“Studio Visit: Selected Gifts from Agnes Gund”
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
OPENS: April 24
The enthusiastic patron, collector, and museum trustee has funded more than 700 works of art over the past five decades. This exhibition displays but a small fraction of her gifts, assembling a wide-ranging group of artworks—including pieces by Ellsworth Kelly, Yayoi Kusama, and Nick Cave—in a rich, nonchronological dialogue.
“Miya Ando: Clouds”
The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road
OPENS: April 25
Two site-specific sculptures made of plate-glass etched with images of clouds go on view in the museum’s indoor-outdoor gallery. The works pair with Isamu Noguchi’s large basalt sculptures, and like his works, employ the ephemeral to shape space.
León Ferrari “For a World With No Hell”
Galeria Nara Roesler
22 East 69th Street, 3R
OPENS: April 27
The gallery presents a curated selection of 22 collages from the Buenos Aires–born artist. Together, the pieces illustrate Ferrari’s preoccupation with eroticism, language, violence, and the dynamics of power—all recurring themes in his work, which seeks to interrogate religious, political, and scientific doctrines that much of the world takes for granted.
Takashi Murakami “Heads ↔ Heads”
130 Orchard Street
OPENS: Saturday April 28
Spanning two floors of the gallery, this solo exhibition will showcase a selection of new and recent work, including a series inspired by artist Francis Bacon, which integrates familiar Murakami motifs—colorfully rendered eyes, mushrooms, characters—set against a platinum leaf background. Also on view, the 33-foot-long monumental painting “Transcendent Attacking a Whirlwind,” a homage to Japanese artist Soga Shohaku composed of ten wood panels painted in acrylic and highlighted with gold and platinum leaf.