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Current Modern Art Exhibitions in New York
Below are the major modern art exhibitions and shows in and around New York City.

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EVENT DESCRIPTION LOCATION & WEBSITE DATES
Alexander Calder
A seminal figure of modern art, Alexander Calder experimented with and practiced in a variety of media but remains best known for his large-scale mobiles and stabiles, whose public display was of great importance to the artist. This presentation, coordinated by Pace Gallery in collaboration with the Calder Foundation, features three of Alexander Calder's monumental sculptures, installed on the iconic plaza of the Seagram Building.
The Seagram Building
375 Park Avenue
Open until
November 10th, 2014
Judy Chicago's Feminist Pedagogy and Alternative Spaces
After a decade of success as an abstract artist, Judy Chicagoís introduction to the womenís movement in 1969 began a new phase of her career. This exhibition explores the pioneering educational programs and forums she helped create during this period, including achievements that have become an indelible part of her legacy and that have encouraged subsequent generations to make and encounter art in ways that are both personal and political.
The Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Open until
November 16th, 2014
Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot
Nam June Paik was a visionary artist, thinker, and innovator. Considered the father of video art, the artist used video technology in groundbreaking new ways, blurring past distinctions between science, fine art, and popular culture to create a unique visual language. This exhibition, the first New York presentation devoted exclusively to Paik in more than a decade, focuses on his process and philosophy toward technology, especially in regard to the relationship between technology and the body, and the intersection between technology and culture.
The Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
Open until
January 4th, 2015
ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s
This exhibition is the first large-scale historical survey in the United States dedicated to the German artists' group Zero (1957Ė66), founded by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene and joined in 1961 by Günther Uecker and ZERO, an international network of like-minded artists from Europe, Japan, and North and South America who shared the groupís aspiration to transform and redefine art in the aftermath of World War II. Featuring more than 40 artists from 10 countries, the show explores the experimental practices developed by this extensive network of artists, whose work anticipated aspects of Land art, Minimalism, and Conceptual art.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
Open until
January 7th, 2015
Egon Schiele: Portraits
Austrian artist Egon Schiele has been celebrated for his singular style of draftsmanship, unusual use of color, and physically raw, often sexually provocative depictions of his sitters. Including approximately 125 works, this exhibition is devoted to Schiele's portraiture throughout his painting, drawing, and sculpture and features work created during his brief yet prolific artistic career.
The Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Avenue
Open until
January 19th, 2015
From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945-1952
This exhibition brings together two New York painters, Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, whose works offer unique and compelling approaches to Abstract Expressionism. Born one year apart, Krasner and Lewis shared similar family situations and came of age in the economic, social, and historic complexities of the 1930s. Through a selection of significant paintings by both artists, this presentation offers a revealing parallel view of two important abstract painters, whose work was often overlooked by critics of their time.
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
Open until
February 1st, 2015
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
In the late 1940s, Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to cut paper as his primary medium, and scissors as his chief implement, introducing a radically new operation that came to be called a cut-out. The largest and most extensive presentation of this body of work ever mounted, this exhibition includes approximately 100 cut-outs borrowed from public and private collections around the globe, along with a selection of related drawings, prints, illustrated books, stained glass, and textiles.
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
Open until
February 8th, 2015
Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection
Cubism, one of the most influential art movements of the early twentieth century, still resonates today. It destroyed traditional illusionism in painting and radically changed the way we see the world. This exhibition presents a selection of work from the renowned Leonard A. Lauder Collection, including eighty-one paintings, collages, drawings, and sculptures by the four preeminent Cubist artists: Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, and Pablo Picasso.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Open until
February 16th, 2015
The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
A preeminent artist of Belle époque Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec brought the language of the late-nineteenth-century avant-garde to a broad public through his famous posters, prints, and illustrations for journals and magazines. Organized thematically, this exhibition features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career.
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
Open until
March 22nd, 2015
Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground
Jean Dubuffet maintained a rebellious attitude toward prevailing notions of high culture, beauty, and good taste, and was a relentless innovator from the time he committed himself to art making in the early 1940s. This exhibition illuminates the artistís radical experimentation with form and material by focusing on the key moment in his career, from the 1940s to the mid-1960s. Drawing from MoMAís immense collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and illustrated books by Dubuffet, the show displays his move towards near-total abstraction with pictures comprised of allover compositions unanchored by horizons, topographies of layered sand and dirt, or patterned lithographs of droplets and granules.
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
Open until
April 5th, 2015

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