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Summer Staycation: NYC’s Must-See Art Exhibits

Events // Jul 16, 2014

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As the international hub for some of the world’s most noted historic and modern art exhibits, New York City entices visitors and residents with its vast art scene. Home to several modern galleries, exhibits and museums such as The Museum of Modern Art and the renowned Whitney Museum, New York City remains a popular destination for those looking to indulge in the visual arts. Here is a roundup of some of the city’s most impressive art exhibits taking place this summer.

  • Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, Jeff Koons’ exhibit “A Retrospective” will be showcased at the Whitney Museum from now through October. From his famous balloon animals, to a massive ‘Play-Doh‘ sculpture, the exhibit features his best work dating back to 1978. Daily tours are open to the public and will be held every weekday and during select weekend hours.
  • Presented by MoMA, Rockaway!, in recognition of the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway Peninsula, is a curated public arts festival which features the work of several local Rockaway artists, including Patti Smith, along with Adrián Villar Rojas, Marina Abromovic, Terence Koh, Tom Sachs, Michael Stipe and others. Admission is free and the exhibit is set to run until September 1st at Fort Tilden and Rockaway Beach.
  • On the High Line, artist Ryan McNamara will be showcasing “Misty Malarky Ying Yang,” presented by High Line Art tomorrow evening at 7:30pm. The piece celebrates the 35th anniversary of President Jimmy Carter’s famous 1979 “Malaise Speech”. Admission is free and all ages are welcome to attend. Additionally, summer commissions include Edward Ruscha and Mark Dion.