Spring 2021 New York City Art Guide

nycgo.com staff

Big names fill this spring’s art calendar. Highlights include showcases of contemporary giants such as Yayoi Kusama and Dawoud Bey and prolific 20th-century innovators like Louise Bourgeois and Alexander Calder. That’s just the start of the photography, botanical art, paintings, writings, graphic design and sculpture you’ll find in shows across the five boroughs. Check it all out in our roundup below.

Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Kusama: Cosmic Nature

Celebrated Japanese contemporary artist brings her works and a new installation to the Bronx's New York Botanical Garden.

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Jul
30

Museums & Galleries
Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life

The works of a multidisciplinary artist and activist go on display at PS1.

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Melvin Edwards: Brighter Days

This Public Art Fund sculpture addresses identity and cultural history.

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
David Hammons: Day's End

See a waterfront installation by David Hammons on a Hudson River pier.

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Jul
30

Museums & Galleries
Estamos Bien – La Trienal 20/21

El Museo del Barrio hosts a triennial to bring together the best in Latinx contemporary art.

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Jul
30

Museums & Galleries
But Still, It Turns: Recent Photography from the World

ICP present a contemporary photo survey on the occasion of its one-year anniversary in its new location.

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Jul
30

Museums & Galleries
Louise Bourgeois, Freud’s Daughter

See writings and art by the 20th-century innovator at this Jewish Museum show.

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Jul
30

Museums & Galleries
Alice Neel: People Come First

Check out NYC-related work by the well-known portraitist in this Met Fifth Avenue display.

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Jul
30

Museums & Galleries
Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start

MoMA celebrates the famous mobile sculptor, who first exhibited at the museum soon after it opened.

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Jul
30

Museums & Galleries
Top Dog

Learn about the most popular dog breeds in the US at this museum exhibit.

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Jul
30

Museums & Galleries
Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age

See the Austrian designer's graphic work at the Poster House.

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Jul
30

Museums & Galleries
Dawoud Bey: An American Project

The Whitney showcases Dawoud Bey, who has spent a career photographing subjects from underrepresented communities.

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