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The Top 7 NYC Art Shows In Fall 2016

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Updated: 2 September 2016
New York City is a playground for art lovers. Some of the largest art museums and most famed artworks on Earth are here. You could spend weeks in museums and galleries and still not see it all, but that’s part of the beauty. There’s so much variety, and the shows are constantly changing, so if you’re in town this fall, be sure to check out some of these exhibitions.

Brooklyn Museum – Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present

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Brooklyn Museum – Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present

Sports photographers are rarely shown in museum settings, so this exhibition, which includes 230 works from 170 photographers, is one of the first of its kind. It’s the largest collection of sports photography ever shown in one place, showcasing the excitement of sports events throughout history around the world. On now through January, tickets for this photography exhibition are $16.

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 638 5000

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Neue Galerie – Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age, 1900-1918

Beginning on September 22nd and running through January, the Neue Galerie – a museum of German and Austrian art on the Upper East Side – will open an exhibition that showcases portraits of women from fin-de-siècle Vienna. The exhibition will include approximately 100 works of art, including many by Gustav Klimt – a highly influential Austrian artist at the turn of the 20th century.

Neue Galerie, 1048 5th Ave, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 628 6200

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The MET Breuer – Diane Arbus: In the Beginning

Though The MET will have many incredible exhibitions this fall, if you’re a fan of photography, don’t miss this collection of Diane Arbus’s work at The Met Breuer, on until November. The show features her lesser-known work from the first seven years of her career, showcasing the time in which her iconic style developed. Nearly half of the images that Arbus printed in her life were made during these first seven years; however, the show still has many photographs that have rarely been seen.

The Met Breuer, 945 Madison Ave, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 731 1675

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Pace Gallery – Richard Pousette-Dart: The Centennial

At its 57th Street location, Pace Gallery will be showing a collection of art by Richard Pousette-Dart from September 6th to October 16th. The exhibition is called The Centennial as it celebrates the artist’s 100th birthday. The artist was born in Minnesota but raised in Westchester County, New York. He was part of the first wave of Abstract Impressionists, and his work is full of symbolic, abstract forms.

Pace Gallery, 32 E 57th St, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 421 3292

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Guggenheim Museum – Agnes Martin

The Guggenheim will be showing the first overall retrospective of artist Agnes Martin’s work since her death in 2004. The show opens in October and will last through January, filling the rotunda of the museum. A 20th-century American painter, Martin’s symbolic, minimalist work was highly influential. The artist explored the nuances of minimalism, and by the 1960s, she had developed her own grid-patterned style.

Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 423 3500

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Danzinger Gallery – Susan Derges: 25 Years (1991-2016)

This Lower East Side photography gallery will open its season with an exhibition featuring Susan Derges, an artist making waves in the world of cameraless photography. Much of her work is about nature, and she seeks to capture natural and scientific processes, like moon cycles or sound vibrations. Her techniques and thought process are complex and advanced, and her work is visually stunning.

Danzinger Gallery, 95 Rivington St, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 629 6778


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Nancy Hoffman Gallery – Hung Liu: American Exodus

At the Nancy Hoffman Gallery this fall, new paintings by artist Hung Liu will be exhibited. Hung Liu is known for her depiction of Chinese subjects, and this will be her first body of work concerning American subject matter. Hung Liu was born in China in 1948 and came to the United States in 1984, and this new collection will be based on iconic American photographs by Dorothea Lange.

Nancy Hoffman Gallery, 520 W 27th St, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 966 6676