In a city where hundreds of interesting happenings occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Art Nerd‘s philosophy is a combination of observation, participation, education and of course a party to create the ultimate well-rounded week. Jump ahead for Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer’s top picks for 6sqft readers!
Celebrate Pride Month with a Rubin Museum tour, by dressing as the Wizard of Oz at the McKittrick Hotel, or by joining Luke Neocamp at TransPecos for his video trilogy release. If you’re Hamptons-bound, take in some international art at the annual Art Hamptons Art Fair. Free French Films continue in Greenpoint with Luc Besson’s Subway this Friday, and adult storytellers share a little show and tell at Roger Smith Hotel. Finally, come meet me and enjoy Peter Gronquist’s work at Joseph Gross Gallery!
Merging Identity- Gender Fluidity in Himalayan Art ↑
Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art, 150 West 17th Street
Thursday, June 23, 2:00-3:00pm
Take a late lunch at the Rubin Museum to celebrate Pride Month with a special tour that explores gender identity in both modern and historic Himalayan art.
Trans-Pecos, 9-15 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
Thursday, June 23,10:00pm-4:00am
Artist and impresario Luke Neocamp hosts a night of visual pleasures- and the release of his EP and Video trilogy.
Art Hamptons Fair ↑
900 Lumber Lane (at Scuttle Hole Road & Lumber Lane), Bridgehampton
The Hamptons set can take in international art this weekend in Bridgehampton with over 70 art dealers and an opening night soiree that is always a huge party.
Transmitter Park, 2 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn
Friday, June 24, 8:30pm
The summer of free French Films continues in Greenpoint, with a free outdoor screening of Luc Besson’s (who directed The Fifth Element) tale of a hipster thief who falls in love with the bored and beautiful wife of the millionaire.
Warm Up and FORTY ↑
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
Saturday, June 25
Saturdays are a great time to experience the museum- first because the institution’s iconic Warm Up parties are heavily anticipated all year long. But also, partner the party with taking in the museum’s celebration of its 40th year with FORTY, an incredible exhibition illustrating many important artists who have touched the museum over its history.
The Emerald City Ball ↑
Supercinema at the McKittrick Hotel, 530 West 27th Street
Saturday, June 25, 8:30pm
Sleep No More takes it to the next level with their incredible Supercinema parties. Tonight, choose your favorite character from Oz (the Wizard of, not the pre-Orange is the New Black drama). The art-immersive party also will support The Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund.
Story Tellers: The Personal Stories of Objects ↑
The Roger Smith Hotel, Penthouse, 501 Lexington Avenue
Wednesday, June 29, 5:00pm
Show and Tell for adults: On this intimate evening, four carefully curated storytellers are invited to present an object that has an extraordinary personal story attached to it. Be sure to RSVP to claim your spot to Danika Druttman at [email protected]
Cocktails and Conversation hosted by Art Nerd New York ↑
Joseph Gross Gallery, 548 West 28th Street
Wednesday, June 29, 6:00-8:00pm
Joseph Gross Gallery and Art Nerd New York join up for for “Cocktails and Conversation” in celebration of Peter Gronquist’s solo exhibition “Refuge.” Expect an evening of meeting new friends, having a drink, and most importantly, art appreciation. RSVP is essential- [email protected]
Lori Zimmer is a writer, curator and founder of Art Nerd New York, an off-beat art history guide to the city. Lori also recently released her first book through Rockport Publishers, The Art of Cardboard: Big Ideas for Creativity, Collaboration, Storytelling, and Reuse. Follow her on Twitter @LoriZimmer.
Lead image via Antoine Rose
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