OPENINGS

There's always something new to see in NYC. Here's the best of new and coming soon family fun.

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NEW

Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”

200 Eastern Parkway

The first museum exhibition devoted to late visionary artist and designer Virgil Abloh work spans two decades of the artist’s multidisciplinary practice, including collaborations with artist Takashi Murakami, musician Kanye West, and architect Rem Koolhaas, among others; material from his fashion label Off-White; and items from Louis Vuitton, where he served as the first Black menswear artistic director.

Includes never-before-seen objects from the artist’s archive, as well as a “social sculpture,” which draws upon Abloh’s background in architecture. The installation offers a space for gathering and performances, and is designed to counter the historical lack of space afforded to Black artists and Black people in cultural institutions.

See our guide to Brooklyn Museum.

 

Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color

1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Did you know Ancient Greek and Roman sculpture was once colorful? Learn the colorful backstory of polychromy (“many colors” in Greek) in an exhibit highlighting cutting-edge scientific methods used to identify ancient color and examining how color helped convey meaning in antiquity.⁣⁣
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Presented alongside original Greek and Roman works representing similar subjects are reconstructions of ancient sculptures in color, as well as a new reconstruction of The Met’s Archaic-period Sphinx finial. The reconstructions are the result of a wide array of analytical techniques, including 3D imaging and rigorous art historical research. ⁣⁣
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Explore more (and bring a sphinx sculpture into your space) with a Chroma AR experience.

Jurassic Mini-Golf

145 Brooklyn Avenue

Tee up for a round of golf with family, friends, and a few large unexpected visitors from the distant past on the rooftop of Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Golf under a rooftop canopy on a custom-made 9-hole mini-golf course while surrounded by the noises and movements of large animatronic dinosaurs.

Includes access to the engaging exhibits and activities at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Wednesday- Sunday, 10 am–5 pm

Barbara Kruger Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.

4 West 53rd Street

Barbara Kruger’s bold textual statements about truth, belief, and power envelop the Marron Family Atrium in a large-scale commission.

Combining provocatively concise language with images drawn from mass-media, the immersive work explores the ways that relationships between spatial and political power invariably relate to considerations of inclusion and exclusion, dominance and agency.

See our complete guide to MoMA.

 

 

Little Artists Curated By Justin Teodoro

See selected works from Children’s Museum of the Arts Permanent Collection of artworks created by children, curated by artist, illustrator, and designer Justin Teodoro in the Gallery at Ace Hotel Brooklyn. Includes an intimate selection of artworks that aspires to encourage the public to rediscover their love and joy in making art without judgment.

Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic

Seventh Avenue at 27 Street

Explore our physical, social, and psychological relationship with shoes through more than 300 pairs of shoes, boots, sandals, and sneakers.

The exhibition begins with a pair of baby shoes, indicating how shoes accompany us on the journey of life and explores themes like anatomy, identity and magic.

Wednesday–Friday 12 pm–8 pm
Saturday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm

Manscaping

312 Bowery

See dozens of distinct depictions of landscape today with a whiff of gender nonsense in yearly thematic group extravaganza. Look for swirling magical realist paintings, discrete and symmetrical shapings, whimsical planets, plastic “live walls” and intriguing digital art.

Wednesday–Sunday, 12 – 7 pm

Do Ho Suh

536 West 22nd Street

Whimsical works by London-based artist Do Ho Suh engaging ideas of home, memory, psychic space, and displacement include an upside-down red thermoplastic polyester figure and a collection of detailed colorful fabric replicas of objects of phones doorknobs, light switches, cupboard handles and bath fittings. Photographic skyscapes, immersive video installation, drawings, and plans which expand Suh’s portraits invites viewers to consider what we memorialize and why, in both private and public spaces.

Tuesday-Saturday 10 am–6 pm

Anila Quayyum Agha – A Moment to Consider

547 West 27th Street

Immerse in light and shadow in this exhibit of new paintings, drawings and light installations by Anila Quayyum Agha, an acclaimed Pakistani-American artist known for her illuminated, suspended cubes. Ornamental patterns from history in metal, resin and paper using traditional and contemporary techniques of craft are reimagined in works ranging from monumental laser-cut steel sculptures to intimate hand-embroidered drawings, paying homage to artists and craftspeople who historically have gone unrecognized and unnamed despite the importance of their artistic output.

