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 (Photograph: Martha Fleming-Ives; courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali; New York)1/5
Photograph: Martha Fleming-Ives; courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali; New York“Freak Out” at Greene Naftali As suggested by the title, this summer showcase presents an unrestrained riot of works in all media, from performance to painting. Highlights include Ian Cheng’s ever-evolving digital sequence and Genoveva Filipovic’s sly toucan, pictured. Through Aug 9
 (Photograph: Courtesy the artist; Gagosian Gallery; New York and Marianne Boesky Gallery; New York; © Piotr Uklanski)2/5
Photograph: Courtesy the artist; Gagosian Gallery; New York and Marianne Boesky Gallery; New York; © Piotr Uklanski“Sunsets and Pussy” at Marianne Boesky GalleryIf nothing else, this summer group show deserves a prize for best title. Betty Tompkins and Piotr Uklanski provide the pussy, Lucien Smith serves up the sunsets, and Ed Ruscha offers a little of both. Through Aug 16
 (Photograph: Brooklyn Museum; Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund)3/5
Photograph: Brooklyn Museum; Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund“Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” at Brooklyn MuseumThe Brooklyn Museum rummages through its holdings of Egyptian artifacts for this long-term installation. Wed 24–Dec 31
 (Photograph: The Museum of Modern Art)4/5
Photograph: The Museum of Modern Art“Walker Evans American Photographs” at Museum of Modern ArtThis show celebrates the 75th anniversary of Walker Evans’s 1938 MoMA exhibition with a reprise of that show, which helped to establish his reputation. Fri 19–Jan 26
 (Photograph: Graham S. Haber; © Monika Grzymala)5/5
Photograph: Graham S. Haber; © Monika GrzymalaMonika Grzymala, Volumen at The Morgan Library & MuseumThousands of pieces of paper strung together with bookbinding yarn make up this site-specific installation. Fri 19–Nov 3

Top five shows: July 25–31, 2013

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By Howard Halle
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