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THE ILLUSIVE EYE (El Museo del Barrio, 1230
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THE ILLUSIVE EYE (El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave., Manhattan): Let your perception play tricks on you at this exhibit focused on optical art and geometric abstraction. The show identifies roots for this kind of work in Egyptian and Eastern mysticism and includes pieces by artists from Venezuela, Cuba, Chile, Uruguay, the United States and elsewhere. Pictured: a 1961 painting by Brazilian artist Hermelindo Fiaminghi. Info: Wednesday, Feb. 3 through May 21; $9, 212-831-7272, elmuseo.org. (Credit: Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collecti/ Peter Harholdt)

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