A crowded May cultural calendar in New York this year has led to vast array of exhibitions on offer this spring, many of which have been open for a few weeks or opened at the end of last week.
With Frieze New York opening at the Shed in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards this year, however, visitors should remember that the fair is just a few blocks north of gallery hub Chelsea, and a short train ride from eclectic offerings further downtown. Several exhibitions worth catching are also opening this week, including a group show with an off-beat ode to Shakespeare’s Richard II, and a survey of the late, first-rate abstractionist Young-Il Ahn. Meanwhile across the river in Brooklyn, sculptors draw from the borough’s maritime history to explore the tangled channels that bind and define the American identity.
Read below for 5 exhibitions opening this week in New York.