There are all sorts of fun art events going on this week. With outdoor art events in full swing, museums, and galleries starting their new season of summer shows, there is plenty to do in the city. Here are our suggestions what to do this week in art:


July 20th

Event: Art in General Annual Summer Benefit 

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Photo// Ezra Wube, Zemed I

Art in General will be celebrating 35 years with a new group show and Summer Benefit. The show, Memory Forms features numerous pieces of work by a large variety of artists that have been on view since the beginning of July, all of which will be available for purchase at the benefit. The benefit will feature cocktails, light fare, music, and discussion with the artists themselves.

Art in General, 145 Plymouth St, Dumbo Brooklyn


Event: Words and Music with Patti Smith / Mariachi Flor de Toloache

Photo//Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center will be kicking off its Out of Doors season with famed writer/poet/musician, Patti Smith accompanied by the all-female Mariachi group Flor de Toloache. Smith will be embracing all of her mediums for the evening, performing her many talents with her infamous folksy-experimental vibe, the best part? It’s free!

Lincoln Center Out of Doors, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza ,New York


Exhibition Opening: The Keeper

Photo//The New Museum

The New Museum will be opening their new Summer exhibition The Keeper, which focuses on the art of preserving objects and the psychology behind it. The exhibition will examine why people feel the need to save both sentimental and the apparently valueless pieces, with a variety of different artists’ studies and will emphasize the power of imagery and icons in a person’s life.
The New Museum, 235 Bowery St, New York


July 21st

Up Late on the High Line

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Photo//High Line, by Carlos David

The High Line will be open late this week! New Yorkers will have the opportunity to enjoy the splendor of artistic performances set against the night sky. All along the High Line, a plethora of visual artists, musicians,and performance artists will be presenting their works to passing visitors.

The High Line 


July 23rd

LongHouse Summer Benefit 


If you are in the Hamptons for the weekend, LongHouse will be hosting their annual Summer Benefit. The event will be packed with artists to hobnob with, dinner, cocktails, a silent auctions, and a surprise David Bowie tribute.

LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Road East Hampton, NY