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#MustDo in NYC: Explore the Art World (Sept 17-23)

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In all of New York City’s idiosyncrasies comes some of the world’s most creative, innovative and inspiring art the world has to offer. The NYC art scene is hitting the ground running into the fall season, with it comes the excitement of new exhibitions.

For this week’s #MustDo in NYC, we’re chronicling the best – from traditional to eccentric – openings our art scene has to offer.

Expand your understanding of art with Nigerian Pygmy Goats

Jonathan Paul’s To The Victor Belongs The Spoils at Unix on 24th Street explores the emotions that arise during competition – with cute goats in costume. A whimsical setting of bright colors and sculptures with string-drawn strawberries are just a few things you can expect to see at this eclectic installment. PSA: If you want to see the goats, please note that they are only in on Saturdays.

532 W 24th Street

Running until October 20th

The obligatory Andy Warhol appreciation

It’s not redundant, it’s New York. Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again is a retrospective of the influential artist’s career. In a way, Warhol is the perfect representation of this great city: self-invented, experimenter, nonconformist. Follow his years through art, from his start as a commercial illustrator and his iconic pop pieces to experimentation in alternative mediums and abstractions in the later years.

Whitney Museum of American Art

Running until March, 2019th

Digest your conspiracy theories in art form

Because it’s hard enough to discern between truth and lies these days in the medium of mass media, you might as well take it in art form. Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy showcases a collection of over 70 pieces and conjures up an alternate history of postwar and contemporary art.

The Met Breuer

Running until March 2019

The Studio Museum beyond its walls

Even as the Studio Museum in Harlem is undergoing renovations, the neighborhood art scene is still alive and thriving. InHarlem, produced by Studio Museum, is an initiative that showcases some of the museum’s exhibitions across the neighborhood and Firelei Baez: Joy Out of Fire is one not to miss out on. The artist’s interest in representations of Afro-Caribbean/Afro-Latina women are presented in offbeat portraits that incorporate archival photographs, journal entries and more to shed light on notable women of color that have far too often been overshadowed by their male counterparts.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Running through November 24th

And for those hoping to do more than just look at art, the Affordable Art Fair is an opportunity to browse (and purchase pieces) from a selection of thousands of original contemporary paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints. The event runs this September 26th through the 30th.

Looking for more inspiration on local digs and events? Be sure to follow us on Instagram @nycurbanadventures.

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