‘Rice Terraces’ by Dasic Fernandez the 2021 Doyers Street NYC DOT Asphalt Art Activations Street Mural

      Chilean-born New York street artist Dasic Fernandez was the commissioned artist for this year’s NYC DOT’s ‘Asphalt Art Activations‘ mural project on the historic Doyers Street in Chinatown. Her mural, which was unveiled this week, is entitled Rice Terraces and spans the entire 4,851 square feet, at 200 feet long. The artwork was unveiled […]

Artist Fanny Allié to Unveil 10 New Sculptures in Bella Abzug Park, Hudson Yards

      The Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance (HYHK) today announces Shadows, an installation of ten new site-specific sculptures created by mixed-media artist Fanny Allié for Bella Abzug Park (542 W 36th St., New York, NY 10018) and inspired by the workers who maintain it. Shadows invites people to experience the park—a picturesque public […]

NYC Parks to Award $25,000 Grant with Open Call for Emerging Sculpture Artists

      NYC Parks invites artists to submit proposals for the Highland Park Art Grant. The winning artist will receive an award of $25,000 to create their proposed artwork for display outdoors in Highland Park, which is on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. The artwork will be installed on the Brooklyn side in […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the November 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

      November brings with it a whole lot of Holiday Cheer from the opening of Holiday Markets to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center. Also on tap are a number of exciting new art exhibitions. Here are a few suggestions for the month of November.

MTA Arts & Design brings Yayoi Kusama + Kiki Smith as Permanent Artworks to New Grand Central Madison Terminal

      MTA Arts & Design announced the commissioning of two highly acclaimed artists selected to create permanent artwork for the greatly anticipated Grand Central Madison, a new 700,000-square-foot Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) terminal below Grand Central Terminal, along Madison Avenue between 43 and 48 Streets in Manhattan. The site-specific large-scale installations by […]

JoAnne Artman Gallery presents America Martin in ‘Unframed’

      JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present, Unframed, an exhibition of new work rooted in America Martin’s investigation of the human experience. Featuring a selection of unframed pieces, Unframed explores both the literal boundaries and conceptual confines that Martin’s practice defies. Bursting with life, form, and color, Martin seeks to expand upon […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the August 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

    It’s August! Look forward to annual events like the Feast of Giglio in East Harlem, NYC DOT Summer Streets, and Morris-Jumel Mansion’s 30th annual Jazz at the Mansion + The Armory Show kicks-off with Armory Off-Site at the US Open. Here are a few suggestions, indoors and out, Heading North or Out East, […]

Oriental Philosophy Merge with Western Aesthetics at Kate Oh Gallery with the Exhibition, ‘Convalescence’ by Artist Bong Jung Kim

      Kate Oh Gallery invites you to Bong Jung Kim’s world of oriental philosophy  merged with western aesthetics. Kim’s art explores a philosophical relationship and quest to the subject matter of love, desire, and longing, bridging the gesture and expression of his body and soul.

Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC ~ it’s The May 2022 Art Roundup

        Ushering in annual in-person events, May will open its doors to the ever popular Jane’s Walk, TEFAF will return to the Park Avenue Armory, NYCxDesign celebrates its 10th anniversary, Madison Avenue prepares for its Spring Gallery Walk, the Roof Garden Commission, Lauren Halsey, will unveil at The Met, FRIEZE New York […]

Artist Santi Flores Brings 14 Giant Sculptures ‘Here’ to the Garment District

        Fourteen oversized sculptures with raised hands will provide a warm welcome to New Yorkers and visitors as part of the Garment District Alliance’s latest public art exhibit Here. Created by artist Santi Flores, Here symbolizes unity, diversity and individuality, and will be dedicated to all New Yorkers and visitors passing through […]

Getting Ready for an In-Person Car-Free Earth Day, April 2022

      Every year we look forward to a Car Free Earth Day, and this year, it is back in a big way in all five boroughs. It is celebrated annually on the weekend before or after Earth Day, which is April 22nd this year. Here we post some of the highlights which will […]

Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC in April 2022

      From The Winter Show, this year held at 660 Madison, to The Whitney Biennial ~ From a living wall in Times Square to the much awaited Jean-Michel Basquiat: KingPleasure ~ From Winslow’s Homer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Mingus at 100 ~  From the Fifth Avenue […]

Fernando Botero Celebrates his 90th Birthday with The Spinx on 14th Street + a Gallery Exhibition at David Benrimon Fine Art

      Fernando Botero’s eight-foot-tall Spinx sculpture is on view at the 14th Street Square at 9th Avenue from March 10th through April 19, 2022. The monument, presented by David Benrimon Fine Art, is in celebration of the artist’s 90th birthday, and coincides with the gallery’s Botero exhibition.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC in March, 2022

    Spring is in the air along with Fat Tuesday, Women’s History Month, the St. Pat’s for All Parade, and a plethora of food, fashion, fairs and art-walk events, Here are a few suggestions for Art Installations, Exhibits and Events in NYC during the month of March, 2022.

NYC Celebrates Women’s History Month, 2022

      The Women’s History Month theme for 2022 is ‘Providing Healing, Promoting Hope‘. The theme recognizes the many ways in which women have provided healing and hope to humanity for countless generation and continue to do so today. Here are a few ways to support and celebrate Women’s History Month, 2022.

NYC Parks and DOT Announce Completion of Conceptual Plans for Greenways in Brooklyn and Queens

    NYC Parks and DOT today announced the completion of two conceptual planning studies for greenways in Brooklyn and Queens. TheDestination: Greenways! studies identified gaps in the existing greenway routes and ways to improve and transform key greenspaces into both a destination and a thoroughfare to increase access. The study outlined opportunities for investments […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in February, 2022

      February ushers in some of our favorite Annual Events from Black History Month and Lunar New Year to Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day. February also explodes with a number of beautiful exhibitions including Faith Ringgold at New Museum, Suchitra Mattei at Hollis Taggart, The New Bend at Hauser & Wirth, David Byrne […]

Celebrating Black History Month 2022 in NYC

      This year, we will celebrate Black History Month 2022 in-person and online with installations, exhibitions, food, music, and a visit to historic sites. With so much to choose from, here are a few suggestions.

The Black Index at Hunter College Art Galleries

      Hunter College Art Galleries will open its doors to the traveling group exhibition The Black Index featuring the work of Dennis Delgado, Alicia Henry, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell, and Lava Thomas. The artists included in The Black Index build upon the tradition of Black self-representation as an antidote to […]

Hana Yilma Godine: A Hair Salon in Addis Ababa at Fridman Gallery + Uffner Gallery NYC

      Fridman Gallery and Rachel Uffner Gallery are honored to announce A Hair Salon in Addis Ababa, a solo exhibition by Ethiopian painter Hana Yilma Godine spanning the two galleries. Each gallery will present Godine’s new paintings portraying female protagonists in domestic and public spaces of their own making, drawing on everyday scenes […]

Join The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership + Van Alen Institute on November 22nd to Kick-Off ’23 Days of Holiday Cheer’ & Unveiling of ‘Interwoven’ by Atelier Cho Thompson

      The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute will unveil the winner of the eighth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition: Interwoven, an interactive installation by design firm Atelier Cho Thompson. Interwoven will be on view November 22, 2021–January 2, 2022 in the Flatiron North Public Plaza on Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 23rd Street, creating a highly visible […]

Art House to Take Over Barney’s New York Building at 660 Madison Avenue

      Art House, the world’s first fine art hub of its kind, will open its doors in November 2021 at 660 Madison Avenue, the former flagship location of Barneys New York. Art House is envisioned by Co-Founders Michael Plummer, Jeff Rabin, and Geoff Fox, the team who previously collaborated to bring TEFAF to […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in August, 2021

    This month, we lead our Roundup into August with three of many NYC Parks Department art installations that reflect the times we live in, as we kick-off the month outdoors with everything from miniature golf in Battery Park City to a plethora of concerts and walking tours. Many of our favorite annual events […]

Living With Art ‘Summer Salon’ with Works by Tomo Mori + Reuben Sinha

      On the heals of the exhibition ‘At Home’, Living with Art Salon opens its doors to The Summer Salon, creating a unique and colorful conversation between Ceramics and Fiber Art. This new exhibition features the works of two artists ~ Reuben Sinha and Tomo Mori.

