Art

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


Best art in New York: Critics' picks

Wang Jianwei, Time Temple

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Installation, painting, film and live theater are all part of this Chinese artist’s exhibition, his first in America.

  1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave, at 89th St, 10128
  2. Until Mon Feb 16
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"Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

As Old Masters go, Spranger (1546–1611) is not terribly well-known, but the force of his work is undeniable.

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Until Sun Feb 1
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Gary Simmons, "Fight Night"

  • Free

On view is mural installation, featuring plywood-backed paintings of promotional fight posters from history.

  1. Metro Pictures 519 W 24th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Until Sat Dec 20
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"Sturtevant: Double Trouble"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Sturtevant (1924–2014) carried the logic of the readymade and Pop Art to its radical conclusion.

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Until Sun Feb 22
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“Chris Ofili: Night and Day”

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

Dung is no longer the elephant in the room.

  1. New Museum of Contemporary Art 235 Bowery, at Prince St
  2. Until Wed Dec 31
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Thomas Scheibitz, "Studio Imaginaire"

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

Depictions of the artist’s studio hit home.

  1. Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 521 W 21st St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Until Sat Dec 20
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"Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs"

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

Matisse snipped his way to greatness.

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Until Sun Feb 8
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"Puddle, pothole, portal"

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

Three-dimensional works refer to the two-dimensional and vice versa.

  1. SculptureCenter 44-19 Purves St, at Jackson Ave
  2. Until Mon Jan 5
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Current New York gallery shows

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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