Winter Art Guide

nycgo.com staff

Every season brings exciting new art events to New York City, and the winter of 2017–18 offers an especially auspicious crop. Highlights include Times Square Arts embracing the area’s status as a selfie magnet with a 3-D-printed installation in Duffy Square; the Brooklyn Museum’s highly anticipated David Bowie exhibition; a visiting series of 17th-century Spanish paintings at the Frick Collection; and the New Museum’s Triennial showcase of emerging and international artists. Check out these and more happenings in our full guide, below.

Feb
18

Arts & Culture
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Winter Sound Walks

As part of its Art in the Garden series, Brooklyn Botanic Garden presents three site-specific original compositions and sound installations meant to augment visitors’ appreciation of their natural surroundings.

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Feb
18

Arts & Culture
Whitney Museum of American Art: Andrea Carlson: Red Exit

Andrea Carlson has drawn on her Ojibwe roots to create a seascape focusing on renewal and reclamation.

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Mar
8

Arts & Culture
Kareem Fletcher: The Hands of Inspiration

Kareem Fletcher created this piece, mounted on the windows of a historic Front Street Building, using multicolored patterns to represent diversity, unity and equality.

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Mar
16

Arts & Culture
Ekene Ijeoma: Breathing Pavilion

Breathing Pavilion is a sculptural installation of 20 nine-foot inflatable columns arranged in a circle.

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Apr
12

Arts & Culture
Poetic Reflections: Words Upon the Window Frame

The Irish Rep showcases a series of short films with poets and actors reading poems by writers from the British Isles and US.

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Apr
13

Arts & Culture
Carol Bove: The Séances Aren’t Helping

This installation by sculptor Carol Bove is the second commission for the museum’s facade.

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Apr
16

Arts & Culture
Times Square Arts: Midnight Moment

Every night from 11:57pm to 12am, billboards throughout Times Square display digital artworks.

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Apr
16

Arts & Culture
Times Square Arts: Messages for the City

This artist-driven project delivers messages of love, gratitude and solidarity with NYC residents.

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Apr
16

Arts & Culture
Rachel Whiteread: Cabin

Rachel Whiteread's concrete cast of a rural shed sits atop Discovery Hill on Governors Island.

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Apr
16

Arts & Culture
Jill Mulleady: We Wither Time into a Coil of Fright

Jill Mulleady fashions a surreal landscape populated by multiple figures in a scene she has described as a sort of “dance.”

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Apr
16

Arts & Culture
Black Lives Matter Murals

The City has helped organize the painting of "Black Lives Matter" on designated streets in each of the five boroughs.

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Apr
16

Arts & Culture
Leo Villareal: Light Matrix

Villareal’s LED installations explore the concept of both time and space.

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