Summer in the city can be a tricky time for art lovers as the entire city migrates to their favorite summer vacation spots it can be difficult to figure out what to do with yourself. Here are some fairs, parties, and exhibits to look forward to this summer:
Saturday Nights All Summer Long
WarmUp MoMA PS1
If you are looking for a quality party on a Saturday evening, look no further. All summer long MoMA PS1 will be hosting their outdoor music series in their courtyard every Saturday night. The evenings will feature tons of established and new musical artist’s from around the world. Every night has at least four different artists on the roster, including DJ Drama, Maluca Mala, Hot Chip, and much more.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Brooklyn Museum Summer DJ Boombox Residencies
For those who prefer a more low-key music scene, head on down to the Brooklyn Museum and check select Thursday nights. The museum will be hosting DJ’s from the neighborhood, as apart of their Tom Sachs’s installation Boombox Retrospective: 1999–2016. Up first? TYGAPAW, will be taking the floor June 23rd with a mix of pop and house music.
Check out the full summer schedule here.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
If you are starting off your summer in the Hamptons, don’t forget to hit ArtHamptons. The fair will go until the 26th and is the perfect place to start off your summer right. With booths from many of the major galleries, ArtHamptons is always the perfect mix of work and play.
ArtHamptons, 900 Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton, NY
International Center of Photography Museum Grand Opening
Looking to get lost in an air-conditioned Museum? Head down to the International Center of Photography, after being closed for almost two years, the museum is finally ready to open its doors to the public in its new downtown location. The Museums inaugural exhibit curated by new curator-in-residence Charlotte Cotton is entitled Public, Private, Secret. The exhibit will examine the social implications of an image-centric world and will feature multi-media works from artists throughout history including Zach Blas, Natalie Bookchin, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol.
ICP Museum, 250 Bowery, New York, NY
Pace Gallery Show Opening, Blackness in Abstraction
If you more of a gallery person, and are looking for a little bit of inspiration, Pace Gallery has got you covered. The gallery will be opening its new show Blackness in Abstraction, an exhibition that examines the presence of the color black in art from the 1940’s to today. With an emphasis on monochromes, its the perfect combination of simple yet inspiring.
Pace Gallery, 510 W. 25th Street.
Hamptons Art Fairs
Let’s not forget about the fun you can have outside of the city. For those who follow the art fair circuit the Hamptons art fairs are already on the books. But even if you are not an art fair loyalist, the Art Southampton Fair, and Market Art and Design Hamptons, are the perfect opportunity to get out of vacation mode and get some culture. Both fairs focus on Modern and Contemporary art and design pieces, though they differ in ambiance, with Market Art Design Hamptons located at the Bridgehampton Historical Society, while Art Southampton takes a more rural approach utilizing tents and outdoor spaces at Nova’s Ark Project.
Art Southampton, Nova’s Ark Project 60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11976.
Market Art and Design Hamptons, Bridgehampton Historical Society 2368 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.
Rubin Museum of Art Block Party
If you are looking for something a little more interactive and family friendly, the Rubin Museum will be hosting its annual block party inspired by their current exhibit Nepalese Seasons, Rain and Ritual. The block party will include, art making, live performances, food and drinks, as well as tours of the exhibit. The best part? The event is free and includes free admission the museum all day long!
The Rubin Museum, 150 West 17th St, New York NY