We’ll leave the interpreting and the reviewing to you…whether you’re an art person or not, New York’s art scene is a great reason to get out of the borough and/or out in the sun!
Danh Vo, We The People Exhibit | Public Art Fund
May 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
City Hall Park, Manhattan
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn
Why stay indoors to see art? This outdoor exhibit marries patriotism with art appreciation! We the People is a life size copper replica that, unlike the original oxidized Statue, still looks copper in color. The catch is that the exhibit is now in pieces. Over 250 individual parts (or details) now exist using the original techniques and materials used to make the statue, with more than 50 pieces in Lower Manhattan’s City Hall Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park representing the largest public presentation of We the People to date.
Insider Tip: Grab a bite at local Luke's Lobster or No. 7 Sub at 11 Water St on The Brooklyn Side!
Ai Weiwei: According to What?
Now through August 10
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY (2, 3 or 4 Train to Brooklyn Museum Stop)
The Brooklyn Museum is always a ‘don’t miss destination’ with its five floors of art; from its world famous collection of ancient Egyptian masterpieces to cutting edge contemporary artists. We asked our friend Kathy Zurek-Doule, Curatorial Assistant at The Brooklyn Museum why we should visit this month: “This summer, do not miss the acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei: According to What?, [The New York Times proclaims it ‘a triumph’]. Also on view: a site specific installation by street artist Swoon that features a 60 foot high tree and Chicago In L. A.: Judy Chicago’s Early Work, 1963-74 seen alongside her iconic masterpiece The Dinner Party in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.”
Insider Tip: Note that some exhibits have special admission fees and tickets. See your concierge for details.
MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) PS1
Summer Warm Up Series
Saturdays, June 28 - Sept. 7, 3-9PM
22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, Queens (Take the E, M OR 7 Train to Court Sq.)
Dancing, drinks, architecture made of fungi and an affiliation with the renowned Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan are just a few of the reasons to visit PS1 in Queens. Check out ‘hy-fi’, a temporary outdoor pavilion [made of uber-green and sustainable fungi materials] by new york-based practice "the living" the winner of the institution’s young architects program. “Hy-Fi” is the centerpiece of Summer Warm Up music series, which brings in a variety of DJs every Saturday for the courtyard bash.
Insider Tip: We are taking a poll to see if the mushroom-like structure actually smells, as some say, like soup. Let us know!
Full-time New York City resident and part-time professional actor since 2000. Breaks in his acting career allowed opportunities to fall in love with New York’s restaurant, bar, fitness and hotel scenes. Dana now has 4 years of hotel concierge experience, opening Viceroy New York in 2013 after working with guests at another midtown hotel. Dana strives to keep up with the ever-changing New York theater scene and is proud to give guests the whole truth – good or bad -- about Broadway theater.