Getting out this Spring feels more important than ever and with months spent indoors it’s time to hit up your old favourites and try something new. As we face the prospect of our world becoming smaller for a while with continued travel restrictions in place, we have rounded up some of the best Exhibitions in and around NYC, so you can broaden your mind without leaving the state.
City/Game Basketball in New York, Museum of the City of New York
When: February 14, 2020-May 23, 2021
What: Basketball has a big presence in NYC, and the Museum of the City of New York is paying homage to the relationship between sport and city in “City/Game Basketball in New York.” From games in schoolyards and street corners to enormous sports arenas, it traces the game in NYC through photos, basketball gear and more.
KAWS: WHAT PARTY, Museums Brooklyn Museum | Brooklyn, NY
When: Until Sep 5 2021
What: You may have seen KAWS' giant cartoon-y characters with X's for eyes around the city, but this is the first time Brooklyn-based artist (Brian Donnelly) has had a major New York survey of his work, which includes rarely seen graffiti drawings, paintings, smaller collectibles, furniture, and his popular "Companion" figures.
Estamos Bien – La Trienal 20/21, Museums El Museo del Barrio, East Harlem
When: Until Sep 26 2021
What: El Museo del Barrio is doing its first-ever, national survey of Latinx contemporary art featuring more than 40 artists from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The exhibition explores how identity and structural racism, migration, displacement, climate and ecological justice are all addressed in the context of the pandemic, as it relates to Latinx populations.
Yayoi Kusama’s Cosmic Nature, New York Botanical Garden
When: Spring-Fall 2021
What: Yayoi Kusama’s NYBG takeover will feature a variety of installations throughout the 250 acres of landmark landscape and buildings—of which will include floral and vegetal sculptures as well as nature paintings.