Summer 2017 New York City Art Guide

Carianne Carleo-Evangelist

The New York City art scene has exciting summer exhibitions every direction you look. There’s experimental art to be found up on the rooftop of The Met—Adrián Villar Rojas’ The Theater of Disappearance—and down on the ground at Brooklyn Bridge Park, courtesy of Anish Kapoor’s whirlpool. Motion is also explored in the Studio Museum’s Jamel Shabazz: Crossing 125th and the Whitney Museum’s display of Alexander Calder’s mobiles. Read on for our summer art picks.

NYC Summer Arts Highlights

Feb
18

Arts & Culture
Whitney Museum of American Art: Andrea Carlson: Red Exit

Andrea Carlson has drawn on her Ojibwe roots to create a seascape focusing on renewal and reclamation.

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Apr
13

Arts & Culture
Carol Bove: The Séances Aren’t Helping

This installation by sculptor Carol Bove is the second commission for the museum’s facade.

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Jun
5

Arts & Culture
Re:Growth: A Celebration of Art, Riverside Park and the New York Spirit

Karin Bravin curates this celebration of the Conservancy’s 35th anniversary and the City’s and park's resiliency.

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Jun
19

Restaurants
Queens Night Market

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Shakespeare in the Park

Each summer the Public Theater produces work by Shakespeare in Central Park's Delacorte Theater, with free tickets distributed by lottery.

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Maya Lin: Ghost Forest

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Leo Villareal: Light Matrix

Villareal’s LED installations explore the concept of both time and space.

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Ellen Reid: Soundwalk

Composer Ellen Reid, a recent Pulitzer winner for her opera Prism, has created a site-specific score for exploring Central Park.

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Mierle Laderman Ukeles: For ⟶ forever

Mierle Laderman Ukeles has a long history of artwork dedicated to the unseen hands that drive the economy.

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Scott Gerber: Peace, Love & Happiness

Scott Gerber created the colorful installation Peace, Love & Happiness, which comprises a trio of sculptural symbols, to foster healing through art.

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Jul
30

Museums & Galleries
Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America

Learn about a newly uncovered side of the house's 200-year-plus history.

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Jul
30

Museums & Galleries
Beautiful Creatures

first exhibit in restored Hall of Gems

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