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New York art in photos

Browse photo galleries of the best art that New York City has to offer.

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Among NYC’s art museums, MoMA’s collection of 20th-century artworks is arguably unrivaled among other holdings, like those of The Metropolitan Museum Of Art or the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. MoMA, after all, has “Modern Art” right in its name, and beginning in 1929, it pioneered the acquisitions of masterpieces in Postimpressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and abstraction—not to mention Pop Art and works by leading contemporary artists. Though MoMA possesses works in all mediums, its horde of paintings takes center stage in its collection, as you can see in our list of the best paintings at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). RECOMMENDED: A full guide to the Museum of Modern Art

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A lot of New York art museums—the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art among them—have fabulous collections, but no NYC institution provides the kind of viewer experience that the Guggenheim does. The reason, of course, is Gugg’s Frank Lloyd Wright building, which leads visitors along the famous spiraling ramps of the museum’s rotunda. Unique as the building is, however, what ultimately matters is the art, and in that respect, the Guggenheim’s holdings, especially its masterpieces on canvas, deliver—as you’ll discover in our list of the best paintings at the Guggenheim RECOMMENDED: A full guide to the Guggenheim New York

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Public art on the High Line in NYC
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You could spend your entire time on the High Line in NYC just taking in the beauty of the wildflowers planted along the route, or the stunning views of Chelsea and lower Manhattan. But as if that weren’t enough, there’s also a huge variety of public art to see along the elevated park, curated by Friends of the High Line. Passersby will notice images on a grand scale displayed on the billboard at West 18th Street and Tenth Avenue; film and video projected on the walls at West 14th and West 22nd Streets; and commissioned pieces on scales both massive (El Anatsui’s monumental Broken Bridge II) and minuscule (the “Lilliput” group exhibit, which saw tiny sculptures dotting the park). The art is always changing; in case you missed anything, here’s a photographic rundown of pieces both past and current. RECOMMENDED: Full High Line in NYC guide

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Graffiti art: A brief history of the controversial form
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Graffiti art has become synonymous with the creativity and grit of New York between the ’60s and the Koch years, immortalized in films like Wild Style and Style Wars. We trace this form of expression from the 1940s to the 21st century.RECOMMENDED: Street art and graffiti guide

Spring art 2013: The best fairs, museum shows and gallery exhibits
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This time of year sees the arrival of a bunch of spring art fairs in March, the biggest of which is the Armory Show, and the interloper outlier Frieze superfair in May. There’s plenty in store at MoMA with two blockbuster exhibitions on Bill Brandt and Claes Oldenburg, and Paul McCarthy takes over Hauser & Wirth’s uptown gallery and expansive Chelsea location. Plus, find out what Mad. Sq. Art has in store once Buckyball finishes. RECOMMENDED: Spring in New York guide

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Photos of graffiti: Bathrooms in New York City
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There’s something quintessentially New York about a graffiti-strewn bathroom. So to continue our documentation of this city’s finest sights (for more photos of graffiti, check out the best subways for street art and the Goldie and Tats Cru mural in the Bronx), we descended into Gotham’s dives and hot spots—and more specifically, their restrooms—to snap shots of the coolest tags and wall art around. During our search for photos of graffiti, we found classic downtown-punk decor (Max Fish), neato collages (Pine Box Rock Shop) and much more. RECOMMENDED: Street art and graffiti guide

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