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

Dec
28

Off-Broadway
Miss America’s Ugly Daughter

Barra Grant’s show about growing up in the shadow of her beautiful mother.

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Jan
9

Off-Broadway
BOOM

Solo show documenting the music, culture and politics of Baby Boomers.

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Jan
10

Off-Broadway
Emojiland

In this new musical, a diverse community of online avatars face oblivion in the form of a new software update.

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Jan
10

Off-Broadway
Harry Townsend’s Last Stand

An elderly Vermont man spars with his grown son, who think it’s time for dad to go into assisted living.

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Jan
11

Off-Broadway
The Confession of Lily Dare

A madam hides her devotion to the child she gave up.

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Jan
19

Broadway
Grand Horizons

A new play about love and familial relationships, with Jane Alexander and James Cromwell.

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Jan
19

Museums & Galleries
Sisters in Liberty: From Florence, Italy to New York, New York

Exhibition exploring similarities between Statue of Liberty and Italy’s Liberty of Poetry.

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Jan
19

Museums & Galleries
The Red Bean Grows in the South

Exhibition opening new space from Danish collector Jens Faurschou.

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Jan
19

Festivals & Parades
Hello Panda Festival

Family-friendly Chinese lantern and lights festival with entertainment and food vendors.

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Jan
19

Museums & Galleries
The Red Bean Grows in the South

inaugural exhibit at Faurschou Foundation's Greenpoint location

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Jan
19

Museums & Galleries
Museum of Ice Cream

following the sold-out 2016 run, the museum returns with a permanent space

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Jan
19

Museums & Galleries
Machine Hallucination

Immersive large-scale installation exploring NYC’s architecture.

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