“American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection” at the Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy., at Washington Ave.; 718-501-6409
Approximately 85 dressed mannequins and a selection of hats, shoes, sketches, and other fashion-related material reintroduce the museum’s costume collection. Closes 8/1/2010.
“Collecting Biennials” at the Whitney Museum
945 Madison Ave., at 75th St.; 800-944-8639
An all-star refresher course in the past eight decades’ surveys, in anticipation of the next one. Closes 11/28/2010.
“Dead or Alive” at Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle, nr. 58th St.; 212-299-7777
An exhibition of artists working primarily with flora and fauna in various states of dormancy and decay. Closes 10/24/2010.
“Greater New York” at P.S.1
22-25 Jackson Ave., at 46th Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-2084
Works by 68 local artists, including several who have been commissioned to work in residence and develop new projects in the gallery space throughout the run of the exhibition. Closes 10/18/2010.
“Picasso in the Metropolitan Museum of Art”
1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St.; 212-879-5500
The museum’s Picasso collection—300 works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics—is on view in its entirety for the very first time. Closes 8/15/2010.