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Watch as artists from Iran, Japan, India and the United States create large-scale calligraphic paintings on the windows of the Winter Garden around the poetic theme of love using words, letters, shapes and symbols from their respective languages and alphabets. Also enjoy daily performances and workshops.
Surprising drawings challenge the understanding of how the medium of drawing operates in contemporary culture by highlighting both Austrian and international artists whose drawings require viewers to activate a matrix of complex and nontraditional ideas in order to interpret the works on view.
Images and quotes of former SoHo resident David Bowie have taken over the Broadway-Lafayette subway station in an extension of Brooklyn Museum exhibition David Bowie is. Subway-wall-sized images of Bowie-inspired art, from fan-made to pieces currently on display at the museum exhibition are paired with something Bowie has said that speaks to his affection for the city and its impact on his work. Also check out the rainbow lights of Hive.
This 17 foot tall rhino sculpture in the world honors the only 3 northern white rhinos left on earth and raises awareness about rhino conservation. Also visit the nearby iconic spinning cube Alamo sculpture.
Walk through 10 rooms inspired by sleep for an tactile interactive experience inspired by dreams. Float through clouds, dream in black and white, and explore a galactic infinity room.
Enter a surreal maze designed by Rafael de Cárdenas with a vocal-only sound score by Sahra Motalebi. Wander through black and white op art, a hall of mirrors and absurd sonic landscapes.
Discover the story of chocolate and its journey from bean to bar through original artifacts, bon-bon making demonstrations. nine premium tastings, and a corner where kids children can dig for “undiscovered artifacts” in a sand pit and play chocolate shop proprietor with a toy kitchen and cash register. Presented by NYC chocolatier extraordinaire Jacques Torres and Eddy Van Belle, chocolate aficionado and founder of four other Choco-Story museums around the world. Buy timed tickets in advance online.
An interactive and immersive attraction brings fans closer to the National Football League and their favorite teams. Experience football from the stands to the field, from kickoff through playoffs with interactive displays, state-of-the-art 4D cinema and other multimedia effects.
Happiness is a colorful pop-up of seven giant artsy murals of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang by acclaimed artists including Kenny Scharf and Rob Pruitt around Hudson Square. Stop by the Children’s Museum of the Arts for a free map showing their locations.
Explore an egg-themed pop-up space with six rooms of immersive installations and interactive experiences honoring the beloved breakfast staple. Some free samples and more egg treats available for purchase.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the LEGO® brick, the American-Scandinavian Foundation presents an exhibition featuring sculptures, mosaics, and interactive play zones by renowned LEGO® Certified Professional artist Sean Kenney plus an overview of the LEGO Group’s history and educational mission and a variety of children’s workshops.
Created from fiberglass and covered with an intricate pattern, this 23-foot-tall sculpture sculpture by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE rises grandly above the plaza, reminiscent of the untethered sail of a ship billowing in the breeze. Its unique, hand-painted pattern in turquoise, red, and orange — colors that the artist associates with his childhood on the beaches of Lagos — is inspired by Dutch wax batik print, which Shonibare has called the “perfect metaphor for multilayered identities”.
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.
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.
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.
Watch rainbow lights dance across hexagonal honeycomb shapes on the ceiling of the Bleecker Street Station in a light installation by Leo Villareal.