A work in progress by Michael Ballou. Part of the artist’s solo exhibit Raw/Cooked: Michael Ballou, at the Brooklyn Museum. Opens Friday. (Photo by Pierce Jackson.)
- NYC: Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store (on the sixth floor) and Mouse Museum and Ray Gun (in the atrium), at the Museum of Modern Art. Opens Sunday.
- NYC: Photography and the American Civil War, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through September 2.
- NYC: Tim Hetherington, Inner Light: Portraits of the Blind, Sierra Leone 1999-2003, at Yossi Milo. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: B. Wurtz, History Works, at Bureau. Opens Sunday, at 6pm.
- Miami: Hernan Bas, Boys in Peril?, at Fredric Snitzer. Opens Friday at 7pm, in the Wynwood Arts District.
- L.A.: Takashi Murakami, Arhat, at Blum & Poe. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Jennifer Pastor, at Regen Projects. Opens Thursday, in Hollywood.
- L.A.: Ernest Cole: Photographer, at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Through July 7, in Westwood.
- S.F.: Amusement: New Works from Skewville, at White Walls Gallery. Opens Saturday.
NASA, Echo I test inflation, Weeksville, NC, April 1960, by an unknown photographer. Part of Exhibition Space, organized by Greg Allen, at Apexart. Opens today at 6pm, in Tribeca. (Image courtesy of Allen.)
- L.A.: Vernon Fisher: The Long Road to Nowhere, at Mark Moore Gallery. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Made in Space, at Night Gallery. Through April 15, in downtown.
- Los Angeles: California Scene Paintings from 1930 to 1960, at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Through July 28, in Pasadena.
- NYC: David Diao, TMI, at Postmasters — the last show in their Chelsea space! Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: B. Wurtz, at Metro Pictures. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Julie Schenkelberg, Hearsay, at Asya Geisberg Gallery. Through April 20, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Susanna Heller, Phantom Pain, at Magnan Metz. Through April 20th, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Peter Alexander, New Resin Works, at Nyehaus. Through April 20, in Chelsea.
- NYC: LaToya Ruby Frazier, A Haunted Capital, at the Brooklyn Museum. Opens Friday.
- NYC: Chris Verene, The New Family Chapters, as well as photographs by Tom Sullens, at Valentine. Opens Friday at 6pm, in Ridgewood.
- NYC: Sarah Walker, Planet X, and Nadja Bournonville, A Conversion Act, at Pierogi. Opens Friday at 7pm.
- NYC: After the Museum: The Home Front 2013 and Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft & Design, at the Museum of Arts & Design. Through June 9 and September 15, respectively, at Columbus Circle.
- Düsseldorf: Wolfgang Tillmans, at the Kunst Sammlung Nordrhein Westfalen. Through July 7.
- Online: Ciarán Walsh, They Echo in the Sublime Stillness of Infinity, at Light & Wire. Through April 14.
Madawaska, Acadian Light-Heavy, Third Arrangement, 1940 by Marsden Hartley. Part of the Whitney Museum exhibit American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe. (Photo by Sheldan C. Collins. Courtesy of the Whitney Museum.)
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The Rose, 1958–66, by Jay Defeo. Part of the artist’s solo exhibit Jay Defeo: A Retrospective, at the Whitney Museum of America Art. Opens Thursday. (Photo by Ben Blackwell. © 2012 The Jay DeFeo Trust / Artists Rights Society)
- NYC: Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity, at the Metropolitan Museum. Through May 27, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: At War With the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through July 28.
- NYC: Wolfgang Laib, Without Beginning and Without End, at Sperone Westwater. Opens Friday, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Paul D’Agostino, Twilit Ensembles, at Pocket Utopia. Opens Sunday, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Critical Art Ensemble, Disturbances, a book launch and talk with Brian Holmes, Natalie Jeremijenko, Trevor Paglen and Steve Kurtz, at Artists Space. Thursday at 7pm, in Tribeca.
- Jersey City: The Space Between, at the Middle East Center for the Arts: Contemporary Perspective on Tradition and Society. Opens Sunday.
- Charlotte, N.C.: Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto, at the Mint Museum. Opens Sunday, at the uptown location.
- L.A.: Olga Koumoundouros, Possessed by Glint and Dreams, at Susanne Vielmetter Projects. Opens Friday, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Untold Stories: Collecting and Transforming Medieval Manuscripts, at the Getty Museum. Through May 12, in West L.A.
- L.A.: Xerox: Barbara T. Smith 1965-1966, at The Box. Through March 23, in downtown.
