“Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” at the Whitney Museum of Art
945 Madison Ave., nr. 75th St.; 800-944-8639
The Whitney hosts the prolific and controversial artist's first major museum presentation in New York, with more than 120 objects spanning from 1978 to the present.
“Jasper Johns: Regrets” at the Museum of Modern Art
11 W. 53rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-708-9400
Inspired by a weathered old photograph, Jasper Johns's most recent body of work — two paintings, ten drawings, and two prints — reinforces his artistic theme of experimentation.
“Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work, 1963–74” at the Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy., Crown Heights; 718-638-5000
Widely known for her feminist masterpiece The Dinner Party, Chicago's early work takes on a more abstract form: bursts of color and clean geometric shapes connote the yonic imagery she is famous for.
“Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901-1911”
at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave., nr. 88th St.; 212-423-3500
At the turn of the 20th century, Wassily Kandinsky experimented with printmaking and produced colorful landscapes of the German countryside, shown in this exploration of the artist's origins.
Closes spring 2015
“Here and Elsewhere” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art
235 Bowery, nr. Prince St.; 212-219-1222.
The first museum-wide exhibition in New York City to feature contemporary art about the Arab world pays particular attention the position and role of the artist in the face of historical events.