THE ART OF DISSENT IN 17TH-CENTURY CHINA: MASTERPIECES OF MING LOYALIST ART FROM THE CHIH LO LOU COLLECTIONLandscape paintings and calligraphies from a private collection highlight the traumatic collapse of the Ming dynasty. Through Jan. 2 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan; (212) 535-7710, metmuseum.org.
ASCO: ELITE OF THE OBSCURE, A RETROSPECTIVE, 1972-1987Part of the Pacific Standard Time initiative, this show surveys the varied output of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco. Through Dec. 4 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; (323) 857-6000,lacma.org. Travels to the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown (Feb. 2 through July 29).
BERTRAND GOLDBERG: ARCHITECTURE OF INVENTION The first comprehensive look at this Chicago architect will include his graphic and furniture design in addition to drawings, models and photographs. Through Jan. 15 at the Art Institute of Chicago; (312) 443-3600, artic. edu.
CHARLINE VON HEYL The artist’s first museum survey will include collage-based works on paper alongside her dynamic abstract paintings. Through Feb. 19 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; (215) 898-7108,icaphila.org. Travels to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (March 21 through July 8).
CIRCA 1971: EARLY VIDEO AND FILM FROM THE EAI ARCHIVE Dia celebrates the 40th anniversary of Electronic Arts Intermix with this show of 20 moving-image works from the group’s archive. Through Sept. 4, 2012, at Dia:Beacon; (845) 440-0100,diaart.org.
FLUXUS AND THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS OF LIFE This reassessment of the quintessential do-it-yourself art movement features some 100 works from the 1960s and ’70s, drawn largely from Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art. Through Dec. 3 at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, Manhattan; (212) 998-6780,nyu.edu/greyart. Travels to the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor (Feb. 25 through May 20).
INFINITE JEST: CARICATURE AND SATIRE FROM LEONARDO TO LEVINE This collection-based show finds levity in drawings and prints from the Italian Renaissance to the present, including works by Goya, Daumier and Al Hirschfeld. Through March 4 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; (212) 535-7710,metmuseum.org.
INGRES AT THE MORGAN This group of 18 drawings by the French master includes a large-scale version of his famous “Odalisque and Slave” (1839). Through Nov. 27 at the Morgan Library & Museum, Manhattan; (212) 685-0008, themorgan.org.
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF BUILDINGS A distinctly post-9/11 perspective haunts this survey of architectural photography since 1840. Through Nov. 6 at the Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton; (609) 258-3788, artmuseum.princeton.edu.
MAN RAY / LEE MILLER The complex romantic and student-teacher relationship of these two Surrealists is explored through vintage photographs, paintings, sculpture and drawings. Through Dec. 4 at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.; (978) 745-9500,pem.org.
THE PARADE: NATHALIE DJURBERG WITH MUSIC BY HANS BERG The artist’s gleefully violent claymation films are exhibited alongside new sculptures of birds. Through Dec. 31 at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; (612) 375-7600, walkerart.org.
RABINDRANATH TAGORE: POET AND PAINTER OF INDIA More than 60 works on paper by an artist better known to Americans as a Nobel Prize-winning writer. Through Jan. 2 at Asia Society Museum, Manhattan; (212) 288-6400, asiasociety.org.
REFLECTIONS OF THE BUDDHA Buddhist sculptures and hanging scrolls dating from the 2nd to the 18th centuries are accompanied by contemporary art by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Oscar Munoz and Ellsworth Kelly. Through March 10 at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis; (314) 754-1850, pulitzerarts.org.
REMEMBERING 9/11 The museum marks the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 with a show of photographs of the event’s aftermath, organized in conjunction with the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Through Jan. 8 at the International Center of Photography, Manhattan; (212) 857-0000, icp.org.
REOPENING OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM The museum’s newly renovated building makes its debut with “Will Barnet at 100,” the artist’s first New York museum retrospective, and highlights from the permanent collection. Through Dec. 31 at the National Academy Museum, Manhattan; (212) 369-4880,nationalacademy.org.
SEPTEMBER 11 This unconventional anniversary exhibition looks at art of the past 50 years through the lens of Sept. 11, with some 70 works installed throughout the museum’s second floor and in various locations around the neighborhood. Through Jan. 9 at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens; (718) 784-2084, ps1.org.
THE SNOWY DAY AND THE ART OF EZRA JACK KEATSThe illustrator and author of the civil rights-era children’s book “The Snowy Day” (1962) receives his first museum retrospective. Through Jan. 29 at the Jewish Museum, Manhattan; (212) 423-3200,thejewishmuseum.org. Travels to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Mass. (June 26 through Oct. 14), the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco (Nov. 15 through Feb. 24, 2013), and the Akron Art Museum, Ohio (March through June 2013).
ZAHA HADID: FORM IN MOTION The Pritzker Prize-winning architect has designed a special environment for this exhibition of her recent work. Through March 25 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org.
DE KOONING: A RETROSPECTIVE MoMA pulls out all the stops for its de Kooning survey, the first show to be given the entire sixth floor. Sept. 18 through Jan. 9 at the Museum of Modern Art, Manhattan; (212) 708-9400, moma.org.
HEROIC AFRICANS: LEGENDARY LEADERS, ICONIC SCULPTURES The individuals who commissioned or inspired masterpieces of African sculpture are recognized in this wide-ranging show, which spans the 12th to early 20th centuries. Sept. 21 through Jan. 29 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; (212) 535-7710,metmuseum.org.
THE INVENTION OF GLORY: AFONSO V AND THE PASTRANA TAPESTRIES Four recently restored Gothic tapestries depicting a 15th-century Portuguese king are on loan from a church in Pastrana, Spain. Sept. 18 through Jan. 8 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington; (202) 737-4215, nga.gov. Travels to the Meadows Museum, Dallas (Feb. 5 through May 13).
LINDE FAMILY WING FOR CONTEMPORARY ART The museum unveils its new contemporary galleries with a 24-hour celebration and exhibition of Christian Marclay’s video “The Clock.” Also on view is the temporary exhibition “Ellsworth Kelly: Wood Sculptures (through March 4.) Sept. 18 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; (617) 267-9300, mfa.org.
PICASSO TO KOONS: THE ARTIST AS JEWELER Personal and one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry by more than 100 artists, including Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons and Anish Kapoor. Sept. 20 through Jan. 8 at the Museum of Arts and Design, Manhattan; (212) 299-7777, madmuseum.org.
DAVID, DELACROIX AND REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE: DRAWINGS FROM THE LOUVRE A substantial group of works on paper by Corot, Ingres, Géricault and others makes a rare stateside appearance. Sept. 23 through Dec. 31 at the Morgan Library & Museum, Manhattan; (212) 685-0008, themorgan.org. DICKENS AT 200 The Morgan joins forces with the Victoria and Albert Museum to celebrate the bicentennial of Britain’s “first true literary superstar.” Sept. 23 through Feb. 12 at the Morgan Library and Museum, Manhattan; (212) 685-0008, themorgan.org.