"Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years," opens at the Metropolitan...

"Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years," opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, Sept. 18, 2012. Credit: Handout

1. Toward Greater Awareness: Darfur and American Activism (Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery, Hempstead, through Dec. 7). Sculptor Mitch Lewis' exhibit focusing on the region of Sudan scarred by humanitarian disasters has been organized in conjunction with the Oct. 16 presidential debate at Hofstra. hofstra.edu/museum, 516-463-5672

2. New York Landmarks (Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages, Sept. 14-Oct. 14). The Visitors Center, formerly the History Museum, whose exhibition space has been mostly vacant since 2009, hosts a reprise of the city landmarks photo exhibit that was the final show at the Parrish Art Museum's Southampton location. longislandmuseum.org, 631-751-0066

3. Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan, Sept. 18-Dec. 31). For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol's impact on contemporary art is taken for granted but rarely, if ever, explored. Through 45 Warhol works displayed next to hundreds by 60 other artists, the Met takes on that challenge. metmuseum.org, 212-535-7710

4. Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe (Brooklyn Museum of Art, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Sept. 28-Jan. 20). The Brooklyn artist is best known for her depictions of African-American women in terms of black female beauty, sexuality, femininity and power. This is her first solo museum exhibit. brooklyn museum.org, 718-638-5000

5. Picasso in Black and White (Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., Manhattan, Oct. 5-Jan. 23). Surveying the master's lifelong discipline -- from 1904 to 1971 -- the Picasso exhibit of 110 works includes painting, sculpture and works on paper. guggenheim.org, 212-423-3500

6. Plymouth Rock 2 (Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave., Manhattan, opens Nov. 7). New York- based artist Trisha Baga's first U.S. solo show is a two-channel video projection creating a narrative collage loosely based on the Pilgrim landing site. "Plymouth Rock" was first shown earlier this year in London. whitney.org, 212-570-3700

7. Malcolm Morley: On Paper (Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, Nov. 10-Jan. 13). A British native living and working in Bellport, Morley evolved from Abstract Expressionist to Realist to Neo-Expressionist with figurative tendencies. His will be the first solo exhibit in the new Parrish. But the Morley show co-stars with 10 galleries of art from the permanent collection. parrishart.org, 631-283-2118

8. Highlights From New Britain (Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, Nov. 17-Feb. 24). Treasures from Nassau's permanent collection include Colonial and Federal portraits, Hudson River and Ashcan schools, American Expressionism, Surrealism, Social Realism, Modernism, Pop and more. nassaumuseum.org, 516-484-9337

9. Mirrored Images: Realism in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington, Dec. 8-March 24). Drawn from the Heckscher's permanent collection the exhibit reflects the observed world as inspiration for such disciplines and the Barbizon movement to Hudson River School and including works by Courbet, Boudin and Long Island's William Merritt Chase, Fairfield Porter and Thomas Moran. heckscher.org, 631-351-3250

10. Inventing Abstraction, 1910-25 (Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., Manhattan, Dec. 23-April 15). This celebration of the centennial of a bold new (at the time) style of artwork begins with a nod to European exhibitions in 1912 by Kandinsky and others that inspired modern artists -- from Marsden Hartley and Marcel Duchamp to Piet Mondrian and Kasimir Malevich. moma.org, 212-708-9400

More exhibits to keep in mind

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World (through Oct. 21 and Jan. 6). A collaboration by three museums in two boroughs highlights two centuries of art from the Haitian Revolution (1804) to the present. Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125th St., studiomuseum.org, 212-864-4500 (through Oct. 21); Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave., Manhattan, elmuseo.org, 212-831-7272 (through Jan. 6); Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, queensmuseum.org, 718-592- 9700 (through Jan. 6)

9 + 1 Ways of Being Political: 50 Years of Political Stances in Architecture and Urban Design (Sept. 12-March 25). Architectural works from MoMA's collection present a glimpse at ways in which architects reacted in the past half century to politics and popular movements. Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., Manhattan, moma.org, 212-708-9400

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts From the Bodleian Libraries (Sept. 14-Feb. 3). Medieval manuscripts from the renowned Oxford libraries highlight the central role of Hebrew books in Middle Ages culture -- many on view in the United States for the first time. The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., Manhattan, thejewishmuseum.org, 212-423-3200

TR in '12 (Sept. 22-Nov. 11). More than 100 artifacts from Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 presidential campaign make up this centennial exhibit, including the revolver that would-be assassin John Schrank fired at him. Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay, oysterbayhistorical.org, 516-922-5032

Larry Rivers: Collaborations and Appropriations (Oct. 4-Dec. 8). Curated by Helen Harrison, director of the SBU-affiliated Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs. University Art Gallery Staller Center, Stony Brook University, stallercenter.com/gallery, 631-632-7240

Mum's the Word: Mothers, Flowers & Secrets (Oct. 6-Nov. 3). Paintings, drawings and prints on a floral/maternal theme inspire this juried exhibit. Mills Pond House Gallery, 660 Rte. 25A, St. James, stacarts.org, 631-862-6575

The Pink Exhibit (opens Oct. 12). Long Island Center of Photography presents a group show to raise breast cancer awareness and funds to fight the disease. African American Museum, 110 N. Franklin St., Hempstead, theaam.org, 516-572-0730

Durer to deKooning: 100 Master Drawings From Munich (Oct. 12-Jan. 6). Two galleries will be devoted to rarely seen works from one of the foremost European collections, Munich's Staatliche Graphische Sammlung. Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave., Manhattan, themorgan.org, 212-685-0008

Frank Wimberley (Oct. 27-Jan. 13). The winner of Guild Hall's 72nd member artists' juried exhibition in 2010 gets his prize -- a solo exhibition. Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton, guildhall.org, 631-324-0806

George Bellows (Nov. 14-Feb. 18). The first museum retrospective of Bellows' brief but productive career as an observer/painter (he died at 42 in 1925) in more than three decades. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan, metmuseum.org, 212-535-7710

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