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

Aug
21

Arts & Culture
Warhol, Basquiat, Haring and More

The Peninsula hotel celebrates its 30-year anniversary with an exhibition of works by prominent artists from the 1980s.

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Aug
21

Film & TV
Tribeca Summer Series 2018

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Aug
21

Off-Broadway
Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Broadway’s longest-running musical revue returns to the stage this fall.

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Aug
22

Off-Broadway
Trainspotting Live

Immersive, in-your-face production based on the novel and film.

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Aug
24

Concerts
Interpol

One of the biggest indie-rock bands of the aughts, NYC’s very own Interpol, plays a free show—the last ever at the House of Vans.

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Aug
26

Film & TV
Ingmar Bergman: A Tribute in Film

Scandinavia House celebrates the 100th anniversary of Ignmar Bergman's birth with a series of his best films.

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Aug
29

Museums & Galleries
Donna Gottschalk: Brave, Beautiful Outlaws

A documentary photo exhibit on lesbians in the 1970s.

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Aug
31

Museums & Galleries
Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection

Drawing from its own collection, the Brooklyn Museum has assembled more than 100 works in various forms for this exhibition that has been organized through a feminist lens.

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Aug
31

Off-Broadway
I Was Most Alive with You

The faith of a modern-day Job is tested.

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Sep
1

Concerts
Wigstock

Led by Lady Bunny and Neil Patrick Harris, the downtown drag festival returns this year with a lineup of talented ladies.

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Sep
4

Off-Broadway
The True

Politics, power, love and loyalty in the male-dominated 1970s.

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Sep
5

Off-Broadway
Tennessee Williams’ A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur

The story of four women who battle loneliness during the Depression.

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