The Nation: Summer Art

Every summer the New York art scene shuts tight, like an irritated clam. The artists vanish to East Hampton, Brooklyn or Bogotá; many of the commercial galleries, both uptown along the axes of Madison Avenue and 57th Street, and downtown in SoHo, do not reopen until September. All the same, there is as much going on in Manhattan this summer as in many other U.S. cities at the height of their art season.

One exhibition not to be missed is Red Grooms' walk-through, gloriously zany sideshow at the Marlborough Gallery (40 W. 57th St.) titled...

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