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Gego in "Six Must-See Museum Shows in New York"

Gego assembling the Reticulárea at the National Art Gallery, Caracas, 1980. Photo: Christian Belpaire, Fundación Gego Archive. Copyright Fundación Gego

Six Must-See Museum Shows in New York This Month


By Francesca Aton

May 9, 2023 2:15pm


If you find yourself in New York and “want to be a part of it,” as Frank Sinatra iconically once sang, look no further than the art exhibitions on view at some of New York’s top institutions this month. The shows on view range from the historical to the inventive, with questions that both celebrate humanity and prod our current reality. Held in conjunction with two weeks worth of art fairs, including Independent and Frieze New York, below is a list of must-see museum exhibitions currently on view across the city.


Gego at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Gertrud Goldschmidt, known as Gego, fled Nazi persecution in 1939 and immigrated to Venezuela, where she became one of the foremost postwar artists in the country and a leading figure of both geometric abstraction and kinetic art. A survey of Gego’s work from the early 1950s through the early 1990s brings together more than 120 examples of her intricate line studies in architecture, design, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, textiles, and site-specific installations. Highlights include several examples of her well-known suspended wire sculptures. “Gego: Measuring Infinity” is on view through September 10.