Art

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The museum’s Two-Way Mirror Walkabout

The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Gunther Vogt

Suggested donation of $25

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Fifth Ave @ 88th St

April 29 – November 2

Monday – Thursday, Sunday
10AM – 5:30PM

Friday – Saturday 10AM – 9PM

www.metmuseum.org

Pioneer conceptual artist Dan Graham has built an impressive 25-year career creating elegant sculptures made of glass and steel. In collaboration with Swiss landscape designer Gunther Vogt, they have turned the top of the Met into a maze that explores the relationship between the individual and the public space. Equipped with food and drinks, the Met rooftop is the perfect place to spend an afternoon this summer.

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Adult Art Classes

Battery Park Conservancy

Free

South Cove Park @ 2nd Place

May – October

www.bpcparks.org

Artists of all abilities can take part in the free art classes being offered in Battery City Park this summer. If you are interested in landscapes, you should join their “Drawings in the Park” class. It meets every Saturday at 10 a.m., teaching students to sketch and paint the river, city, and park landscapes. The “Figures al Fresco” class focuses on figure drawing, meeting every Wednesday from at 2:30 p.m. Every class is taught by a professional artist, and materials are provided.

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One-Night-Only Chelsea Showcase

5th Annual Chelsea Art Walk

Free

16th St – 29th St, 8th Ave – 11th Ave

July 24

5PM – 8PM

www.chelseaartwalk2014.com

Showcasing the summer exhibitions in Chelsea, participating galleries, and art spaces throughout the neighborhood will host the 5th Annual Chelsea Art Walk. In addition to the exhibitions you can drop in on gallery-hosted artist talks, receptions and other special events. The full list of participating galleries will be posted soon.

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Volunteers Supporting Free Art

FIGMENT Project

Free

Govenor’s Island

June 7 – September 21

www.newyork.figmentproject.org

The 100% volunteer-based arts organization FIGMENT has been hosting a free event on Governor’s Island since 2007. Originally a one-day program, it has since grown into a summer-long arts happening with over 2,600 participants. This year’s program will get started on June 7th and 8th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. You can expect art activities in every medium available. Throughout the rest of the summer make sure to play in their artist minigolf course which has 10 uniquely designed holes by 10 different artists. Throughout the rest of the island you can see interactive sculptures and the climb up their tree house.

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A Conversation on Fine Art Photography

Aperture Foundation

$5 Donation

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 47th St. @11th Ave.

June 17

6:30 PM

www.aperture.org

Listen to photographer Jo Ann Callis discuss her body of work from the mid 1970s that investigated different forms of the nude body and sexuality. That work is a part of her book, “Other Rooms,” and she discusses her images with book publisher Lesley A. Martin. After the talk you can visit The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucus exhibit by photographers Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen.

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Contemporary Art Festival

Ice Factory

Free

15 Christopher St. @ Greenwich ST

June 25 – August 2

www.newohiotheatre.org/summerfestival

The New Ohio Theatre chooses six of the most exciting downtown theater companies to present their latest projects. The 2014 roster will be posted on their website soon. Plays introduced in past Ice Factory festivals have gone on to garner Drama Desk nominations, OBIE Awards, Off Broadway Productions and international tours.

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Weird, Wild, & Wonderful

New York Botanical Garden

$20 Adults, $10

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx

April 19st – September 21st

www.nybg.org/exhibitions

The Botanical Garden is known for its beauty, but this summer’s exhibition is an homage to the beauty of the botanical world’s most bizarre plants. Members of the American Society of Botanical Artists collaborated to study a variety of strange-looking plants and create 46 stunning paintings and illustrations. Weird, Wild, & Wonderful will be on display in the Ross Gallery through September 21st.

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Fine Art Inspires Performance Artists

The New Museum Block Party

Free

Sara D. Roosevelt Park @ East Houston St.

July 20

12PM – 5PM

www.newmuseum.org

Experience this fun, interactive performance art festival on the Lower East Side. The New Museum Block Party is an afternoon of performances that are directly inspired by current exhibitions and museum programs. Everyone attending the block party will receive one complimentary ticket to the New Museum. There will be six different workshops at this year’s event, but all of them engage the audience through different artistic mediums.

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MoMa Engages Kids

Try This !

Free with Museum admission

Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd St btwn Lexington Ave & 5th Ave

May 30 – July 27

Every Friday

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

www.moma.com

The MoMa Arts Lab is encouraging both parents and children to take part in its art class entitled “Try This!” in connection with its current exhibit “Movement.” Through different activities, visitors are able to go beyond just looking and talking about the artwork and finding different ways to engage with the work. Different methods of creative exploration, and techniques of modern and contemporary art help students appreciate art in new ways.

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