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The Keeper

at the New Museum,
through Sept. 25
235 Bowery
A somber library with spiral staircases and balconies and crammed with three thousand photographs of people and their teddy bears is at the heart of the New Museum’s sprawling summer show. Partners: The Teddy Bear Project, a 2002 installation by curator a…Read more

“Landmark”

at Socrates Sculpture Park,
through Aug. 28
32-01 Vernon Boulevard, LIC
The outdoor exhibition “Landmark” celebrates the thirtieth year of Socrates Sculpture Park, an institution founded by Mark Di Suvero and located on the shore of the East River in Queens. Several of the nine works on view take maintenance and rehabilitatio…Read more

Closing

“Goulding the Lolly”

at Gavin Brown's Enterprise,
through Jul. 30
291 Grand Street, 3rd Floor
This group show is curated by artist Brian Belott, who asked twenty-four artists to respond to the work of masters from Giotto to Courbet. The results are at times reverent: Alex Chaves’s color-blocked, floral still life is a vivid tribute to Matisse. Som…Read more

“Fritto Misto”

at Clearing,
through Aug. 14
396 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn
Frying has a homogenizing effect: it makes both plants and animals soft and oily, and both take on the flavor and crunch and sandy look of the crispy batter that coats them. The summer group show can homogenize, too, by saturating artworks with a gimmicky…Read more

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Nancy Shaver

at Derek Eller,
through Aug. 19
300 Broome Street

Bruce Conner

at the Museum of Modern Art,
through Oct. 2
11 West 53rd Street

“Blackness in Abstraction”

at Pace Gallery,
through Aug. 19
510 W 25th Street

S.J. “Kitty” Moodley

at Walther Collection Project Space,
through Sept. 3
526 West 26th Street

Arlene Shechet

at Frick Collection,
through May 28
1 East 70th Street

“The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman”

at the New-York Historical Society,
through Aug. 21
170 Central Park West

Cao Fei

at MoMA PS1,
through Aug. 31
22-25 Jackson Ave

Closing

Robert Ryman

at Dia:Chelsea,
through Jul. 31
535 West 22nd Street

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