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NYC's buzzworthy and remarkable art of 2014

There were lines around the block for these buzzed-about art exhibits. You can still see 'Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs' until February 8 -- if you're lucky enough to get tickets.

The most buzzworthy art show of the year that you can still see: ‘Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs’

The latest blockbuster exhibition of the year is
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The latest blockbuster exhibition of the year is currently up at the MoMA. “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” explores the groundbreaking artist’s practice of making colorful, abstract pieces out of cut paper. The works range from small, simple ones to dazzling, wall-stretching creations to full-room installations. Thanks to the popularity of the exhibition, timed tickets are required. Days typically sell out, too, so time your visit carefully. Through Feb. 8, 2015; 11 W. 53rd St., 212-708-9400, moma.org

Most remarkable art event of the year: Kara Walker’s ‘A Subtlety’

Kara Walker’s first large-scale public installation drew lines
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Kara Walker’s first large-scale public installation drew lines around the block of the former Domino Sugar Factory this past spring to see the “marvelous sugar baby” — a sphinx-like woman comprised of 30 tons of sugar that references slavery during the 19th-century sugar trade. If you weren’t among the more than 130,000 people who saw the monumental piece, you’ll have a second chance, sort of. On Nov. 21, Sikkema Jenkins & Co. will open an exhibition of Walker’s work titled “Afterword” that will feature notes and drawings involved in the installation’s creation, as well as the left fist of the sugar sphinx. Through Jan. 17, 2015; 530 W. 22nd St., 212-929-2262, sikkemajenkinsco.com

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