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New York City Summer Samplings

Here today; gone tomorrow. Summer subsides all too soon, it seems -- taking with it this year, a number of notable exhibits on temporary view in New York City. Interrupt your summer strolls to catch these shows due to be dismantled once the season changes.
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Art Shows To See Before September
Here today; gone tomorrow. Summer subsides all too soon, it seems -- taking with it this year, a number of notable exhibits on temporary view in New York City. Interrupt your summer strolls to catch these shows due to be dismantled once the season changes.

Tunnel Vision
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Posters, subway card placards and other vivid art created for and about the city transit system are on display at the Society of Illustrators.
Through August 15
New York View: MTA Arts & Design Illustrates the City
Society of Illustrators

Sleeping Beauty
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Known as the "Mona Lisa" of its time and largely forgotten for years. Frederick Leighton's Victorian portrait of an idealized sleeping woman in a semi-transparent saffron gown "Flaming June" is on loan to the Frick and hangs encircled by Whistler portraits.
Through September 6
Leighton's Flaming June
The Frick Collection

Fine Art "Selfies"
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Albrecht Durer, Matisse, Picasso are among artists depicting themselves plus friends, acquaintances, relatives in an exhibit of portrait studies and drawings of people worth remembering.
Through September 8
Life Lines: Portrait Drawings from Durer to Picasso
The Morgan Library and Museum

Golden Girl
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Gustav Klimt, Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907. ©Neue Galerie New York
She may be his most famous subject, but Adele Bloch-Bauer wasn't the only person depicted in works by Gustav Klimt. See the painting which is the centerpiece of the current film plus other works by the important fin-de-siecle Viennese artist.
Through September 6
Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold
The Neue Galerie

Seeing Double
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"Stills," and "Objects of Desire," are subjects in a retrospective of work by pioneer photographer Sarah Charlesworth who deconstructed conventions and explored pivotal questions about the role images play in our culture.
Through September 20
Sarah Charlesworth:Doubleworld
The New Museum

You've Got Mail
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Collages, mimeographed manifestos, and other artifacts mailed out, forwarded, returned to directional "correspondence" and performance artist Ray Johnson are available to public view for the first time.
Through September 1
Please Return To: Mail Art from the Ray Johnson Archive
Richard L. Feigen and Co.

Oh No, Yoko
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A display of her early works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings, films and other creations of Yoko Ono gives visitors to the Museum of Modern Art a chance to decide for themselves whether she is more than simply the Beatles "other woman."
Through September 7
Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971
Museum of Modern Art

Once Upon Our Time
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After the dominance of abstraction, a resurgence of figurative art setting new paradigms for storytelling to communicate ideas about race, gender, sexuality, history, politics is displayed in sculpture, video, painting, photography, performance.
Through September 9
Storyline:Contemporary Art at the Gugenheim
Guggenheimm Museum

Oriental Opulence
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In another blockbuster exhibit at the Met's costume institute, clothing, films, paintings, porcelains, illustrate how Chinese aesthetics have influenced Western fashions through the centuries.
Extended through September 7
China: Through the Looking Glass
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ode to Old Blue Eyes
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Capitol microphones, natty bow ties, shoes, and a fedora, multiple Grammys and the Oscar (!) are among Frank Sinatra memorabilia on display. Hum the signature song and start spreading the news -- there's a lot to see this summer in New York, New York.
Through September 4
Sinatra: An American Icon
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts