The summer slump hasn’t started yet! While the warm weather may have you thinking that summer has begun, and therefore the art world has gone into hibernation, there is still plenty to do in the city before the summer truly begins. Here are our suggestions for what to do this week in the art world:


June 1st 

MoMA Party in the Garden 2016


Take advantage of the amazing weather and head to MoMA this week for their Party in the Garden. Set in the beloved Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, the evening will benefit the Museum’s general operating fund as well as their educational programs. The party will include cocktails and dinner and feature a special performance by singer/songwriter, Robyn. If you can’t swing the price for the party, don’t forget to stop by the after party, which will start at 9pm in the Modern Restaurant.

MoMA, 11 West 53rd St, New York. Tickets are required for this event. 


June 2nd

Booze & Books presentation for Grand Hotel 


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If you are looking to kick back and relax, Nitehawk will be screening the Greta Garbo classic, Grand Hotel. The 35mm screening is being shown in celebration of the New York Book Review publishing a revised translation of the Vicki Baum novel. Books will be for sale at the screening, and the film will be introduced by film buff, Noah Isenberg.

Nitehawks, 136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Tickets are required for this event.


June 3rd 

Hamptons Contemporary


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Desperate to get out of the city? The Hamptons Contemporary design fair will be running from until the 5th of the month. It’s the perfect opportunity to get some design inspiration while also being able to enjoy the weather.

Hamptons Contemporary, Southhampton Elks Fair Ground.


Elmgreen & Dragset: Van Gogh’s Ear


Elmgreen & Dragset "Van Gogh's Ear," Jason Wyche, Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY
Elmgreen & Dragset “Van Gogh’s Ear,” Jason Wyche, Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY

It’s your last day to see the amazing Van Gough’s Ear at 30 rock! For more info on the exhibit, check out our interview with artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragnet.

The exhibit is available to view 24/7 until June 3rd.


June 5th

Natalie White for Equal Rights at WhiteBox


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For the social activists out there, Whitebox art space will be exhibiting the work of Natalie White, whose art is dedicated to raising awareness for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A). The exhibit will feature numerous multi-media pieces, and is intended to bring awareness and support for a two-week march from New York to Washington D.C.

White Box Art Space, 329 Broome Street New York NY


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