Editors’ Picks: 7 Art Events to See in New York This Week
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Tuesday, July 4
1. Celebrate Fourth of July with Alexander Hamilton! at the New-York Historical Society
Usually closed on Mondays, the New-York Historical Society will welcome visitors in honor of Independence Day as part of its ongoing Summer of Hamilton celebrations. The family-friendly festivities will include an actor portraying Hamilton, trivia competitions, and tours focused on artifacts connected to Hamilton’s death at the hands of Vice President Aaron Burr during their infamous 1804 duel.
Location: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
Price: Free for children under 18, $20 general admission
Time: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6
2. Tom Sachs’s “Training” Tournament at FLAG Art Foundation
Tom Sachs has turned a dangerous 1970s Mattel “Vertibird” helicopter into a wall sculpture that doubles as a complicated rescue game in which players attempt to solve a riddle and transport game pieces using the flying toy. This tournament marks the completion of the piece, as participants’ scores and times will be recorded on the artwork alongside those of the artist and his studio.
Location: FLAG Art Foundation, 545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 7–Friday, August 12
3. Pia Camil, “Slats, Skins, and Shop Fittings” at Blum & Poe
Following her first museum presentation at New York’s New Museum earlier this year, Mexico City-based artist Pia Camil will show works at Blum & Poe that connect low-end retail display in her home city to American Minimalist art. (Visitors to Frieze New York 2015 also went wild for the artist’s really cool ponchos.)
Location: 19 E. 66th Street
Time: Opening reception July 7, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 7
4. Art Southampton and Market Art + Design
Get your fill of art and design in the Hamptons this week with two fairs that debut simultaneously on Thursday. This year marks the fifth edition of ArtSouthampton (July 7–11), held in a bespoke tent in Bridgehampton. It features just over 60 international galleries and draws collectors, museum professionals, curators, interior designers. Meanwhile, Market Art + Design (July 7–10), at the Bridgehampton Museum, will showcase presentations by galleries as well as a design component.
Location: 60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton
Price: One-day pass $25, multi-day pass $40, VIP pass $150
Time: VIP preview 7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Market Art + Design
Location: 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
Price: One-day pass $25, multi-day pass $30, preview pass $35
Time: 7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Friday, July 8–Sunday, July 10
5. Bury Me With the Lo On pop-up at Red Bull Studios
The fruit of a five-year collaboration between New York-based photographer/director Tom Gould and Lo Life founder/rapper Thirstin Howl the 3rd, the book Bury Me With the Lo On explores the influence that the “Lo-Lifes,” a group of Brooklyn kids obsessed with stealing Ralph Lauren Polo garments, exerted on fashion trends among mainstream rappers.
Location: Red Bull Studios, 220 West 18th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue
Time: Panel discussion, July 9, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.; Friday–Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 9
6. African Salon: “Disguise” at the Brooklyn Museum
Fans of the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition “Disguise: Masks and Global African Art” are in for a treat this Saturday. In a day-long program hosted by Yale University’s very own contemporary African arts and culture festival, performances, workshops, and talks will take over the museum. Among the activities are a mask-making workshop and a disguise dance party.
Location: 200 Eastern Parkway
Price: $16 adults
Time: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 10
7. “Visualizing Warm Data” at the Queens Museum
Curated by indefatigable art-tech incubator Eyebeam and moderated by Eyebeam’s David Xu Borgonjon, this panel tackles the ways that artists are deploying the techniques of quantitative analysis. Among the participants is Mariam Ghani, whose mural Garden of Forked Tongues—a work of muralism as data-visualization representing the endangered languages spoken in Queens—is on display at the museum. She appears alongside Josh Begley, Bradley Samuels, and Nancy Nowacek.
Location: New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Price: Free with admission
Time: 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
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