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

Jul
1

Arts & Culture
Nancy Baker Cahill: Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell reflects on the evolution of liberty, freedom and democracy and encourages viewers to do the same.

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Oct
2

Arts & Culture
Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine: Inspired by "What Is Left"

This text-based installation by Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, a Crown Heights–based arts collective, uses the words of the late poet Lucille Clifton to convey resiliency and perseverance.

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Oct
29

Arts & Culture
Madison Square Park: Abigail DeVille: Light of Freedom

Abigail DeVille’s Light of Freedom serves as a centerpiece for Madison Square Park Conservancy’s exploration of the roles of public art and civic spaces in these times.

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Jan
21

Museums & Galleries
Vida Americana

Whitney exhibit explores the impact Mexican artists had on their counterparts in the United States.

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Jan
21

Museums & Galleries
Women March

Celebration of the centennial of 19th Amendment and other women’s victories.

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Jan
21

Museums & Galleries
Away from the Easel: Jackson Pollock’s Mural

Exhibition of artist Jackson Pollock's famed large-scale painting.

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Jan
21

Museums & Galleries
About Time: Fashion and Duration

Exhibition dissecting the relationship between fashion and time.

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Jan
21

Museums & Galleries
We Fight to Build a Free Worl

Artist-curated exhibition showcasing responses to social injustice.

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Jan
21

Museums & Galleries
We Do Not Dream Alone, the Asia Society Triennial

This far-ranging event includes exhibitions, interdisciplinary panels and performances.

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Jan
21

Museums & Galleries
The Nature of Color

an exploration of the many roles of color

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Jan
21

Museums & Galleries
Thursdays at the New Museum

the museum remains open until 9pm each Thursday

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Jan
21

Arts & Culture
Sophie Calle: Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery

Near Green-Wood's main entrance, artist Sophie Calle has created an ongoing site-specific installation in the form of a headstone.

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