Things to do near the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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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. Thu Sep 18 - Wed Dec 31
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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. Thu Sep 18 - Sun Dec 7
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"The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design"

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This exhibit examines a 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. Thu Sep 18 - Sun Oct 26
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Garry Winogrand

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The camera and the street were made for each other, nowhere more so than in midcentury New York, where a remarkable group of photographers (including Diane Arbus, Bruce Davidson, William Klein and Helen Levitt) prowled the city for subjects. Among their number was Bronx native Garry Winogrand

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Thu Sep 18 - Sun Sep 21
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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. Thu Sep 18 - Sun Jan 4
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Dubuffet | Barceló

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This shows juxtaposes paintings by renowned Frenchman Jean Dubuffet (1901–85) with those by the Spanish contemporary artist Miquel Barcelo, whose work is influenced by Dubuffet's figurative style and use of pronounced surface textures.

  1. Acquavella Galleries 18 E 79th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10075
  2. Thu Sep 18 - Fri Sep 19
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Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #370

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In this particular mural, Lewitt (1928–2007) creates an Op-py Pop-y meditation in black-and-white on the basic geometric triad of square, circle and triangle. As always, the piece was executed on-site by a crew following the artist's instructions.

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Thu Sep 18 - Mon Sep 29
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"Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face"

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Like knights of old, the subjects of these separate portraits by El Greco (1541–1614) and Scipione Pulzone (c. 1540/42–1598) seem to square off in a contrast of styles, resplendent in ceremonial armor that speaks to their status as military figures. Pulzone's portrait Jacopo Boncompagni depicts

  1. The Frick Collection 1 E 70th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves
  2. Thu Sep 18 - Sun Oct 26
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"That Obscure Object of Desire"

  • Rated as: 4/5
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  • Free

Titled after Luis Buñuel’s 1977 film about sexual obsession, this group show includes pieces from the 1940s to the present, and teases out formal and thematic connections among a nicely considered selection of Surrealist, Pop and contemporary artworks. The leitmotif here is the body reduced to

  1. Luxembourg & Dayan 64 E 77th St, between Madison and Park Aves, 10075
  2. Thu Sep 18 - Sat Oct 4
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Helen Frankenthaler, "Composing with Color, Paintings 1962–1963"

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Frankenthaler was one of the very few women artists associated with Abstract Expressionism, but during the early 1960s, she began to embrace the Color Field aesthetic championed by the critic Clement Greenberg. Dating from that period, these striking paintings luxuriate in the chromatic

  1. Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue 980 Madison Ave., 76th St., 10021
  2. Thu Sep 18 - Sat Oct 18
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