The best art galleries and exhibits to visit in NYC this weekend. By Alyson Schwartz.

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Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time

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(credit: The Whitney)

Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
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As one of America’s most famous painter of the 20th century, Edward Hopper captured the time period through his realist style. This exhibit closes this weekend, so don’t miss your opportunity to view this extensive collection.

Nearby Eats:
Lady M Confections
41 East 78th Street between Madison and Park
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The Photography of Ed Kashi: Aging in America and Madagascar

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World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery
200 Vesey Street

On display are two different series documented by photojournalist Ed Kashi. Both are free to view, and while the settings of each series are vastly different, his power to capture human emotion is evident in both.

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P.J. Clarke’s
World Financial Center
250 Vesey Street
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Katy Grannan “The Happy Ever After”

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(credit: Salon 94)

Salon 94 Bowery
243 Bowery

Salon Freemans
1 Freeman Alley

This two-part exhibit takes place in two galleries around the corner from each other. Located in Salon 94 Bowery, The Believers is a video installation, while Boulevard is a color photograph collection at Salon 94 Freemans. Both capture people in their natural element in Hollywood, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Nearby Eats:
194 Elizabeth St between Spring and Prince
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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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