The Very Best of NYC Art

Multiple Exposures, Judy Chicago, The Eve of Porn and much more

If you're uptown museum-hopping this summer, don't skip Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe at the Guggenheim. The first comprehensive survey of Italian Futurism presented in the U.S., this exhibition examines the historical scope of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti’s 1909 Futurist manifesto (which is an extraordinary document—have you ever read it?) through its demise at the end of the Second World War.

Nothing's better than free art, so stop by the Out Hotel before Aug 31 and take a gander at Why Drag? It's a thought-provoking display of Magnus Hastings' high-art portraits of celebrated drag queens.

Linda Lovelace, best-known for her role in the 1973 porn classic Deep Throat, is the focus of an intriguing exhibition taking place at, where else, the Museum of Sex. The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace showcases rare images taken by Milton H. Greene, a photographer who once shot Marilyn Monroe—and this is the first time they've been exhibited.

A major Judy Chicago retrospective opened this past April at the Brooklyn Museum: Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work, 1963–74. After viewing this revolutionary artist's formative work, take a look at her permanent installation, The Dinner Party, consisting of beautiful table settings on an enormous, triangular banquet to commemorate important women in history. A tribute to women's cultural achievements, it serves as the centerpiece around which the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is organized.

And we can't get over Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography, a truly unique exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) showcasing the historical and often surprising connection between jewelry and photography. Just trust us, see it. Get there by Sep 14 or it'll be gone.