Public Art, Gallery & Library Exhibits

Feeling a little too rowdy (or cheap) for a museum? See art you can touch, embrace, walk over and around at NYC’s many site-specific art installations or at one our amazing public libraries. Use what you saved in admission fees to treat yourself to a neighborhood snack.
kid-friendly museum guide | family-friendly exhibits | free weekly storytimes | events this week

Fearless Girl Statue


Bowling Green Park
Broadway & Whitehall

Through Feb 28


A bronze statue of a defiant girl facing off with the famous Charging Bull on Wall Street was installed by assat-manager State Street Global Advisors as part of a initiative to increase the number of women on their clients’ corporate boards.



Heart of Hearts


Father Duffy Square in Times Square
Broadway between West 46th & West 47th Streets

Through Feb 28


Look through a 12 foot in diameter lens that distorts and captures the image of Times Square, optically bending light to the heart-shaped window at its center. 3D printed from a design by ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho, the winners of this year’s annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition.



BAMKids Teknopolis 2018


BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place

Through


Discover a vibrant virtual world to inspire and activate artists of all ages. BAM’s second tech takeover features four floors of immersive stories, digital music-making, liquid visuals, and so many more ways to combine code and creativity, art and technology. Time slots are already selling out, tickets, so get your tix now.



Robert Indiana


Paul Kasmin Gallery
515 West 27th Street

Through Mar 3


See Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE Sculpture x 4 arranged in mirrored orientations in an impressive 12ft high monument. Number lovers will appreciate his colorful ONE through ZERO sculpture.



BAMKids Teknopolis 2018


BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place

Through


Discover a vibrant virtual world to inspire and activate artists of all ages. BAM’s second tech takeover features four floors of immersive stories, digital music-making, liquid visuals, and so many more ways to combine code and creativity, art and technology. Time slots are already selling out, tickets, so get your tix now.



BAMKids Teknopolis 2018


BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place

Through


Discover a vibrant virtual world to inspire and activate artists of all ages. BAM’s second tech takeover features four floors of immersive stories, digital music-making, liquid visuals, and so many more ways to combine code and creativity, art and technology. Time slots are already selling out, tickets, so get your tix now.



BAMKids Teknopolis 2018


BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place

Through


Discover a vibrant virtual world to inspire and activate artists of all ages. BAM’s second tech takeover features four floors of immersive stories, digital music-making, liquid visuals, and so many more ways to combine code and creativity, art and technology. Time slots are already selling out, tickets, so get your tix now.



Whiteout by Erwin Redl


Madison Square Park
Madison Avenue & 24th Street

Through Mar 25


Hundreds of suspended transparent white spheres, each embedded with a discrete, white LED light, gently sway with the wind one foot above the ground creating shummering patterns across the Madison Square lawn.



Mutations


High Line 14th Street Passage
Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street

Through Mar 30


This open-air group exhibition on the scenic High Line explores the relationship between man and nature, looking at how the boundaries between the natural world and culture are defined, crossed, and obliterated. We liked the circle of colorful creatures swallowing each other, the giant griffin sculpture, and he mysterious silver witch shoes. See-saw and play music with your feet in the interactive La Deliciosa Show by Radamés “Juni” Figueroa on 30th Street.



National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey


National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
226 West 44th Street

Through Mar 30


Come face-to-face with (virtual) humpback whales and great white sharks, Humboldt squid and sea lions in an immersive experience that harnesses ground-breaking technology. Go on an underwater journey across the Pacific Ocean to interact with and encounter the ocean’s wonders and creatures.



Dale Chihuly, Rose Crystal Tower


Union Square
14th Street & Fourth Avenue

Through Oct 5


See a stunning 31-feet tall tower that looks like rose petals that is composed of Polyvitro crystals and steel, by acclaimed glass sculptor Dale Chihuly.



100 Gates Project


Lower East Side, East Harlem & Staten Island
See map for locations

Through Dec 31


The 100 Gates Project connects artists and merchants to create original murals on roll-down security gates on the Lower East Side, East Harlem & Staten Island, creating an open-air galleries that are open when your kids wake up too early and everything else is closed.



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