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Art in NYC this spring: Ramones exhibit, Affordable Art Fair, more

There’s never a better time to take advantage of all that New York City’s arts institutions have to offer than during the spring. From exhibitions on the Ramones to rare Degas prints to art fairs, don’t miss these experiences.

'Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas'

In this garden-wide exhibition, view more than 20
Photo Credit: New York Botanical Garden

In this garden-wide exhibition, view more than 20 sculptures and paintings by such American Impressionists as William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam and John Singer Sargent, then head to the Haupt Conservatory for an interpretation of the gardens that inspired these celebrated artists. May 14-Sept. 11, $20-$25 adults, $18-$22 seniors and students, $8-$10 ages 2-12, FREE for children under 2; New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, 718-817-8700, nybg.org

'Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection'

Explore the evolution of portraiture over the last
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

Explore the evolution of portraiture over the last 60 years through more than 100 works, including portraits by Rachel Harrison and Edward Hopper. Works from the first half of the 20th century will also go on view starting April 27. April 6-Feb. 12, 2017, admission $22, $18 students and seniors, FREE for ages 18 and under; Whitney Museum of Art, 99 Gansevoort St., 212-570-3600 whitney.org

'Bent, Cast & Forged'

This double exhibition highlights the work of sculptor
Photo Credit: R. H. Hensleigh

This double exhibition highlights the work of sculptor and designer Harry Bertoia, from his early jewelry designs ("Bent, Cast & Forged") to his later exploration of the relationship between sound and sculpture ("Atmosphere for Enjoyment"). May 3-Sept. 25, admission $16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 students, FREE for ages 18 and under; Museum of Art and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, 212-299-7700, madmuseum.org

'Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Beatriz Milhazes'

The series
Photo Credit: Beatriz Milhazes

The series "Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings" will feature new sculptures by Beatriz Milhazes that use bright, colorful reflective materials, like those used to decorate Carnival floats in her native Brazil, throughout the museum's lobby. May 6-Oct. 23, admission $15 adults, $12 seniors, $7.50 students, FREE for ages 18 and under; The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., 212-423-3200, thejewishmuseum.org

'Nepalese Seasons'

Learn about the rituals, agrarian festivals and environment
Photo Credit: Rubin Museum of Art

Learn about the rituals, agrarian festivals and environment of Nepal's Kathmandu Valley through nearly 50 objects of Nepalese art, from centuries-old sculptures to paintings, that are inspired by the rainy season, or monsoon. May 6-March 27, 2017, admission $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, FREE for ages 12 and under; Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St., 212-620-5000, rubinmuseum.org

The Frieze Art Fair

This international art fair features contemporary paintings, photography
Photo Credit: Frieze Art Fair

This international art fair features contemporary paintings, photography and more from 1,000 artists from around the globe, as well as talks, workshops and performances. May 5-8, tickets start at $10; frieze.com

'Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs'

View more than 200 illustrations by Brooklyn-born, New
Photo Credit: Roz Chast

View more than 200 illustrations by Brooklyn-born, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast -- famous for cartoons that embody both the anxieties and pleasures of everyday life, especially in New York City. April 6-Sept. 5, admission $14 adults, $10 seniors and students, FREE for ages 19 and under; Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., 212-534-1672, mcny.org

Affordable Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair offers original pieces of
Photo Credit: Affordable Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair offers original pieces of art that are, yes, affordable for a variety of budgets. Prices range from $100-$10,000, with work by more than a thousand artists available. March 30-April 3, general daily admission $18, $10 students and seniors, FREE for under 12; Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., 212-255-2003, affordableartfair.com/newyork

'Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty'

This exhibition explores the influential painter Edgar Degas
Photo Credit: Cleveland Museum of Art/Howard A

This exhibition explores the influential painter Edgar Degas as innovative printmaker, with 120 rare monotypes and 50 drawings, paintings, sketches, pastels and prints on display. March 26-July 24, admission $25 adults, $18 seniors, $14 students, FREE for ages 16 and under; Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., 212-708-9400, moma.org

'Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk'

It's only fitting that the Queens Museum celebrates
Photo Credit: George DuBose

It's only fitting that the Queens Museum celebrates the influence of the Queens band the Ramones. This exhibition examines the band's influence on early punk, with vintage concert flyers, original lyric manuscripts, paintings by Dee Dee Ramone, guitars and leather jackets used by the band, photographs and more. April 10-July 31, admission $8 adults, $4 seniors, FREE for students and ages 18 and under; New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, 718-592-9700, queensmuseum.org

'Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty'

This exhibition explores the influential painter Edgar Degas
Photo Credit: Cleveland Museum of Art/Howard A

This exhibition explores the influential painter Edgar Degas as innovative printmaker, with 120 rare monotypes and 50 drawings, paintings, sketches, pastels and prints on display. March 26-July 24, admission $25 adults, $18 seniors, $14 students, FREE for ages 16 and under; Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., 212-708-9400, moma.org

'Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus'

Emerge yourself in the world of ancient Greece
Photo Credit: Orestis Kourakis

Emerge yourself in the world of ancient Greece with more than 90 artworks and artifacts, including mosaics, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, coins, glass and more, from the 10th century B.C. to the fourth century. March 24-June 18, FREE admission; Onassis Cultural Center, 645 Fifth Ave., Suite 304, 212-486-4448, onassisusa.org

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