- Hamburg: Brad Downey, The Floor, The Table and the Wall, at Kulturzentrum Marstallam Schloss Ahrensburg. Opens Sunday at 11am.
Ybor City, Florida (Mother with Brown Paper Bag), 1983, by Mitch Epstein. Part of the exhibit Everyday America: Photographs from the Berman Collection, at Steven Kasher Gallery. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
- L.A.: In the Good Name of the Company: An Exhibition of Artist Prints and Street Posters Produced by Colby Poster Printing Company, at ForYourArt. This Saturday at 6pm, in Mid-Wilshire.
- L.A.: Ends and Exits: Contemporary Art From the Collections of LACMA and the Broad Foundation, at LACMA. Opens Saturday, in Mid-Wilshire.
- L.A.: Catherine Opie, at Regen Projects. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Hollywood.
- L.A.: Richard Prince, Cowboys, at Gagosian Gallery. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Beverly Hills.
- L.A.: Art Shay: A Retrospective, at DRKRM. Opens Saturday at 7pm, in Chinatown.
- L.A.: Alejandro Cartagena, Car Poolers, at Kopeikin Gallery. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Culvery City.
- L.A.: Susumu Koshimizu, at Blum & Poe. Opens Saturday at 6pm in Culver City.
- Chicago: Kara Walker: Rise Up Ye Mighty Race, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Opens Thursday.
- NYC: Painterly Pasted Pictures, collages by de Kooning, Frankenthaler, Kline, Schwitters and others, at Freedman Art. Opens Thursday, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Rebel Newsprint: The Underground Press, at Interference Archive. Opens Thursday at 7pm, in Gowanus.
- NYC: 101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides, at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore. Opens today at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Darkclouds, at Tender Trap. Opens tonight, in Williamsburg.
- NYC: Allyson Vieira, Cortège, at Laurel Gitlen Gallery. Opens Friday, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: In Conversation: Acts of Resistance and Inclusion in African-American Art, a discussion panel, at the Brooklyn Museum. This Thursday, at 7pm.
- London: Light Show, at the Hawyard Gallery. Through April 28.
In the Hood, by David Hammons, 1993. Part of the exhibit NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, at the New Museum. Opens today, on the Lower East Side. (Collection Connie and Jack Tilton, New York.)
- Orange County: Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain, at the Orange County Museum of Art. Opens Sunday, in Newport Beach.
- L.A.: Johannes Vermeer, Woman in Blue Reading a Letter, at the Getty Museum. Opens Saturday, in West L.A.
- L.A.: Lust Letters, at Coagula Curatorial. Opens Saturday at 7pm, in Chinatown.
- L.A.: Bas Jan Ader, The Studies, at Patrick Painter Gallery. Through March 9, in Santa Monica.
- Santa Fe: Jason Lujan, Summer Burial, at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. Through May 12.
- Chicago: Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Opens Saturday. GO. SEE. THIS. SHOW.
- Chicago: Picasso and Chicago, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Opens Saturday.
- Washington, D.C.: Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, at the National Gallery of Art. Opens Sunday.
- NYC: Indiecade East, at the Museum of the Moving Image. Friday through Sunday, in Astoria.
- NYC: Gutai: Splendid Playground, at the Guggenheim Museum. Opens Friday, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth, at the Museum of Modern Art. Opens Sunday, in Midtown. (Want to see this for the book sausages.)
- NYC: Shinique Smith, Bold as Love, at the James Cohan Gallery. Opens Friday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Yevgeniy Fiks, Homosexuality is Stalin’s Atom Bomb to Destroy America, at Edward Winkleman Gallery. Opens Friday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Beatrice Caracciolo, Battaglia, at Paula Cooper Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Despina Stokou, bulletproof, at Derek Eller Gallery. Opens Friday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Matt Blackwell, Ass Backward to Eden, at Valentine Gallery. Opens this Friday at 6pm, in Bushwick.
- NYC: Beat Nite in Bushwick, which means art spaces stay open late. This Friday from 6-10pm.
Young Woman with a Red Fan, ca. 1910, by Hermann Max Pechstein. Part of the exhibit German Expressionism 1900-1930: Masterpieces from the Neue Galerie Collection, at the Neue Galerie. Opens today, on the Upper East Side. (From the collection of Estée Lauder.)
**Needless to say, there’s a big ass snow storm headed for the northeast. Call ahead to make sure NYC spaces are open before venturing out.
