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.

Apr
16

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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Apr
16

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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Apr
16

Museums & Galleries
Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And

The Brooklyn Museum present a showcase of the conceptual artist's projects.

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Apr
16

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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Apr
16

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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Apr
16

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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Apr
16

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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Apr
16

Museums & Galleries
E. F. Neilson Paintings

Ernest Fiedler Neilson's maritime painting is on display at Snug Harbor's Noble Maritime Collection.

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Apr
16

Museums & Galleries
Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age

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

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Apr
17

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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May
1

Arts & Culture
David Hammons: Day's End

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

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May
4

Arts & Culture
Melvin Edwards: Brighter Day

This Public Art Fund sculpture addresses identity and cultural history.

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