“Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art”
Forty-five artists from fourteen Caribbean nations interpret the postcolonial experience. Brooklyn Museum; opens August 31.
“Zhang Huan: Altered States”
The Chinese artist best known for his semi-masochistic performance pieces gets his first museum retrospective. Asia Society; opens September 6.
“The Art Parade”
The third annual celebration promises to be quite the downtown spectacle, with projects, performances, and avant-garde floats staged and created by the likes of Tauba Auerbach, Matthew Rodriguez, and the racy, glitter-covered Dazzle Dancers. Organized by Deitch Projects, Creative Time, and Paper Magazine; September 8.
“Here Is New York: Remembering 9/11/01”
Six years later, the New-York Historical Society presents tower fragments, airplane landing gear, 1,300 photographs, and oral testimonies. New-York Historical Society; opens September 11.
“The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art From the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection”
Some 115 examples of Latin American geometric abstraction from the thirties through the seventies, including work by Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark. Grey Art Gallery at NYU; opens September 12.
“Neither New Nor Correct: New Work by Mark Bradford”
Bradford’s latest work continues to explore the layered urban landscape of South Central L.A. as he cuts, splices, and repurposes posters found on walls and light posts to create textured, abstract collages. Whitney Museum of American Art; opens September 14.
“Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and Country”
An impressive selection of rarely seen landscapes and cityscapes by the only Jewish Impressionist, culled mainly from local private collections. The Jewish Museum; opens September 16.
“Stage Fright by Guillermo Kuitca”
Inspired by operatic sets and venues, the Argentine artist presents “Stage Fright,” drawings, large-scale collages, and works on paper studying the theatrical experience. The Arnold & Marie Schwartz Gallery at the Metropolitan Opera; September 19 through November 1.
“Francis Alÿs: Fabiola”
The Dia foundation and the Hispanic Society of America start their partnership by showing Alÿs’s sprawling installation of nearly 300 portraits of the fourth-century saint Fabiola, said to have founded the first hospital in Western Europe. The Hispanic Society of America; opens September 20.
“This Is War! Robert Capa at Work”
A survey of Capa’s moving wartime imagery accompanied by the photographer’s handwritten notes and observations. International Center of Photography; opens September 26.
“Painted With Words: Vincent Van Gogh’s Letters to Émile Bernard”
The Morgan probes the little-known correspondence between Van Gogh and Bernard with twenty letters penned by Van Gogh, as well as the paintings, drawings, and watercolors the artists discussed and exchanged. The Morgan Library & Museum; opens September 28.
“Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York”
Thirty-three Japanese artists living and working in New York (Yoko Ono, Misaki Kawai, and Ushio Shinohara, among them) come together for this comprehensive look at their personal cultural exchanges. Japan Society; opens October 5.
“Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections”
Lauder shows off his prized (and pricey) acquisitions. Neue Galerie; October 18 through June 30.
The Belgian artist toys with scale and classics in his Stateside museum solo debut including one exceedingly large chinoiserie vase. P.S. 1; opens October 21.
“Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (1724–1780)”
The little-known Enlightenment artist gets a long-overdue North American survey in this exhibition co-organized by the Louvre. The Frick Collection; opens October 30.
MoMA follows summer’s acclaimed “Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years” with another post-Minimalist public-art pioneer, displaying 45 of Puryear’s sculptures, including his warped, Dali-esque Ladder for Booker T. Washington (1996). Museum of Modern Art; opens November 4.
“Beatific Soul: Jack Kerouac on the Road”
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of On the Road, photographs, illustrations, and various scribblings will be on display alongside Kerouac’s original typescript scroll. The New York Public Library; opens November 9.
“Lawrence Weiner: As Far As the Eye Can See”
The first major U.S. retrospective for the Bronx-born conceptualist takes viewers through Weiner’s cohesive body of work, from his sixties “Removal” paintings to his text-based interventions. The Whitney Museum of American Art; opens November 15.