Arts & Entertainment
Must-See Arts & Culture
by Christina Parrella and Jeremy Lehrer, 03/04/2014
"13 Most Wanted Men" (1964), by Andy Warhol. Installed on the exterior of the New York State Pavilion. ©Bettman/Corbis/ARS New York
Queens Museum completed a massive renovation last November, and the refurbished space is a bright, expansive setting for an impressive collection of art. In addition to the Panorama of the City of New York—a three-dimensional map of NYC that is a pilgrimage point for locals and visitors—the institution hosts a range of rotating exhibitions. Through May 11, Do you want the cosmetic version or do you want the real deal? Los Angeles Poverty Department, 1985–2014, presents a survey of an activist performance-art group based in LA. And from late April to early September, the museum will show Andy Warhol's 13 Most Wanted Men, a series of prints the artist made of criminal mug shots. The originals were created for the 1964 World's Fair, but jittery officials had them painted over before the fair began. The show explores the intriguing, sometimes fraught relationship between outsider artist and establishment.