“de Kooning: A Retrospective”

Sept. 18-Jan. 9

Museum of Modern Art

11 W. 53rd St.

$22.50, 212-708-9400

http://moma.org

This fall Willem de Kooning is exclusively displaying nearly seven decades worth of his work in the Museum of Modern Art. It will showcase an array of paintings, prints, drawing and sculptures from the Abstract Expressionist, including “Pink Angels,” “Excavation” and “Labyrinth.”

“Will Barnet at 100”

Through Dec. 31

National Academy Museum

1083 Fifth Ave.

Adults $12, 212-369-4880

www.nationalacademy.org

Over an 80-year career, artist Will Barnet had yet to have a retrospective in New York until now. In a style commonly described as a cross between abstraction and figuration, Barnet’s sensual shapes soothe and challenge the eye at the same time. Forty-five works from private and museum collections will be on display.



“Carlito Carvalhosa: Sum of Days”


Through Nov. 14

Museum of Modern Art

11 W. 53rd St.

$22.50, 212-708-9400

http://moma.org

Brazilian artist Carlito Carvalhosa is displaying his environmental and participatory sound installation at the Museum of Modern Art. The installation has microphones fitted to the ceiling recording the ambient sounds from the day, and each day a new recording is superimposed over the previous one, accumulating into a complex mass of ambient sound.

“Intervals: Nicola Lopez”

Oct. 11-25

Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Ave.

$18, 212-423-3500

www.guggenheim.org

New York-based artist Nicola Lopez’s “Intervals” takes advantage of three levels of the already stunning rotunda of the Guggenheim Museum, using bright orange mesh fencing to other unique urban infrastructure in a site-specific configuration.

“Design for the Other 90%: Cities”

Oct. 15-Jan. 9, 2012

National Design Museum

2 E. 91st St., 212-849-8400

http://cooperhewitt.org

The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will be showcasing an urban planning and design-inspired exhibition. It explores climate change, public health and affordable housing solutions for the 90 percent of the world’s population not serviced by a professional design community. It is the second exhibition of its kind and the information gathered in the field will be used to generate an open-network database for developing design solutions.

 
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