Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right New York State icon-chevron-right New York icon-chevron-right Top five shows: Jan 24–30, 2013

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Photograph: Jesse Untracht-OaknerNari Ward, Amazing Grace at the New Museum of Contemporary ArtPart 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 & MuseumSome 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 BeneventoMartin Soto Climent, “Mariposas Migratorias (Migratory Butterflies)” at Clifton BeneventoThe 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 & ReadThese 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 MagersAlexandre Singh, “The Pledge” at The Drawing CenterInterviews with scientists provided some of the grist for this artist’s connect-the-dots drawing installation. Through Mar 13

Top five shows: Jan 24–30, 2013

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By Howard Halle
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