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Top five shows: Jan 24–30, 2013

The best of the week in art.

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Photograph: Jesse Untracht-Oakner

Nari Ward, Amazing Grace at the New Museum of Contemporary Art
Part of the NewMu’s survey of ’90s art, “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” this installation from the titular year, made from discarded baby strollers and fire hoses, was originally mounted in an abandoned firehouse in Harlem. Through Apr 21

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Photograph: Courtesy Morgan Museum & Library

“Drawing Surrealism” at The Morgan Library & Museum
Some 160 examples of exquisite corpses, frottage and automatic drawing are on view in this first major exhibition devoted to the role the medium played in Surrealism. Fri 25–Apr 21

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Photograph: Courtesy Clifton Benevento

Martin Soto Climent, “Mariposas Migratorias (Migratory Butterflies)” at Clifton Benevento
The artist’s windshield sculptures are meant to suggest butterfly wings. Through Mar 2

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Photograph: Brian Buckley

“Don Bachardy: Portraits from a Canyon, Los Angeles in the 60s and 70s” at Cheim & Read
These drawings of Tinseltown denizens recall the moment when Hollywood’s fabled studio system lost its hold on the way movies were made. Through Feb 23

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Photograph: Courtesy Sprueth Magers

Alexandre Singh, “The Pledge” at The Drawing Center
Interviews with scientists provided some of the grist for this artist’s connect-the-dots drawing installation. Through Mar 13

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