NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM
“Shadow and Substance: African American Images from The Burns Archive” now-March 31. More than 100 works that show how African-Americans were seen by others and how they wished to be seen. “Before the Fall: Remembering the World Trade Center” now-April 28: Works by artists who were artists-in-residence at the World Trade Center, including works that were lost and recreated and work created in response to the collapse of the towers. One of four exhibits that make up the show “Reflecting on Sept. 11, 2001.”
ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY
“Wish You Wee Here: The Buffalo Avant-Guarde in the 1970s” March 30-July 8: Exhibition that examines a creative ecology that flourished in Buffalo in the 1970s.
THE CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS
“Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch” March 15-Feb. 3, 2013. Works by a glass master.
“The Art of Yoko d’Holbachie” April 20-May 21: Paintings of fantastic creatures by the Japan-based artist.
“Walking Through Time” now-April 28: Work by Sue Brenner.
“Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913-1919” now-Aug. 19: Almost 50 objects including documentary photographs, drawings, works on paper, and Barnes’s stories in newsprint. “Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin” now-Aug. 12: Fifteen works by Auguste Rodin next to eight large-scale sculptures by the British artist. “Keith Haring: 1978-1982” March 16-July 8: The first large-scale exhibition to explore his career, including 155 works.
“The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis” now-April 22: Exhibition of more than 30 of the Lewis Chessmen, carved from walrus ivory, from the collection of the British Museum,.
“International Art Jewelry 1895-1925” now-March 17: Exhibition that shows the enormous range of pieces made during this period.
THE FRICK COLLECTION
“Renoir, Impressionism, Full-Length Painting” now-May 8: Nine vertical and grand-scale paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir exploring his use of the full-length format.
“John Chamberlain: Choices” now-May 13: Nearly 100 works from early iron rod sculptures to recent large-scale foil creations. “Francesca Woodman” March 16-May 13: More than 120 vintage photographs from Woodman’s brief but extraordinary career.
NANCY HOFFMAN GALLERY
“ Collette Calascione” now-April 21: Realistic but fantastic images of people, mostly women, inspired by old photographs.
“Luka Fineisen” now-March 31: New work.
THE JEWISH MUSEUM
“The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951” now-March 25, 2012: A comprehensive look at the Photo League, which captured city life from the end of the Depression to the start of the Cold War. “Composed: Identity, Politics, Sex” now-June 30: Work by seven contemporary photographers that focuses on the politics of sex and desire.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
“Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965)” now-April 15. Perhaps the greatest figure painter and landscapist of the modern period. “Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition” now-July 8. Exhibition exploring the role of the Eastern Mediterranean from the Byzantine era to the modern age.
THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
“ Rembrandt’s World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection” now-April 29: Exhibition focusing on artists who worked in their native land during the 17th century, the “Dutch Golden Age.”
MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN
“Beauty in All Things: Japanese Art and Design” now-June 3: Works that highlight the Japanese concepts of beauty. “Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design” now-Aug. 12: Thirty-four works that have been created through the collection, removal, and reconstitution of ephemeral matter.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
“Eugene Atget: Documents four artistes” now-April 9: Exhibition highlighting six highly focuses cross sections in the career of mater photographer Eugene Atget. “Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art” now-May 14, 2012: Mural panels made for the museum, plus drawings and archival materials. “Glasstress New York: New Art from the Venice Biennales” now-June 10: An exhibition of the glass works created in the Murano studio of Adriano Berengo by an international group of artists.
“ Isa Genzken: Rose II” now-July 31: A sculpture a rose, 28 feet tall, is the artist’s first public artwork in the United States.
PARK AVENUE ARMORY
“The AIPAD Photography Show New York” March 29-April 1: More than 70 fine art photography studios will present museum-quality photographs from 19th-century masters as well as established and emerging contemporary artists.
7W NEW YORK
“New York Arts of Pacific Asia” March 21-25: A show by 65 international galleries of Asian fine art and antiques.
HUDSON VALLEY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
“CIRCA 1986” now-July: Sixty-five artworks by 47 international artists, created between 1981-91.
THE FRANCES LEHMAN LOEB ART CENTER, VASSAR COLLEGE
“Marco Maggi: Lentissimo” now-April 1: Fourteen colorful new works by the New Paltz artist who uses ordinary materials as a starting point.
NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
“Jim Dine: Sculpture” March 31-July 8: Work by the painter, sculptor and graphic artists including some based on Carlo Collodi’s novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio.”
SPRING CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST
“Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst” May 4-6: The Hudson Valley’s most popular craft show is back for its 28th year.