In this splendid spring, there’s so much to see! From beautiful flowers blooming by the minute, to the brilliance of landscape washed in sunlight–and of course, art! We’ve come up with a number of places to visit on a trip to the city, as well as spaces closer to home. Be sure to catch a glimpse of these amazing spaces over the summer!
Storm King Art Center
Lynda Benglis: Water Sources
Outlooks: Luke Stettner
The special exhibitions at Storm King Art Center include Lynda Benglis’ Water Sources, featuring outdoor fountain installations! Open May 16 and on view through November 8, 2015. As well as Outlooks: Luke Stettner–featuring a large-scale outdoor biochar installation created on-site. It opens May 16 and remains on view through November 29, 2015.
The New York Botanical Garden
FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life
This exhibition will explore artist Frida Kahlo’s use of botanical imagery in her art, and evoke the garden and house where she lived and created: La Casa Azul (The Blue House) in Mexico City. More than a dozen of her paintings and drawings will be displayed, there will be music, lectures, and Mexican-inspired evenings of dining and activities. On view May 16 through November 1st, 2015.
Basquiat: the Unknown Notebooks
This exhibit features 160 pages from Basquiat’s notebooks, as well as related works on paper and paintings. They contain his personal observations, sketches, symbolic renderings, as well as a use of words as visual elements on the page which characterises his compositions. On view through August 23rd, 2015.
Robert Irwin, Excursus: Homage to the Square3
This site-specific work was originally commissioned for Dia Center for the Arts in New York City (1998-99), and will be refitted to Dia: Beacon. Its made up of mesh scrims, natural and fluorescent lighting. Its intersections of art and architecture and ‘subtleties of perception’ will be discussed in a scholarly symposium and publication. On view June 1st, 2015 through May 2017.