Union Square Partnership presents its First Summer Installation ~ ‘Collective Vision’

      This summer, Union Square is hosting several public art installations, promoting social justice. The first of the installations ~ a Street Busway Mural entitled ‘Collective Vision’ ~ was just completed.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in July, 2021

    New Yorkers have a lot to celebrate this month, from Lady Liberty’s Little Sister arriving from France on July 1, our own Independence Day celebration on July 4th, to a Hometown Heroes ticker-tape parade on July 7th. It’s summer ~ our pools are open, the Riverside Park Goats are en route, the annual […]

The New Woman Behind the Camera to Open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in July

      The New Woman of the 1920s was a powerful expression of modernity, a global phenomenon that embodied an ideal of female empowerment based on real women making revolutionary changes in life and art. Opening July 2, 2021 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New Woman Behind the Camera will feature 185 […]

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designated the Kimlau War Memorial in Chinatown a NYC Landmark

      NYC Landmarks Preservation commission voted June 22, 2021 to designate the Kimlau War Memorial in Chinatown a New York City Landmark. The Kimlau War Memorial is significant for its association with the architect Pay G. Lee, and for its importance as a monument dedicated to the contributions of Chinese American veterans.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in June, 2021

      Nothing better than summer in the city. From Pride Month to Juneteenth, Museum Mile to the Tribeca Film Festival, River to River and an anniversary celebration in Riverside Park, here are a few art installations, exhibits, and events to add to your list in June.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in May, 2021

      May unfolds with a plethora of outdoor art installations and music, new green spaces, fabulous online tours and the return of Frieze New York! Here are a few suggestions for the month of May.

Charlie Hudson: Points of Distraction, a two-part exhibition, at Ki Smith Gallery, East Village

      Points of Distraction, a two-part exhibition featuring new sculptural paintings by Charlie Hudson, explores our  city from a stoplight in Williamsburg at 4am to the glaring sun refracting off a glossy skyscraper in Midtown. Exhibited in two-parts, the second installation will present our cityscapes mosaicked into an immersive, panoramic view of a […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in April, 2021

    Welcoming Spring with open arms, we begin to visit our favorite restaurants, galleries, institutions, outdoor events and installations. Here are a few  suggestions for the month of April ~ as we continue to mask-up and socially distance.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in March, 2021

      In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month and Saint Patrick’s Day. This March, we also celebrate COVID-19 vaccines and a little more freedom, as we begin to venture out. March also marks the one-year anniversary of our city closures due to the pandemic ~ restaurants, schools, shops ~ the works. It was […]

Public Art Addressing Anti-Asian Racism ~ Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya: I Still Believe in Our City

      Addressing anti-Asian racism in our city, artist, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya seized the moment, creating portraits of Asian people with the wording, I Am Not Your Scapegoat and This is Our Home Too. The project, entitled ‘I Still Believe in our City’ is a series of 45 individual pieces of artwork, located in this […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in February, 2021

    February 2021 is finally here, and our featured image says it best, we are paralyzed with hope. We kick-off the month in celebration of Black History Month, followed by Valentine’s Day, and a number of new exhibitions and installations indoors and out. In addition, many previous exhibits and installations are still on view. Here […]

Celebrating Black History Month in NYC ~ February, 2021

      In spite of the Pandemic, this year we celebrate Black History Month with a look-back at tragedies and accomplishments. Hand-in-hand, over 20-million people have taken part in Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in the U.S. alone ~ and millions more worldwide. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation won Sweden’s Olof Palme human […]

2021 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition Winner is #LoveLetters by Soft-Firm

      It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without the Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition ~ and this years winner is Love Letters created by Soft-Firm, curated by Reddymade. Take a look at the installation that will be unveiled on February 10th at 11am on Father Duffy Square.

