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Top 5 Must-See Exhibitions

The five most unmissable art exhibits in the city right now.

“James Turrell” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.   

“Richard Artschwager!” at the Whitney Museum of American Art
11 W. 53rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-570-3600.
This exhibition is a comprehensive review of Artschwager’s remarkable creative exploration of the mediums of sculpture, painting, and drawing and the first retrospective exhibition of his work since one organized at the Whitney in 1988.
Closes 2/3/2013

“Photography and the American Civil War” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
945 Madison Ave., nr. 75th St.; 212-535-7710
More than 200 of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War were brought together for this incredibly affecting, landmark exhibit.
Closes 9/2/2013

“James Turrell” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave., nr. 89th St.; 212-423-3500.
James Turrell’s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 shows his groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space. His work titled Aten Reign recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as a vertical tunnel of light and color.
Closes 9/25/2013

“Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes” at the Museum of Modern Art
11 W. 53rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-708-9400.
MoMA’s essential and long overdue Le Corbusier exhibit reveals the ways in which he observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career as an architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer.
Closes 9/23/2013

“Ellen Gallagher: Don’t Axe Me” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art
235 Bowery, nr. Prince St.; 212-219-1222.
This exhibit provides one of the first opportunities to thoroughly examine one of the most significant artists to emerge since the mid-1990s.
Closes 9/15/2013

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