“Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting From the Mauritshuis”
Frick Collection, Oct. 22–Jan. 19.
The Hague’s great museum is under renovation, and its painting collection is touring the world—fronted by Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring, which hasn’t been to New York since 1984.
Guggenheim Museum, Oct. 25–Jan. 22.
Stenciled-text paintings and digitally abstracted forms by this influential artist’s-artist.
“The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk”
Brooklyn Museum, Oct. 25–Feb 23.
Sketches, videos, and photographs aplenty—all of it documenting the rise of fashion’s enfant terrible, with a hundred-plus ensembles.
Postmasters, Oct. 5–Nov. 9.
This war artist’s ink-and-watercolor drawings of scenes outside Guantánamo will open Postmasters Gallery’s new Tribeca space. A slow medium may be the perfect way to document a never-ending political mess.
Planthouse, Oct. 23–Nov. 27.
This emerging talent makes labor-of-love pieces that meld elements of carpentry and domesticity: carved cardboard boxes, paper towels bled through with Sharpie ink, etc.
Museums:“Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company, 1932–1947”
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nov. 4–Mar 2.
This mid-century modernist architect took Venetian glass to new levels, making wafer-thin structures and pieces shot through with a thousand gleaming air bubbles.
Agnieszka Kurant and Tue Greenfort
SculptureCenter, Nov. 10–Jan. 27.
Greenfort explores the intersection of art and the environment; Kurant’s made a film starring Charlotte Rampling, Abe Vigoda, and Dick Miller, playing characters cut from Hollywood movies.
“Pedro Reyes: The People’s UN (PUN)”
Queens Museum of Art, Nov. 23–Mar. 1.
For its reopening, the Queens Museum of Art (in whose building the U.N. first met) has invited Reyes to show his populist version of a General Assembly: 193 participants acting out negotiation techniques.
“The Shadows Took Shape”
The Studio Museum in Harlem, Nov. 14–Mar. 9.
Looping in everyone from Sun Ra to Rammellzee, this much-anticipated homage to Afrofuturism imagines a far-out universe bending toward justice.
“Isa Genzken: Retrospective”
MoMA, Nov. 23–Mar. 10.
Whether with her early concrete slabs or her visual odes to Michael Jackson, this German artist has made decades of wily, diverse work about the materials and contrivances of the postindustrial world.
David Zwirner, Nov. 7–Dec. 18.
A show of his all-black paintings, color-slide presentations, and whimsical cartoons. Curated by Robert Storr.