Union Square Partnership unveils 14th Street District Vision Plan 2021

    Union Square Partnership kicked-off 2021 with a transformative plan for the Union Square-14th Street area, concentrating on five key improvements with a focus on accessibility, district-wide connectivity, and substantial increases in public open space. Save the date, Tuesday, January 26th for the virtual launch event. Let’s take a look at a few of […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in January, 2021

      Adios 2020! A sentiment reverberating around the world, as we move forward into a New Year with art installations, events & exhibits, indoors, outdoors, and online, to add to your list in January, 2021.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in December, 2020

    In spite of a very difficult year, New Yorkers prepare to celebrate the Holidays. Our trees will go up, our lights will go on, our candles will be lit, our wreaths will adorn our doors, and our caroling will be virtual. Here are a few art installations, events and exhibits to add to […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in November, 2020

      It has been a long and slow slog to November, with art installations and exhibitions echoing this sentiment. The Rubin Museum will create space on an entire floor dedicated to social and emotional learning; Zag Landsberg’s ‘Reclining Liberty‘ pretty much portrays our feelings thus far; while others look to a brighter future […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in October, 2020

    Inching our way back to a new normal, October brings with it limited indoor dining, museums, galleries and an array of outdoor art installations, tours, and performances from Astor Place, the Garment District, and Hudson Yards, to Hunters Point. Harlem, Central Park Zoo, and Central Park’s, Doris C. Freedman Plaza. Here are a […]

October is ‘Digital Art Month’ ~ a Digital Festival Throughout NYC

      The Digital Art Month, a creative celebration of digital and new media art, kicks off October 1, 2020, in New York. The inaugural edition presents curated exhibitions located in various public locations and online. In the times of social distancing, this digital festival unites the creative community and invites viewers to discover, […]

Will Kurtz brings New Art Installation, ‘Doggy Bags’ to the Garment District

      New Yorkers love their canine companions, so this one’s for your four-legged friend ~ Doggy Bags is a series of seven oversized sculptures created by the New York-artist, Will Kurtz, depicting unique characteristics and personalities of different breeds.

NYC DOT creating Bike Lane on 5th Ave between Marcus Garvey Park and Central Park

NYC DOT is installing a two-way protected bike lane on Fifth Avenue between 110th Street and 120th Street ~ between Central Park North and the beginning of Marcus Garvey Park. Read more on Patch.            

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2020

    Stepping out of a muggy, hot summer, our City takes a giant step opening more businesses, museums and other entertainment venues, learning new phrases like timed-entry & physical-distancing, and considering face masks as necessary as our cell phones. Here are a few suggestions, new and still on view, in September.

We’re enjoying the Interactive Street View Map Showing NYC in 1940

      Today on Frommer’s, we found the most interesting interactive street view map, showing what New York City looked like in and around the 1940s. The site is the creation of software engineer Julian Boilen, and includes all five boroughs. We are totally addicted!

Van Alen + NYC Council Announce ‘Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge’ Winners!

      (August 17, 2020—New York, NY)—Van Alen Institute and the New York City Council today announced the winning proposals for Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition that aims to spark a new public conversation about New York City’s infrastructure. As made even more clear by the COVID-19 pandemic, public spaces and transportation […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in August, 2020

    Now in Phase 4, our City continues to open its doors, navigating cautiously, keeping social distance and wearing masks. The green light has been given to low-risk venues like zoos and botanical gardens. Several galleries are now open with timed registration or limited capacity. Outdoor dining puts us one-step closer to ‘almost back […]

Outdoor Dining + Staying Cool. It’s Summer 2020 in NYC

    As we slowly begin to reopen, New York City now has an interactive Map showing all open restaurants on Roadways, Sidewalks, Open Streets ~ with and without Alcohol, and easily found byBorough, Zip Code or Search by the name of the restaurant.