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

Oct
8

Arts & Culture
ChalkFIT 2018

Illustration students at FIT display their aesthetic chops on an outdoor mural.

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Oct
19

Off-Broadway
Midnight at The Never Get

A gay showbiz couple endure 1960s intolerance of their life and relationship.

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Oct
19

Off-Broadway
Sakina's Restaurant

One-man show about an Indian immigrant’s experience working in the food-service industry.

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Oct
19

Off-Broadway
What the Constitution Means to Me

Writer Heidi Schreck’s personal exploration in the shadow of the Constitution.

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Oct
19

Off-Broadway
Black Light

Jomama, played by Daniel Alexander Jones, tells stories and sing songs in this powerhouse performance.

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Oct
19

Museums & Galleries
Down These Mean Streets

Ten photographers capture the growth and community of urban landscapes.

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Oct
19

Museums & Galleries
Art and Conspiracy

Artists explore suspicion, power and the relationship between governments and their citizens.

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Oct
19

Museums & Galleries
Charles White: A Retrospective

MoMA hosts the first major survey of works by Charles White in over 30 years.

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Oct
19

Museums & Galleries
Billie Jean King: The Road to 75

A series of photographs depicting the sports icon’s life and accomplishments.

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Oct
19

Arts & Culture
Climate Signals

This citywide installation is meant to incite thought, conversation and action about climate change.

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Oct
19

Museums & Galleries
Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice

This Morgan Library exhibition honors the 500th anniversary of the artist's birth.

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Oct
19

Museums & Galleries
Celebrating Tintoretto

The Met takes a look at the artist's portrait paintings and studio drawings.

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