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

Jun
1

LGBTQ
Visual Impact: On Art, AIDS and Activism

The NYC AIDS Memorial and the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program commemorate WorldPride and Stonewall 50 with an educational installation featuring the sobering work of eight artists, including Keith Haring and Catherine Opie. View the exhibit on Greenwich Avenue, adjacent to the NYC AIDS Memorial Park between West 12th Street and Seventh Avenue.

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Jul
21

Museums & Galleries
Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion

Retrospective of legendary Space Age fashion designer.

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Jul
21

Museums & Galleries
Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

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Jul
21

Museums & Galleries
Apollo 11

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Jul
21

Museums & Galleries
Intrepid Museum Celebrates Apollo

summer long celebration of Apollo 11

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Jul
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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Jul
21

Arts & Culture
Beyond the Streets

Contemporary art installation in Williamsburg focused on graffiti and street art.

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Jul
21

Museums & Galleries
Audubon Mural Project

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

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Jul
21

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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Jul
21

Outdoors & Recreation
Ozy Fest

An eclectic two-day festival in Central Park of music, comedy, culture and political conversations.

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Jul
21

Museums & Galleries
Leonardo da Vinci’s St. Jerome

Loan of unfinished painting from legendary artist by Vatican Museums.

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Jul
21

Museums & Galleries
Treasures from Chatsworth: The Exhibition

, museum-style exhibition will feature 43 works from the fabled Devonshire Collection at Chatsworth House displayed in a ground-breaking exhibition created by David Korins – set designer for Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, among many other celebrated projects. Following Sotheby’s award-winning video series about the collection, the exhibition will allow visitors the opportunity to experience a curated selection of masterworks firsthand in our reimagined New York galleries.

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