With an ever-growing number of galleries scattered around New York, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Where to begin? Here at A.i.A., we are always on the hunt for clever, memorable shows that stand out in a crowded field. Every Thursday, we'll post the 10 shows our team of editors can't stop talking about.

This week we check out Romare Bearden's bold, colorful collages at Michael Rosenfeld; circle a low-hanging cloud of white paper guns dangling from the ceiling at P.P.O.W; and, with the help of illuminated magnifying glasses provided by the Drawing Center, marvel at the impossibly intricate printing plates in their paper-free show.

Click on the image below to see all 10 staff picks.