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Best NYC Art Gallery Exhibits

Get your culture fix this weekend. Check out one - or all - of these exhibits on display this weekend at some of New York's best art galleries. By Alyson Schwartz.

Vienna 1900: Style and Identity

Vienna 1900 Style and Identity From Neue Galerie
(Photo: Neue Galerie)

Neue Galerie
Museum for German and Austrian Art
1048 Fifth Avenue
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Through paintings, clothing and accessories, this newly opened exhibit depicts the importance of individual identity Vienna in the early 1900s. The show covers two floors, with each room and floor dedicated to a different theme of identity.

Nearby Eats:

Cafe Sabarsky (located in the museum)
(212) 288-0665
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Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography

Pictures by Women (Photo From MoMA)
(Photo Credit: MoMA)

11 West 53 Street
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Over two hundreds works by female photographers, including Yoko Ono, Helen Levitt and Carrie Mae Weems, are on display. Photographs are both recent acquisitions of the museum and those taken throughout the history of this media.

Nearby Eats:

Bills Bar & Burger
16 W 51st St (in between 5th and 6th Aves)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 705-8510
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Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

(Courtesy: Home Of Folk Art)
(Courtesy: Home Of Folk Art)

American Folk Art Museum
45 West 53rd Street
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Elevated from just fabric that keep you warm to true works of art, this extensive and breathtaking quilt display should not be missed. Showing the best quilts from the museums extensive collection, the exhibit shows pieces that span three centuries.

Nearby Eats:

The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English
One West 59th Street - Concourse Level

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture 1991-2009

Ursula von Rydingsvard
Installation view Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture 1991-2009. (Photo Credit:

44-19 Purves Street
Long Island City
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This collection of the artist work are huge sculptures created from deconstructed cedar beams. Von Rydingsvard then constructs them into objects that allude to objects from everyday life.

Nearby Eats:

The Creek and the Cave
10-93 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
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Alyson Schwartz is the author of the blog Ribbons of Thought, which features musings on topics from fashion to NYC living including fun activities, food and unique finds.

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