- NYC: The Public Private, at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, at Parsons. Through April 17, in the Village.
- NYC: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, at the Brooklyn Museum. Opens Friday, in Brooklyn.
- NYC: Blues for Smoke, at the Whitney Museum. Opens today, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Trevor Paglen, at Metro Pictures. Opens today, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Jean-Michel Basquiat, at Gagosian Gallery. Opens today at 6pm, at Gagosian on 24th Street.
- NYC: Kenseth, Armstead, Inferno, at Churner & Churner. Opens today at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Now Dig This! From Los Angeles to New York Symposium, at the Museum of Modern Art. This Friday from 10am to 5pm, in Midtown.
- NYC: Papo Colo: Assorted Times in Singular Spaces, at the Clocktower Gallery. Through April 1, in downtown Manhattan.
- NYC: Rafael Ferrer, Calor, at Adam Baumgold Gallery. Opens Friday at 6pm, on the Upper East Side. **Update: The reception has been rescheduled to Friday, February 15 at 6pm.
- NYC: Siobhan McBride, Never While You’re Sleeping…, at NurtureArt. Opens Friday at 7pm, in Bushwick.
- NYC: Open Work in Latin America, New York and Beyond: Conceptualism Reconsidered, 1967-1978, at the Hunter College Art Gallery. Opens today at 6pm, in the Upper East Side.
- NYC: A panel on the future of art book publishing with Margaret Chace (Skira-Rizzoli), Paul Chan (Badlands Unlimited), Sharon Gallagher (Artbook|D.A.P.) and Chul R. Kim (MoMA), at the New York Public Library. Next Tuesday, February 12 at 6pm, in Midtown. Doors open at 5:30pm.
- NYC: Richard Ross, Juvenile-in-Justice, at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. Through February 23, in SoHo.
- NYC: A live performance by Narcissister, part of the exhibit Narcissister is You, at Envoy Enterprises. This Saturday at 7pm, on the Lower East Side.
- Miami: Roy Dowell and Alexander Kroll, at Fredric Snitzer. Opens Saturday at 7pm, in the Wynwood District.
- Minneapolis: Painter Painter, at the Walker Art Center. Through October 27.
- L.A.: Shinique Smith: Firsthand, with LACMA, at the Charles White Elementary School Gallery. Opens Saturday, near MacArthur Park.
- L.A.: Fifty Works for Fifty States: The Herbert and Dorothy Vogel Collection, at MOCA. Opens Sunday, at the Grand Avenue location, in downtown.
- L.A.: Storage Wars by 5790projects, open studios at the Beacon Arts Building. Opens Saturday at 7pm in Inglewood.
- Milan: Set Pieces, at Cardi Black Box. Opens today at 6pm.
Ayate con Perro (Ayate fabric with dog), 2005, by Betsabee Romero. Part of the exhibit Superreal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video, at El Museo del Barrio. Opens next Tuesday February 5, on the Upper East Side. (Image courtesy of the artist and El Museo.)
- NYC: Marcela Zaraias, Raw/Cooked, at the Brooklyn Museum. Opens Friday.
- NYC: Jason Lujan, Famous (Indian) Battles of the Muhheakantuck, at the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Washington Heights.
- NYC: Senga Nengudi, Performances 1976-81, at Thomas Erben Gallery. Through February 23, in Chelsea. Artist reception this Thursday, at 6pm.
- NYC: How & Nosm, Late Confessions, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Opens Friday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: The Outsider Art Fair 2013, at Center 548. Opens for previews on Thursday at 6pm, for general public on Friday at 11am and runs through Sunday 6pm, in Chelsea.
- Savannah: The Pulse Art & Technology Festival, at the Telfair Museums. Through Saturday.
- Columbus: Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club, at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Through April 7, at Ohio State University.
- Las Vegas: Roadhouse 4.0, at VAST Space Projects. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Henderson.
- L.A.: The Oldest of Rainbows, at Control Room. Opens Saturday at 7pm, in Downtown.
- L.A.: Art in the Dancehall, at Subliminal Projects, at Subliminal Projects. Opens Saturday at 8pm, in Echo Park.
- L.A.: The Printed Matter LA Art book Fair, at MOCA Geffen. Starts this Friday at 11am, through Sunday 6pm, in downtown.
- L.A.: Mario Ybarra Jr., Double Feature, at Honor Fraser. Through March 16.
- Pittsburgh: Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, at the Warhol Museum. Opens Saturday.
- Montreal: Peru: Kingdom of the Sun and Moon, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Opens Saturday.