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

Mar
23

Museums & Galleries
Made in New York City

This exhibit explores the role of folk art in New York City dating back to the 18th century.

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Mar
23

Museums & Galleries
Sugar Hill Songbook: Select Work by Faith Ringgold

This exhibit at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling celebrates the work of writer and artist Faith Ringgold.

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Mar
23

Museums & Galleries
Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect

Multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson's work is on display at this elaborate exhibit at the New Museum.

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Mar
23

Museums & Galleries
The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated

Japan’s most celebrated work of literature, The Tale of Genji, tells the story of the “Shining Prince," which serves as inspiration for the Met's new exhibition.

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Mar
23

Museums & Galleries
T. rex: The Ultimate Predator

The American Museum of Natural History's latest dinosaur exhibit tracks the evolution of the world’s greatest carnivore.

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Mar
23

Museums & Galleries
Cycling in the City

The Museum of the City of New York's new exhibit traces the history of bicycles in the City.

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Mar
23

Museums & Galleries
Steve Hiett: Beyond Blonde

British fashion photographer Steve Hiett gets a US exhibition.

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Mar
23

Things to Do
Stonewall 50 Events at the NYPL Branches

The New York Public Library celebrates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall with a series of special events across NYC.

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Mar
23

Museums & Galleries
James Van Der Zee: Studio

Exhibition of 40 portraits from noted African-American photographer.

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Mar
23

Museums & Galleries
The Value of Sanctuary

an artistic exploration of the role of the Cathedral as a sanctuary

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Mar
23

Museums & Galleries
Ashley Longshore at DVF Flagship

International Women’s Month pop-up gallery at the DVF flagship store.

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Mar
23

Off-Broadway
Accidentally Brave

Maddie Corman's one-woman show about a marriage and family in crisis.

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