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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

WNYC

Post-war abstraction gets international at the Guggenheim, Ellsworth Kelly's tender plant drawings hit the Met, Sikkema Jenkins organizes a group show that is all about small and the Museum of Arts and Design pays homage to the humble VHS tape. Here's what's going down in New York this week:

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WNYC

Art about sex, art about sci-fi landscapes, art about dilapidated industry and art in which the everyday is turned into abstraction. There is lots of trippy-weird stuff going on in New York City this week -- not to mention a crazy number of open studios in Brooklyn. Here's what we're looking at.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WNYC

Exhibits that are all about the artistic contributions of women, a 150th birthday party (with gilded cake) for Gustav Klimt, web-like installations by an Osaka-born artist and an exhibit that focuses on the singularity of the human face. There's plenty of unusual stuff to see in the city this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It seems like space is in the air this week: there is a Cloud City at the Met and a mission to Mars at the Armory. Not that there aren't other things to do. The International Center of Photography unveils a show dedicated to the transsexual streetwalkers of Paris from the 1950s and Brent Green meditates on fate over at Andrew Edlin. Here's what we're looking at.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

WNYC

Two Italian designers face off at the Met, a group of artists take on the art market and a moody photographer shows his latest in Chelsea. Plus, in Ridgewood, the Queens Museum is holding a "historic art crawl." There's lots to do in the city this week and here's just a bit of what's cooking.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The portraiture of Alice Neel in Chelsea, the weird-grotesque films of a Swedish artist at the New Museum and the filmy interiors of a post-Impressionist at the Jewish Museum. Plus: photographic narratives at MoMA and text-based works in Tribeca. There's lots going on in the city this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The U.S. as seen by Chinese and Chinese-American photographers, the late work of pop forebear Larry Rivers, an East Village gallery space from the '80s gets its own show at Winkleman and Spanish-born artist Carlos Vega shows his lacy lead pieces at Jack Shainman. Here's what we're looking at this week.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WNYC

A figure whose photography and performances chronicle a life of survival and loss in Chelsea, a super giant salad on the High Line, the act of grooming gets thoroughly picked apart in Bushwick and groups of students and artists tackle one of New York City's dirtiest waterways: the Gowanus. There's lots going down in New York City. Here's what we're looking at.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The earliest Egyptian art at the Met, a house grows in the Brooklyn Museum, an igloo made of coal on the Lower East Side and a Brazilian artist's climb-able piece in Chelsea. Plus: an art video tribute to Mike Kelley in Chelsea and an experimental new ballet in Williamsburg. There's lots to choose from in the New York City arts scene this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

A Bronx building is reborn as an art gallery, the fine drawings of Dürer and his Northern Renaissance contemporaries goes on view at the Met and a Brooklyn gallery creates a free collaborative poster series. Plus, a Chelsea space gathers found photos in the wake of the disasters in Japan. Here's some highly interesting stuff going down in New York this week.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WNYC

The art of the nude at the Met, early digital works at the Museum of the Moving Image, paintings from a secret chapel go on view at St. Peter's in Manhattan, and painters and performance artists all around Chelsea. It's an intriguing week in New York. Here's what we're looking at.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WNYC

Crazy paintings of cats, a photographer channels the '70s, the art of the Vegas casino, turning political dialogue into romantic drama and three decades of an important New York art space. There's plenty of interesting weirdness to see in New York City this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Early works by a pop-graffitist in Brooklyn, paintings of devils in Chelsea, art from the Byzantine era at the Met, the stark look of Deco in Japan and a very special drawing class at the Whitney. There is lots to see and do this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

WNYC

The rarely-seen junk sculptures of a New York performance artist and MC, an installation that explores our city from the water, important post-war artists from Italy and a pop-up show that features innovative works on video. Plus, there's a gazillion events related to Armory Week, as well as a gallery walk in Bushwick. It's all too much for the eyeballs to absorb. Here's what we're looking at.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WNYC

Art about animals, the collection of important Parisian patrons, the architectonic works of a Cuban artist, art about performance art and early '80s photographs from Northern Africa and beyond. There's a lot going on in the city this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Crushed cars at the Guggenheim, costumed self-portraits at MoMA, site-specific installations in the Brooklyn Museum's period rooms and a gallery show that is all about nudes. It's a hopping week in New York. Here's what we're looking at.

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Ungovernables: The New Museum Triennial

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WNYC

What to see in the second installment of the Downtown Manhattan museum's survey of young artists from around the world.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Rethinking architecture during a time of recession, the myriad ways in which artists create prints, drawings that chart unusual histories, a feminist examination of war and abstract paintings that brood. There is some heady stuff going on in the city this week. Here's what we've got in the hopper.

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Hidden City: Unearthing Kevin Sudeith's Urban Petroglyphs

Thursday, February 09, 2012

WNYC

The images reveal themselves slowly: a hot air balloon covered in moss, an NYPD helicopter darting across a granite sky, the delicate outline of what appears to be the Space Shuttle. This is no ordinary astronomical display. On a steep granite outcropping that lies within earshot of a major New York roadway, artist Kevin Sudeith has carved a series of delicate petroglyphs that depict a variety of air traffic.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

WNYC

Work from ashes and dust at MAD, an early video pioneer in the Bronx, artists inspired by museums at the Met, and a fashionista chronicles his home and his friends in a solo exhibit in Chelsea. There's lots of wonderfully odd stuff happening in New York this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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