Galerie New York 1048 Fifth Ave, at 86th St
  2. Thu Oct 30 - Mon Jan 19
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"Garden of Unearthly Delights: Work By Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamLab"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Allusions to Ukiyo-e prints, Medieval Buddhist painting and other aspects of traditional Japanese art are mixed with a granular focus on detail to create fantastical images.

  1. Japan Society 333 E 47th St, between First and Second Aves, 10017
  2. Thu Oct 30 - Sun Jan 11
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"ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

This historical survey, the first of its type in the U.S., takes the measure of the postwar Zero group.

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

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Robert Gober's sculptures and installations imbue simple, everyday objects with an outsized sense of longing.

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Thu Oct 30 - 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. Thu Oct 30 - 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. Thu Oct 30 - 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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"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. Thu Oct 30 - 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. Thu Oct 30 - 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. Thu Oct 30 - 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. Thu Oct 30 - 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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