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Art galleries, exhibitions and reviews of the latest and best art in New York

Walter Robinson’s paintings get a major showcase
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Walter Robinson’s paintings get a major showcase

Since the 1970s, Walter Robinson has bounced back and forth between careers as an artist and an art critic

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Must-see art exhibitions

Top art this week
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Top art this week

With an art scene as prominent and ever-changing as New York’s, you don’t want to miss these essential exhibitions.

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Time Out's picks
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Time Out's picks

The best art shows in New York, as chosen by Time Out's critics.

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Best free art in NYC
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Best free art in NYC

Looking for some free things to do, art enthusiasts? Thought so.

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Current art exhibition reviews

“Jessica Stockholder: The Guests All Crowded Into the Dining Room”
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“Jessica Stockholder: The Guests All Crowded Into the Dining Room”

Jessica Stockholder’s show suggests the organic flow of a bustling house party

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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“diane arbus: in the beginning”
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“diane arbus: in the beginning”

Never-seen photos from the first seven years of Arbus’s career have been collected for this show

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Upcoming art exhibitions

Kai Althoff
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Kai Althoff

A dreamy, surreal amalgam of Expressionist and Symbolist tropes characterizes the art of this German artist who works in multiple mediums, including ceramics, weaving, drawing, painting and sculpture. His creations range from discrete objects to room-size installations that seem to grow out of the artist’s fantasies, reveries and personal memories. The term unique is too often applied to artists, but in the case of Althoff’s oeuvre, the label fits perfectly. Some 200 works spanning Althoff’s career is brought together in this survey, his first in an American museum.

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Agnes Martin
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Agnes Martin

Along with Georgia O’Keeffe, Martin (1912–2004) is arguably the most important women artists in American art history, and certainly one of the most important painters of the 20th century, period. Her compositions utilized geometric grids, bands and lines, usually rendered in soft, subtle colors to create diaphanous objects of contemplation. She’s usually hailed as a forerunner of Minimalism, but she considered herself an Abstract Expression, who, like Barnett Newman, meditated on the nature of vision and perception. This retrospective is the first comprehensive career survey since her death.

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“Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest”
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“Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest”

This Swiss video artist has evolved into trippy, immersive, 360-degree installations

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“Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction”
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“Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction”

This is the first retrospective in the U. S. of Francis Picabia, a leading light of the Dadaism

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Most popular art stories

Five everyday sculptures you see in NYC, explained
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Five everyday sculptures you see in NYC, explained

Ever wondered what's the story behind NYC's ubiquitous outdoor monuments? Here’s the answer for five of them

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Check out the top 25 sculptures at MoMA
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Check out the top 25 sculptures at MoMA

Take our tour of the works that wrote the book on modern and contemporary art in 3-D

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The 100 best paintings in New York
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The 100 best paintings in New York

Leading artists, gallery owners, curators and critics pick the best paintings to be seen in NYC

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New York's quirkiest museums
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New York's quirkiest museums

Check out these oddities in the city’s strangest and perhaps most interesting museums and attractions

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Best art galleries in New York

Best Chelsea galleries
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Best Chelsea galleries

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Best art galleries on the Lower East Side
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Best art galleries on the Lower East Side

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Best photography galleries
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Best photography galleries

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Best art galleries on 57th Street
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Best art galleries on 57th Street

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Latest art news

Mini-redwood trees to sprout in downtown Brooklyn
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Mini-redwood trees to sprout in downtown Brooklyn

Spencer Finch's miniature redwood trees are coming to Brooklyn in October

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Replica of lost ancient ruin to grace New York
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Replica of lost ancient ruin to grace New York

Move over Temple Of Dendur: You'll soon have competition as NYC's most selfie-ready ruin

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Take a load off in Times Square in these cool recliners
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Take a load off in Times Square in these cool recliners

Outdoor loungers take over the plaza at Broadway and Seventh Avenue starting August 24th

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Check out these cool renderings for a condo/farm building next to The Highline
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Check out these cool renderings for a condo/farm building next to The Highline

This condo/gallery/farm hybrid near The High Line takes the idea of urban farming and runs with it

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New York art in pictures

The top 50 New York photographs
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The top 50 New York photographs

We round up iconic depictions of NYC moments high and low

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Mary Ellen Mark’s best NYC street photography
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Mary Ellen Mark’s best NYC street photography

To honor Mark and her work, we take a look back at her most stunning New York-set shots

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See photos from Justin Bettman’s amazing #SetintheStreet
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See photos from Justin Bettman’s amazing #SetintheStreet

Get your photograph taken at this Times Square installation

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See classic photos of the Lower East Side’s ‘90s squatter population
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See classic photos of the Lower East Side’s ‘90s squatter population

Photographer Ash Thayer’s images of a more Bohemian Manhattan reveal New York life in an edgier time

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Best museums in New York

Whitney Museum of American Art
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Whitney Museum of American Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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The American Museum of Natural History
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The American Museum of Natural History

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