NYC Events 8/8: Tour a Post-Disaster Housing Prototype; NYC’s First Art Deco Scavenger Hunt

August 8, 2014

Most gallery owners have closed up shop for the season, likely heading to the Hamptons for some well-deserved R&R. But New Yorkers staying in town can still enjoy fine art (beyond one of our lovely air conditioned museums). Head to Brooklyn’s Metrotech campus to enjoy the Public Art Fund’s newest project—a mirage of color and shape by Sam Falls that will change over time as the sun and rain beat down on it (so check it out while it is brand-spanking-new!)—or to a nature-inspired opening at Ouchi Gallery.

If architecture is more your thing, join the AIA NY for a private tour of the OEM Disaster Housing Prototype, or gather a group of arch-nerd friends for the first ever Art Deco Society of New York Scavenger Hunt. If you can’t stand the heat, tuck into the theaters at MoMA to catch a classic silent film, or enjoy the shade of the High Line over head at the Abington House‘s weekly Wednesday parties.

Sam Falls- Light Over Time
MetroTech Center, Between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue at Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn
Until May 2015

The Public Art Fund‘s newest project opened last week, inviting guests to interact with boldly colored mazes, chimes and benches that will change color and texture from the elements over the course of the seasons.

New York Art Deco Scavenger Hunt
Meeting place TBA
August 9, 10am-5pm

The Art Deco Society of New York has teamed up with Open House New York to invite architecture lovers to rediscover New York, and find the best Art Deco it has to offer. And did we mention that you can win prizes?


Private Tour of the OEM Post-Disaster Housing Prototype
165 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn NY [OEM Headquarters]
August 11, 10am-11:30am

Join the AIA New York on a private tour of the much-praised, new post-disaster housing prototype in Brooklyn. The prototype was developed by Garrison Architects after the City of New York spent six years researching emergency housing solutions. 


Strange Curve, the art of Seiichiro Okuno
Ouchi Gallery, 170 Tillary Street, Brooklyn
August 12, 7pm-10pm

Many galleries have closed for August, but you can still get your art fix at Ouchi Gallery with Okuno’s beautiful nature-inspired drawings.


The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2, 11 West 53rd Street
August 12, 7pm

MoMA Films is screening this epic silent gem from 1921, starring the timelessly dreamy Rudolph Valentino.


Abington House Art Park Party at the High Line
The High Line- West 29th Street at 10th Avenue
August 13, 6-9pm

Party under the High Line with the Abington House every Wednesday! This week’s party is with DJ Kitty Cash, Victor Ving, Mike Harrison, Luke’s Lobster Truck, Big D’s Grub Truck, and Del’s Lemonade & Refreshments, Inc.

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