OPENINGS

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

Also see upcoming events and pop-ups.

NEW

MASA: Intervención/Intersección 

45 Rockefeller Plaza

See work by Mexico-based artists, architects, and designers, alongside significant historical works that complicate and extend the Mexican canon as well as a public installation by Mexican artist Pia Camil on the flagpoles surrounding The Rink.

The Rink Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-6pm. Enter through the Channel Gardens, into into the 620 Lobby and down the steps to the Rink Level. The exuberant clotheslines n the flagpoles are always open.

See our guide to Rockefeller Center.

 

Future Retrieval | Crystal-Walled Seas

39 Lispenard Street

Enter an underwater garden with reefs, fungi and other oceanic, organic forms, reimagined in ceramics, weaving, cut paper and paintings. Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker collaborate together under the name Future Retrieval, mining archives and museums to digitally collect and make objects that re-examine the history of decorative arts. Much of this exhibit is based on early illustrated instructionals on sustaining aquatic life in a domestic setting. Lots to to look for in this art aquarium.

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm

Life of a Neuron

75 9th Avenue at West 15th Street

Step into the human brain – an immersive, digital 3D model of a real human prefrontal cortex neuron — the “thinking cell” of the brain — and see it grow from birth through death.

Created by ARTECHOUSE Studio in partnership with Society for Neuroscience (SfN), this exhibition is the result of three years of ardent collaboration and research.

On weekdays, get a Family Pack (2 adults, 2 children) for $75.

Inside happening Chelsea Market.

Flower Craft

2 Columbus Circle

Celebrate the creative visions of botanical artists working at the forefront of contemporary floral design. Inspired by nature’s ephemerality and its inimitable palettes, these artists are investigating all stages of the plant life cycle, from seed to germination to decay, to interpret nature in sculptural form. As they expand the boundaries of materials and creative expression, the artists are also engaging in a variety of aesthetic traditions, from early modern European still life painting to the eighteen-century picturesque to the hyperreality of the twenty-first-century digital realm—all of which will be explored in the exhibition.

Also visit two newly installed beehives on the Museum roof and shop fresh bouquets by celebrated New York City florists at the Store at MAD.

Each week, a celebrated botanical artist will fill the Flower Craft gallery with evocative arrangements or installations. Get a Flower Craft Power Pass for $45 (a $108 value) to all six weeks of the exhibition.

Admission is half-price on Thursday evenings. See our guide to the Museum of Arts & Design (MAD).

Seaport Discovery: Exploring our Waters with Eric Carle 

Fulton & Front Streets

Visit a discovery room of maritime-themed art by the late Eric Carle, beloved creator of picture books for young children, at The South Street Seaport Museum.

Huge immersive murals bring families into Carle’s book, A House for Hermit Crab, and the cargo-ship adventures of 10 Little Rubber Ducks. Activities include meeting a live hermit crab, driving ferries on a giant play-table, and learning about cargo ships through the eyes of a rubber duck—all while exploring Carle’s use of color and pattern.

Also take free tours of historic tall ship Wavertree. See our guide to Seaport.

 

Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 by Virgil Abloh Exhibit

73 West Street

In anticipation of the release nine iterations of the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 sneaker in June, see a free immersive exhibition showcasing 47 iterations of the collaborative sneakers.

Also look for a giant orange skateboarder in Brooklyn Bridge Park and large glass boxes of graphic globe sculptures placed around New York City at Domino Park, Grand Central, South Street Seaport, Astor Place, Columbus Circle, Flatiron Plaza and Gansevoort Plaza.

The Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1s were designed by the late Virgil Abloh, who died of a rare form of cancer in November 2021. His work will be celebrated in a Brooklyn Museum exhibit Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” opening in July.

Takashi Murakami: An Arrow through History

980 Madison Avenue at East 76th Street

See new works by Takashi Murakam in three simultaneous presentations spanning two of Gagosian’s New York galleries, at 976 and 980 Madison Avenue, and bridging the physical and digital realms. Look for distinctive personalities in walls of pixelated flowers with faces. See digitally modeled NFT avatars in meticulously detailed, hand-painted portraits and full-scale figurative sculptures

A virtual reality digital rendering of the 976 and 980 Madison Avenue gallerie is accessible online via gagosian.com or through a VR headset and allows access to the entire exhibition from anywhere in the world. Visitors on-site can activate numerous custom Snapchat Lenses to view augmented-reality animations in each gallery and on the building’s exterior.

Expect long lines; ones for art, and one to purchase NFTs/clothes. Queue for entry to 980 Madison is on the corner of 77th street, queue for entry to 976 Madison is on the corer of 76th street.

Tuesday-Saturday 10 am–6 pm