Things to do near the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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"The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Günther Vogt"

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Graham, a pioneer of video and conceptual art, has spent the past 25 years or so creating elegant pavilions of glass and steel (and sometimes mirrors) in rural and urban outdoor settings. Similar to the architectural follies that grace formal gardens—albeit with a phenomenological bent—these

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Thu Aug 28 - Mon Nov 3
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"Mel Bochner: Strong Language"

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A selection of 70 works in painting, drawing and mixed media make up this survey of Bochner, whose focus on language as a subject made him one of the pioneers of late-'60s Conceptual Art.

  1. The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Thu Aug 28 - Sun Sep 21
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The New American Wing

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The Met's expansive galleries trace the evolution of American painting, sculpture and decorative arts from colonial days to the early 20th century. Gems include Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze’s iconic 1851 painting Washington Crossing the Delaware, which depicts the Revolutionary general looking

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Fri Aug 29 - Wed Dec 31
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”Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe”

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Painting, sculpture, architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theater and performance—Italian Futurism encompassed all of these and more, as one of the most dynamic, controversial and unpredictable movements in early modern

  1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave, at 89th St, 10128
  2. Fri Aug 29 - Mon Sep 1
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"Now You See It: Photography and Concealment"

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The Met digs into its collection for this show of vintage and contemporary photos and video with the aim of exploring how the camera can hide as well as reveal subject matter. The roster of contributors includes Vera Lutter, Taryn Simon, Diane Arbus and Weegee, among others.

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Fri Aug 29 - Mon Sep 1
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"Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C.F. Martin”

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With all due respect to Les Paul, few names loom larger in American luthier lore than Christian Frederick Martin. The German immigrant crossed the Atlantic in the 1830s and began fashioning six-strings in the Spanish style (figure-eights with super pretty rosewood inlays), but with sturdier and

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Fri Aug 29 - Sun Dec 7
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"The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design"

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An examination of this fascinating moment in 19th-century British art, when a group of young painters, reacting to the onslaught of the Industrial Revolution, turned to medieval and early Renaissance art as the spur for their own work, taking solace in a romanticized past.

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Fri Aug 29 - Sun Oct 26
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"Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today"

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The entire notion of lumping together art from more than 20 countries on two continents under the Latin American rubric is problematic to begin with, and in this exhibition of new acquisitions for the Guggenheim’s collection, it mostly serves as a marketing tool. This selection of works by some

  1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave, at 89th St, 10128
  2. Fri Aug 29 - Wed Oct 1
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Amie Siegel, Provenance

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In the early 1950s, a newly independent India commissioned Le Corbusier to design a city, Chandigarh, as a regional administrative center in the northern part of the country. The institutional buildings he created with other modernist architects were outfitted with functional furniture (designed by

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Fri Aug 29 - Sun Jan 4
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"Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901–1911"

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  1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave, at 89th St, 10128
  2. Fri Aug 29 - Wed Dec 31
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