The top five New York art shows this week


Photograph: Courtesy CHART
By Howard Halle


With New York’s art scene being so prominent yet ever changing, you’ll want to be sure to catch significant shows. Time Out New York rounds up the top five art exhibitions of the week, from offerings at the best photography and art galleries in NYC to shows at renowned institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim.





Art, Contemporary art

Shona McAndrew, “Muse”

Chart, Tribeca - Until Nov 2 2019


Body positivity meets the male gaze in Shona McAndrew’s show, in which the artist re-purposes female poses from mid-19th century French art to feminist ends. Featured are paintings and sculptures of women that reference the work of various painters—all men—linked to movements of the period such as Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Orientalism. In a twist on the Rubinesque nude, the subjects portrayed here are mostly zaftig, though they evidently own their appearance in defiance of the bodily standards that society tries to impose on women.



October 15, 2019