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NYC museum exhibitions to see this fall

It’s time to get your art fix.

Here are 10 upcoming exhibitions to know at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney and beyond.

'Crochet Coral Reef: Toxic Seas' at Museum of Arts and Design (Sept. 15-Jan. 22, 2017)

This isn't your grandma's crochet craft project. With
Photo Credit: Institute For Figuring

This isn't your grandma's crochet craft project. With the Institute For Figuring, Australian sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim present the perils of global warming through a series of complex crochet sculptures of coral bleaching, sea trash and more representative of the plighted Great Barrier Reef in their homeland. Runs Sept.15-Jan. 22, 2017, admission $16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 students, 18 and under free, 2 Columbus Circle, 212-299-7777, madmuseum.org

'Take Me (I’m Yours)' at the Jewish Museum (Sept. 16-Feb. 5, 2017)

For art lovers who want museum pieces in
Photo Credit: Photographer: Axel Schneider, Frankfurt am Main

For art lovers who want museum pieces in their own home, this one's for you. Crowdfunded through Kickstarter, the exhibition features works by 40 artists that have been reproduced 10,000 times over so that visitors can take home an item they love. The contemporary pieces range from sculptures to paintings to installations, with participating artists including Yoko Ono and Carsten Holler. Runs Sept. 16-Feb. 5, 2017, admission $15 adults, $12 seniors, $7.50 students, 18 and under FREE; 1109 Fifth Ave., 212-423-3200, thejewishmuseum.org

'Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight' at Whitney Museum of American Art (Sept. 16-Jan. 2, 2017)

Regarded as a pioneer in minimalism, Carmen Herrera,
Photo Credit: Carmen Herrera / Whitney Museum

Regarded as a pioneer in minimalism, Carmen Herrera, a 101-year-old artist born in Cuba and who has called NYC home since the 1950s, gets a retrospective of her work made from 1948-1978. Many of the works, from paintings to wooden sculptures, will be on display for the very first time. Runs Sept. 16-Jan. 2, 2017, admission $25 adults, $18 seniors and students, 18 and under free. Admission is pay-as-you-wish on Fridays. 99 Gansevoort St., 212-570-3600, whitney.org

'The Battle of Brooklyn' at New-York Historical Society (Sept. 23-Jan. 8, 2017)

These days, Gowanus may be better known for
Photo Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art

These days, Gowanus may be better known for its toxic waterway, but 240 years ago it (along with Red Hook) was the site of the largest battle of the Revolutionary War. More than 90 artifacts, such as George Washington's camp bed, war documents and paintings, will capture the rebels' defeat. Runs Sept. 23-Jan. 8, 2017, admission $20 adults, $15 seniors, $12 students, $6 ages 5-13, 4 and under free, 170 Central Park W., 212-873-3400, nyhistory.org

'Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter' at Museum of Modern Art (Oct. 1-Jan. 22, 2017)

This exhibition explores the way in which the
Photo Credit: Brendan Bannon / IOM / UNHCR

This exhibition explores the way in which the design and architecture of refugee camps has evolved in recent years as mass human displacement has grown (an estimated 60 million people are currently displaced in the world -- more people than after World War II). A variety of designs by artists and architects on varying scales and in multiple mediums also analyzes the philosophy of shelter and security in circumstances of uncertainty. Runs Oct. 1-Jan. 22, 2017, admission $25 adults, $18 seniors, $14 students, 16 and under free, 11 W. 53rd St., 212-708-9400, moma.org

'Gay Gotham' at Museum of the City of New York (Oct. 7-Feb. 26, 2017)

Once hidden and secretive, the LGBT scene
Photo Credit: Cecil Beaton

Once hidden and secretive, the LGBT scene in New York City has had huge cultural significance since the early 20th century, revolutionizing theater, music, fashion and more. "Gay Gotham" celebrates and explores the ways in which NYC's queer community found power and voice in an oppressive world, particularly through artistic collaboration. Photographs and paintings from the likes of Cecil Beaton, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe and Greer Lankton are among the exhibited works. Runs Oct. 7-Feb. 26, 2017, suggested admission $14 adults, $10 seniors and students, 19 and under free; 1220 Fifth Ave., 212-534-1672, mcny.org

'Beverly Buchanan — Ruins and Rituals' at Brooklyn Museum (Oct. 21-March 5, 2017)

The breadth of artist Beverly Buchanan's work is
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jane Bridges

The breadth of artist Beverly Buchanan's work is presented at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art this fall, where 200 paintings, sculptures, photographs and more will be showcased. The American artist, who passed away last year, is best known for her explorations of race, feminism and politics. Runs Oct. 21-March 5, 2017, suggested admission $16 adults, $10 seniors and students, 19 and under FREE; 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights, 718-638-5000, brooklynmuseum.org

'Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers' at MoMA PS1 (Oct. 23-March 5, 2017)

When Damien Hirst and the Young British Artists
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

When Damien Hirst and the Young British Artists were rising to prominence in 1990s England, the British artist Mark Leckey moved around the United States, dodging a fear of artistic pigeonholing. His career was slow to build, but by 2008 Leckey had been awarded the prestigious Turner Prize and today is regarded as one of contemporary art's most underrated figures. This survey of his work -- the largest of any to date -- presents multimedia installations, sound sculptures and more ranging from his early work of the '90s to items produced specifically for this exhibition. Runs Oct. 23-March 5, 2017, suggested admission $10 adults, $5 seniors and students, under 16 free; 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, 718-784-2084, momaps1.org

'Kerry James Marshall: Mastry' at Met Breuer (Oct. 25-Jan. 29, 2017)

Kerry James Marshall is famous for his depictions
Photo Credit: Kerry James Marshall

Kerry James Marshall is famous for his depictions of the African-American experience in the mid-20th century. This retrospective features more than 70 works showcasing his dramatic palette, which, the artist has explained, serves to "reclaim the image of blackness as an emblem of power." Runs Oct. 25-Jan. 29, 2017, suggested admission $25 adults, $17 seniors, $12 students, under 12 free, 945 Madison Ave., 212-731-1675, metmuseum.org/metbreuer

'Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion' at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Nov. 18-Feb. 5, 2017)

The Met is doing away with a specific
Photo Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met is doing away with a specific theme for its latest fashion blockbuster. Instead, the 70-year-old Costume Institute looks inward this season, highlighting 60 significant pieces from its collection. Ensembles range from 18th-century ball gowns by Jean-Philippe Worth to contemporary fashions by the likes of Sarah Burton, John Galliano and Raf Simons. Runs Nov. 18-Feb. 5, 2017, suggested admission $25 adults, $17 seniors, $12 students, under 12 free, 1000 Fifth Ave., 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org

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