New Yorkers and tourists alike know that the city has a special energy in the final weeks of the year—a rare calm and slowness after the holiday rush. Perhaps you’ve finally caught a moment to head to a museum, or are looking for something to do with family. As always, the city has plenty of offerings, so we’ve picked our favorites below. The shows range from art to architecture, from ancient statues to cutting edge installations. Check the links to pieces from our sister magazine, Art in America, if you want to bone up before your visit.
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