Tuesday-Saturday 10 am–6 pm

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Common Measures

510 West 25th St

Explore three major installations by Lozano-Hemme that honor ephemerality as a salient aspect of the human condition. Go under an immersive biometric artwork consisting of 3,000 suspended lightbulbs, each of which glimmers to the heartbeat of a different participant. Pulse sensors detect and record new heartbeats, which replace the oldest ones, creating a ‘memento mori.’⁠

Tuesday-Saturday 10 am–6 pm

Ancestor

Fifth Avenue at 59th Street

Artist Bharti Kher connects New Delhi and New York City with this nearly eighteen-foot-tall bronze universal mother figure, an enlargement of a miniature assembled by recomposing broken clay figurines. This colossal sculpture reflects Kher’s cross-cultural identity and her appreciation for India’s rich material culture. Every meaning-laden detail and distressed surface of the original hand-crafted object has been meticulously magnified to reflect the journey of this matriarch’s creation.

Beatriz Milhazes: Mistura Sagrada

540 West 25th Street

Walk under a colorful large-scale mobile sculpture by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes (on the seventh floor) incorporating various materials inspired by Carnival props, in part reused, including adornments made from acrylic on foam board, textile, plastic, and plexiglass. A mesmerizing, dizzying constellations of flowers and madcap forms. On the second floor, ten vibrant, large-scale paintings forge dynamic, unified choreographies with seemingly disparate elements, patterns, and hues.

Also see an exhibition of new and recent work by Kohei Nawa features sculptures, paintings, and mixed media works exploring scientific and digital phenomena.

Tuesday-Saturday 10 am–6 pm

Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion

49 Chambers St

Take a multi-sensory journey through the golden, sensuous and revolutionary art of the Viennesse painter Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Be immersed in his iconic works, projected on marble walls, towering columns, stained glass skylights and coved ceilings of a historic former bank using unique, cutting-edge mapping technology, synchronized to an original soundtrack.

The first exhibit of a new permanent digital art center. Tickets include other shorter, complementary digital experiences: Friedensreich Hundertwasser: In the Wake of the Vienna Secession featuring a successor of Klimt, 5 Movements following five dancers across five musical movements and Recoding Entropia, an immersive film experience reflecting on the vastness of the mind’s possibilities.

The experience lasts about one hour; guests can stay as long as they like.

🌳 Run around non-digital trees and find giant comb sculptures at nearby City Hall Park.

🍽 Keep the Austrian vibe going with schnitzel & strudel at nearby Schilling Restaurant & Bar.

Sunday-Wednesday 10 am – 7 pm
Thursday-Saturday 10 am – 10 pm

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum

898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th Street

Explore a range of accessible and thought-provoking art, from historically significant to important contemporary works at this community-driven children’s museum inspired by the rich cultural history of Sugar Hill and the artists of the Harlem Renaissance. See a selection of sculptures From Melvin Van Peebles’ “Blue Room” and thought-provoking juxtaposition of artistic works by contemporary artists in Combinations.

Join interactive Story Hour with special guest artists at 11 am & 1 pm. Look for special programs that allow kids engage with working artists and to explore and experiment in well-equipped art-making facilities.

Saturday 10 am – 3 pm

The Project Liberty Experience

10 Hudson Yards

Step into a future-forward spectacular to explore and interact with the technologies, art, organizations, and ideas that are actively working together to shape a better future. A provocative and fully immersive environment that actualizes a society where people hold the power and control over their personal data.

Hosted at The Shed during Unfinished Live, in collaboration with Refik Anadol.

The Living Portrait of NYC

29 W 23rd St

A 10,000 sq ft multi-media, multi-sensory experience that comes to life in four rooms filled with real New York stories all told through stunning film, music, and audio plus surprise live performances. Includes a diverse group of over a dozen performers from all boroughs, including subway artists, Moth storytellers, dancers, puppeteers, balloon artists, jazz musicians and much more. Contribute your own story to a vast living portrait of the city.

Presented by Citizens.

Tall Ship Danmark

89 South Street Lower Manhattan

As part of Climate Week 2022, tour the historic, steel-hulled, three-masted full-rigged vessel Danmark used to train young people for careers at sea. Learn more about the relationship between the US and Denmark, and the Danes’ strong bond with the sea. The ship’s visit to South Street, as part of Denmark’s celebration of the United Nations General Assembly and Climate Week 2022, aims to inspire dialogue around innovative and sustainable climate solutions.

During the open ship, groups from the 80 cadets on board – young men and women aged 17-23 whose voyage is part of a basic training program to qualify for a career in the merchant navy – will welcome visitors and guide them around the ship. Sign online waivers in advance.

Also make climate-themed posters, tour the Tall Ship Wavertree and explore an outdoor exhibition with historic photographs, prints, lithographs, and paintings celebrating the people of all backgrounds who lived and worked in the South Street Seaport Historic District. See our guide to the Seaport.

Also Friday 7-9:30 pm