Martin Creed's Work *No. 1190* at Anton Kern Gallery is made up of hundreds of gold balloons.
Photo: Courtesy of Anton Kern Gallery

Editors’ Picks: 11 Summer Exhibitions to Catch Before They Close

From Yayoi Kusama in the Rockaways to Alberto Giacometti at the Guggenheim, these New York shows are not to be missed

It was another great summer for New York’s art scene: Yayoi Kusama’s iconic installation “Narcissus Garden” took over a former military base in the Rockaways, master of postwar art Alberto Giacometti claimed the spotlight at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Erwin Wurm’s bulging hot dog truck set up camp in Brooklyn, and around the city, galleries were breaking away from their usual commercial programs to host boundary-pushing group exhibitions. But as all good things must come to an end, these shows will be coming down soon. We’ve selected those that shouldn’t be missed.

Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2018. Photo: Courtesy of Luhring Augustine

1. Christopher Wool: A New Sculpture

Luhring Augustine Bushwick, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue
Through August 30

Martin Creed’s Work No. 1190 at Anton Kern Gallery is made up of hundreds of gold balloons. Photo: Courtesy of Anton Kern Gallery

2. The Party
Anton Kern Gallery, 16 E. 55th Street
Through August 31

An installation view of “Behind the Curtain: Treasures from the Vault” at Jason Jacques Gallery. Photo: Courtesy of Jason Jacques

3. Behind the Curtain: Treasures from the Vault
Jason Jacques Gallery, 29 East 73rd Street
Through August 31

Diana Al Hadid’s “Delirious Matter” at Madison Square Park. Photo: Courtesy of Madison Square Park

4. Diana Al-Hadid: Delirious Matter
Madison Square Park, 11 Madison Avenue
Through September 3

An installation view of “Giacometti” at the Guggenheim Museum. Photo: Courtesy of the Solomon. R Guggenheim Museum

5. Giacometti
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue
Through September 12

A film still from John Akomfrah’s “Vertigo Sea” at the New Museum. Photo: Courtesy of the New Museum

6. John Akomfrah: Signs of Empire
New Museum, 235 Bowery
Through September 2

Yayoi Kusama with her original “Narcissus Garden” in 1966, installed in the Venice Biennale, Italy, 1966. Photo: Courtesy of David Zwirner; Ota Fine Arts, and Victoria Miro

7. Rockaway! 2018: Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama
Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden, Breezy Point
Through September 3

Gustav Klimt’s Forester’s House in Weissenbach II (Garden), circa 1914. Photo: Courtesy of Neue Galerie

8. Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele: 1918 Centenary
Neue Galerie, 1048 5th Avenue
Through September 4

Recommended: Check out these Seven International Exhibitions Highlighting Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele

An installation view of “John Russell: Doggo” at Bridget Donahue. Photo: Courtesy of Bridget Donahue Gallery

9. John Russell: Doggo
Bridget Donahue, 99 Bowery, 2nd floor
Through September 5

Bill Cunningham, Editta Sherman on the Train to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, circa 1972. Photo: Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society, Gift of Bill Cunningham

10. Celebrating Bill Cunningham
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
Through September 9

An installation view of Torey Thorton’s exhibition at Jeffrey Stark. Photo: Courtesy of Jeffrey Stark

11.  Torey Thornton
Jeffrey Stark, 88 East Broadway, #B11 (basement)
Through September 9

Recommended: See Inside Alberto Giacometti’s Gloriously Recreated Studio in Paris 

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