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This Week in Art: June 27th – July 3rd

It’s officially Summer! Figuring out what to do in the city during the summer can be a tricky one. Galleries now have switched to their Summer hours and everyone out of town on the weekend, don’t get discouraged! We are here to help, here is what your should do this week in art:

 

June 27th 

Opening: Glass 

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Photo//Fred Wilson

Pace Gallery will be opening their show Glass featuring artists Maya Lin, Kiki Smith and Fred Wilson, each of whom use glass as their primary medium. The show will compare and contrast the differing artist’s usages of found objects and glass blowing.

Pace Gallery, 537 West 24th Street New York NY

 

June 28th

Performance: Maria Hassabi, Movement #2

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Photo//Marla Hassabi

On the 28th, 29th, and 30th Maria Hassabi will be performing at 7pm on the High Line. The performance will take place with four dancers all positioned at differing places along the High Line, which means that it is designed specifically those who are looking to take a stroll and see some performance art.

High Line Art, Rail Yards On the High Line at West 30th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues 

 

June 29th 

Opening: Visions of Confinement

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Hunter East Harlem Gallery will be opening their show which focuses on the experience women have within the United States prison system. It is a show that is meant to encourage discusses and debate on the issue, and bring to light the key issues surrounding the women penal system.

Hunter East Harlem Gallery, 2180 Third Avenue New York, NY 

 

June 30th

Party: Weirdo Night 

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Head to the Jewish Museum for a night of weirdness, the evening will include T-shirt making, live comedy,  and musical performances. Attendees will also be invited to view the exhibits currently on show at the museum while sipping on their complementary cocktails.

The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave, New York NY

 

July 1st

Exhibition Opening: Photographs by Larry Silver 1949-1955

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Photo//New York Historical Society

The New York historical society will be showing the works of Larry Silver whose photographs of New York City between 1949 and 1955, have become iconic. The photographs by the native Harlem photographer highlight the changes that occurred in New York in the post-war era.

New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West New York, NY