As the heat rises in the city, New Yorkers tend to leave for the Summer. How about staying put? Just because summer is upon us, it doesn’t mean that you can’t get out and see some art. Here are our suggestions for what to do this week:


June 14th

Opening: Antonio Lopez, ‘Future Funk Fashion’ at El Museo del Barrio

photo// El Museo del Barrio

The much-anticipated opening at El Museo del Barrio will explore the work of Puerto-Rican born artist and fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez (1943-1987) across his prolific three-decade career on the New York fashion scene.

El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York


June 15th

Opening: New York Academy of Art Tenth Annual Summer Exhibition

Photo// Michael Meadors

The New York Academy of Art has partnered with Flowers Gallery this year to exhibit this year’s annual Summer Exhibition. The Summer show will feature over 60 works of art including paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Academy alumnus.

Flowers Gallery, 529 W 20th St.


June 16th 

Event: Museum Mile Festival 

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: A girl draws with chalk on Fifth Avenue during the Museum Mile celebration on June 14, 2011 in New York City. The annual art-filled block party offers free admission to 50,000 visitors to nine of the city's top museums along fashionable Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Photo//Getty Images

Museum Mile will be taking over Fifth Ave this Thursday evening. With Museums like the MET, El Museo del Barrio, the Guggenheim Museum and numerous others, it’s the perfect opportunity to stretch your feet and see some of those exhibits that you have had on your list. If you are looking for a place to have a quality cocktail between exhibits check out our bar guide to the festival.

Museum Mile Festival, the event takes place along Fifth Avenue. 


Talk: Tom Sachs and Questlove at the Brooklyn Museum

Photo// The Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum will be hosting a conversation between artist Tom Sachs and well-known percussionist DJ Questlove. The duo will be discussing all things artistic, including sound systems, the intersection of art and science, and the universal language of music.

The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY. 


Event: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Summer Fete 

Photo//The Met Museum

The Met will be hosting its Summer Fete for its members this week in the beautiful Charles Engelhard Court. The black tie event will feature dinner and dancing with music by Tom Clark and the High Action Boys.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue. Tickets are required for this event.