8 Beautiful Art Exhibits You Need to Check Out This June

Ayyy, June is finally here!

We can say it's finally summer, right?

And no summer is complete without some art appreciation. 

It's a good thing we live in a city that's overflowing with the coolest art exhibits.

With all of the options we've outlined for you, you have no excuse not to hit up at least one of 'em!

1. NYC Wave Walk 


Although President Trump has pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, NYC plans to still uphold the fight to protect our environment from climate change. 

Across NYC, celebs have designed their own wave sculptures to bring awareness to the impending issue that NYC can become submerged in water, if we don't prevent climate change. 


Catch these fixtures across five boroughs until June 21st, with all proceeds going to La Mer Blue Heart Ocean Fund for Project O, a charity fund to protect the ocean. 

2. Circle Shade – 2πR4 


Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York have chosen the winning proposal for the Folly/Function art competition this year. It's three circular canopies boasting the Socrates Sculpture Park logo. 

You can use them as stools, chairs, shade to relax under or anything you can imagine. 

Long Island City, NY-based firms Eva Jensen Design, in collaboration with Laufs Engineering Design, designed the project to follow this year's challenge–"to create four, portable, deployable canopy structures for flexible use throughout the highly active environment of Socrates Sculpture Park," the website explains. 

Start interacting with the elegantly simple yet playful structures during the final product reveal at the Summer Solstice Festival on June 21st, from 5 to 8 p.m. 

3. Collaborative Drawings by Noah Becker and Jason Mclean

Head to the Lazy Susan Gallery for yet another avant-garde exhibit worth seeing. 

While you might not be able to make sense of the drawings of Noah Becker and Jason McClean, the cool images can't be missed. Becker and Mclean will be presenting an “exquisite corpse” of collaborative drawings, on June 21st, from 6 to 8 p.m.

4. Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive 


To mark this prolific 20th-century architect's 50th anniversary, the MoMA is releasing this new major exhibit to honor Frank Lloyd Wright's work and legacy, including the Guggenheim. 

Check out the 12 sections of iconic memorabilia, like his scrapbooks, drawings, furniture, photographs and other media as an anthology of his work. The MoMA calls on you to critique and analyze 450 of his DIY, avant-garde and innovative masterpieces during its run from June 12th until October 1st.

5. Rainbow Inside by Fabian Freese 



Don't miss this other Lazy Susan exhibit on June 7th from 6-8 p.m.

To delve into the perspective and world view of this contemporary artist, check out his very bright, colorful exhibit. 

As a reflection of his open-mindedness about the world and acceptance of all people that he has gained through his travels, Freese has created an exhibit to represent how every person on this earth has some import value, not matter their ethnicity, race or religion. 

Join the artist as he celebrates the equality of everyone on this beautiful planet.

6.  The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection


When has the Met ever really disappointed?

"The Body Politic: Video from the Met Collection" will present four works created between 1995 and 2015. David Hammon's Phat Free (1995), Arthur Jafa's Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death (2016), Steve McQueen's Five Easy Pieces (1995), and Mika Rottenberg's NoNoseKnows (2015) will all be on display at the Met Breuer from June 20th to September 3rd. 

7.  This Ever Self: Thoreau and His Journal 


Remember when you read Henry David Thoreau's "Walden" in high school?

Well, you can find out a lot more about the philosopher through The Morgan Library and Museum's "This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal" exhibit. Marking his 200th birthday, the exhibit brings together nearly one hundred items in the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the author. 


It will be on display from June 2nd through September 10th. And if you'd rather read up in the comfort of your own bed, the journal will also be available online. 

8. ROE Projects


Just two days after “Collaborative Drawings by Noah Becker and Jason Mclean”, another interesting exhibit is opening up.

“ROE Projects” will be on display June 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Make sure you get a good look! 

[Feature Image Courtesy Michael Gibson Gallery] 

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