Spring 2017 New York City Art Guide

By nycgo.com staff

Spring in New York City brings plenty to please art lovers. Want to make sure you don’t miss any of the biggest exhibitions this season? Read on for some of our favorites.

May
21

Museums & Galleries
Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

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May
21

Museums & Galleries
Apollo 11

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May
21

Museums & Galleries
Intrepid Museum Celebrates Apollo

summer long celebration of Apollo 11

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May
21

LGBTQ
Poet of the Body: New York's Walt Whitman

"Poet of the Body: New York's Whitman" is a free exhibit at The Grolier Club that celebrates the 200th birthday of the luminary poet Walt Whitman. The exhibit has multiple editions of his famous tome "Leaves of Grass" along with personal items of Whitman's, like the author's pen. Visitors can also take a virtual walk in Whitman's shoes via an interactive 3D stroll down Broadway in the mid-1800s.

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May
21

Museums & Galleries
Audubon Mural Project

Murals in Harlem honoring John James Audubon shine a light on endangered birds.

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May
21

Broadway
Burn This

Lanford Wilson’s play surveys relationships and the raw attraction between two people.

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May
25

Museums & Galleries
Salvation by the Sea

This exhibit examines Coney Island’s role in providing a new life for European immigrants.

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May
29

LGBTQ
Pride For All Launch Party at Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale’s kicks off its Pride For All celebration with a party for their popup store carrying an array of designer items in all colors of the rainbow. Out magazine editor Phillip Picardi will host this event inspired by NYC's famed LGBTQ+ nightlife scene. This special in-store party at the flagship store on 59th Street will feature dance classics and popsicle cocktails. The popup store will be open through the end of June, with additional events happening throughout Pride month.

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May
31

LGBTQ
Queer History Walks

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and dive into queer history with The Whitney Museum of American Art’s free walking tour of the Meatpacking District. This look into the neighborhood's LGBTQ+ past takes place on every Friday in June and then select Fridays throughout the summer.

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Jun
1

LGBTQ
Leslie-Lohman Block Party

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art with a block party kicking off Pride month. Enjoy special exhibits at the museum like “Art After Stonewall, 1969-1989” and “Being Seen Makes a Movement Possible” alongside music, art-making, food and live performances.

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Jun
1

LGBTQ
Pride 2019 at House of Yes

The House of Yes in Brooklyn presents a month of Pride-related events for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Jun
1

LGBTQ
Walt Whitman and New York Symposium

Head to The Grolier Club to celebrate the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman with this free symposium of lectures and presentations on the luminary poet. This day-long event is the culmination of International Whitman Week, with various events happening across New York from from May 27 through June 1; their website has all the details. http://waltwhitmaninitiative.org/international-whitman-week-2019/ Also, while there, you can visit the museum’s special Whitman exhibit “Poet of the Body,” running through July 27.

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