8 Incredible Art Exhibits You Gotta Check Out This July

It’s summer, NYC! And as we hoped for a great summer last year, thanks to Drake, it’s time we go out and do things we never planned on doing this summer.

Paddleboat with your beau, or you can go out and learn about your culture! #MigosWay

Stop waiting for History 101, get up and visit a museum or two and learn about what your ancestors accomplished throughout history. (Yay Gramps!)

Museums cost money; that’s a fact. But we got you covered NYC.

From July 1st to August 31st you can snag summer passes to all three of NYC best museums. 

Sounds great right? Now you have a chance of enjoying yourself instead of waking up with a terrible hangover. 

Interested in more museums to tour around this summer? We gotchu.


1. PAUL RAMÍREZ JONAS: HALF-TRUTHS (235 Bowery) 

elliekrakow #halftruths! Great show by @paulramirezjonas #newmuseum #paulramirezjonas


For all you wanna be lawyers, or undergrads majoring in criminal justice, this exhibit is for you.

Head over to the 5th floor of The New Museum and check out what Paul Ramírez Jonas has in store for you. With “Fake ID” and “Alternative Facts,” Jonas has created two pieces with a shared intellectual interaction between his artwork and its audience. 

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While “Fake ID suggest audience to take out materialistic items within their pockets, “Alternative Facts” turns make believe into reality. Get a chance to see the artist in action on select Thursdays this summer starting July 6th though August 10th from 7-9 p.m. Sounds interesting right? 

We know, we told you we got you NYC; you just got to believe in us. 


2. Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern (200 Eastern Parkway)

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Who ever said you couldn’t turn fashion into art? No one. If you find someone who has, kick them. Brooklyn’s home to some of the greats, and now until July 23rd, it will be the home of the extraordinary piece of artwork crafted by Georgia O’Keeffe at the Brooklyn Museum. 

Known for her impeccable wardrobe and being her very own muse, O’Keeffe is here, ready to provide us with a taste of her definition of art. From painting flowers to simple curtains hanging against a wall, this simplicity goes a long way when drawn into perspective. 


3. Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture (2 Columbus Circle)

lagoldberg Counter-Culture exhibit at the @madmuseum including an embroidered coat sewn from prison sheets while the artist was incarcerated (#4) 👢🌻🌈☮️

Enjoy a low lit room filled with art inspired by colorful stage costumes. Get a glance at some of the most colorful costumes you’ve ever seen from now until August 20th. 

Filled with costumes going all the way back to the 60’s, this exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design can give you a real example of how much history repeats itself. 

While strolling through this vibrant exhibit, stop and check out clips from performers wearing the same costumes before your very eyes. 


4. Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists (1000 Fifth Avenue)

deborahbrownart #talkingpictures #cameraphineconversationsbetweenartists #themetropolitanmuseumofart #danielheidkamp


Oh how times have changed! You don’t have to wait for a letter anymore, you just get bombarded with 30 emails all at once.

Imagine communicating for months without words, just pictures and having to guess what that other person was saying. Doesn’t sound easy right? 

From November 2016 through April 2017, artists conducted this experiment with one other person, and this experiment led to this new exhibit, “Talking Pictures.” 

Don’t worry NYC, if you’re booked this summer, you have the opportunity to visit this exhibit until December 17th, 2017 at New York’s very own Metropolitan museum. This is a piece of art that will actually wake those of us up who are constantly glued to our smartphones. HA, as if !


5. Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms (1000 Fifth Avenue)

mamanzi #LygiaPape #AMultitudeOfForms #BrazilianArtists #MetBreuer #ContemporaryArt #modernart 👌😎

Interested in geometry? Yea me neither, but this geometric piece is so unique, your eyes will be glued to the exhibit. 

Hurry NYC, you don’t have that much time left! With a combination of time, geometry, body movement, and space this exhibit has to be the most unique New York has ever seen. 

Open since March 21st, this extraordinary piece of work will end on July 23rd. Sucks for us! But if you haven’t visited already, GO NOW! 


6. Once Upon A Place (46th Street and 7th Avenue)

timothyclary "Hello Operator" The Naked Cowboy stops by to listen in phone booths in Times Square June 27, 2017 as Times Square Arts and artist Aman Mojadidi unveil "Once Upon a Place" , an interactive public art installation that allows audiences to step into authentic repurposed New York City telephone booths, pick up the receiver and listen to personal stories of immigration straight from the New Yorkers who lived them. Afghan-American artist Aman Mojadidi recorded these stories over several months as part of his residency with Times Square Arts. #tsqarts #amanmojadidi #onceuponaplace #timessquarealliance #timessquarenyc #timessquare #art #instagood #picoftheday #immigration #nyc #afp #afpentertainment #nakedcowboy #cowboy #phonebooth #phones #artinstallation #afghan #afghanistan

The first thing they tell you when you enter the U.S is that it’s a melting pot, filled with many people known for having different cultures.

But now NYC natives and tourist have the opportunity to hear about immigrants journey to the U.S by simply picking up the phone. 

In Times Square three phone booths have been installed by Afghan- American Aman Mojadidi as a peaceful way for NYC natives to listen to different kind of journeys from immigrants who’ve made their way to the U.S. 

What a great way to mix art with the NYC vintage phone booths that no one dare use again. Whose ever listening at the moment will have the opportunity to hear unique testimony from NYC residents who have emigrated from more than 25 different countries from across the world. 


7. Summergarden: New Music for New York (11 West 53rd Street)

fittraveler4life Sculpture garden at MoMa , NYC 🇺🇸

Jazz is for the soul, well so I’ve heard. 

And once again we’ve found you free concert tickets to take your new date too. Head over to the MoMA and enjoy jazz amongst some amazing artist and amazing people. Happening every Sunday for the entire month of July, this is something you wouldn’t want to miss this summer. 

The concert takes place in Sculpture Garden at the MoMA, with the first song beginning at 8:00 p.m, while the gates open at 7:00 p.m. Excited for this NYC? You should be!


8. Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW (11 West 53rd Street)

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Like every artist, stepping outside of everyones definition of art is the main goal.

From now until July 30th you can check out Louise Lawler greatest piece at the Museum of Modern Art. Watch as she masters this new skill of creating a sequence of mural scales. 

This exhibit focuses on pictures from that present moment,  grabbing your attention with every single different color put together in order to create this master piece. 

Head out on a calm date with bae and learn about something new and extraordinary. Yes, it might be way out of your first interest but, you never know, you just might enjoy yourself. 

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