Some Good Things From 2016

In what can only be regarded as a tragic year for the world, we were at least fortunate to witness an endless stream of remarkable and momentous exhibitions of visual poetry to give us a glimmer of hope for humanity. Here are just a few of the standouts.

 Eve Aschheim at Lori Bookstein

 Siri Berg at Shirley Fiterman Arts Center

 Meghan Brady and Gideon Bok at Steven Harvey

 Paul Corio at McKenzie

 Stuart Davis at the Whitney

 Pius Fox at Pablo's Birthday

 Ron Gorchov at Vito Schnabel, Palazzo Chupi

 Philip Guston at Hauser and Wirth

 Al Held at Cheim and Read

Carmen Herrera at Lisson and the Whitney

 Heather Hutchison at Winston Wachter 

 Merlin James at Sikkema Jenkins

 William Kentridge at Marian Goodman

 Kerry James Marshall at the Met Breuer

 Agnes Martin at the Guggenheim

John McLaughlin at Van Doren Waxter

 Julie Mehretu at Marian Goodman

 Joan Mitchell at Cheim and Read

 Ed Moses at Albertz Benda

 Doug Ohlson at Washburn

 Stephen Pace at Berry Campbell

 Matt Phillips at Steven Harvey

 Serge Poliakoff at Cheim and Read

 Pipilotti Rist at the New Museum

 Mark Rothko at Pace

 Michal Rovner at Pace

 David Row at Loretta Howard

 Robert Ryman at Dia Chelsea

 Amy Sillman at Sikkema Jenkins

 "Unfinished" at the Met Breuer

 Juan Usle at Cheim and Read

 Ryan Wallace at Susan Inglett

 Stephen Westfall at Lennon Weinberg

Stanley Whitney at the Studio Museum of Harlem

 Thornton Willis at Elizabeth Harris

Terry Winters at Matthew Marks