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When it comes to the wondrous world of New York City’s Arts & Entertainment, we have been getting our fix virtually for the past few months, which has offered unique opportunities to view art we would usually be too busy to see IRL, and also hear from and actually see the talented artists behind these works. With the recent news of Broadway being closed indefinitely until January 2021, and the reopening of the city’s museums are no longer part of Phase 4, many art enthusiasts and those following the art scene wonder what will be next.
What you might not have known, is that included in Phase 2 Reopening Plans were the city’s art galleries, and even though many have not reopened to the public at this time, a few have within the last two weeks. Rather be outdoors? a few green spaces have or will reopen as well! If you do choose to venture out, waiting for you will be new COVID-19 precautions put in place to keep visitors and staff safe. This includes mandatory face coverings, social distancing floor markers, and hand sanitizer for all. This being said, we have created a listing of our favorite opportunities and current exhibitions, viewing art how we’ve known it to be, in a gallery, or the great outdoors. Now, onto the art!
Note: Click ‘Art on View’ if you are reading this after the dates listed.
An LES favorite displaying contemporary art.
📍312 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Summer Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-7 pm.
Admission: No Appointment necessary.
July 9– August 23, 2020
COVID-19 Precautions: Only 20 people will be allowed in the gallery at a time, and visitors must wear a mask while in the space. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.
The gallery’s inaugural exhibitions featured ‘Pictures artists’, hence its name.
📍519 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm.
COVID-19 Precautions: All visitors are required to wear a mask, and practice social distancing when in the space. A maximum of 10 people will be accommodated at a time.
This international contemporary art gallery was host to the very popular Yayoi Kusama NYC installation in 2019.
📍525 West 19th Street and 537 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm.
Al Taylor: A / LOW / HA: The Hawaiian Works
March 5—July 31, 2020
Mamma Andersson: The Lost Paradise
March 4—July 31, 2020
January 24—July 17, 2020
- There will be a limit on visitors in the space at a time (group visits are not permitted at this time.)
- If the gallery is at capacity, visitors may be asked to book an appointment or return later, or queue outside the gallery.
- Visitors are required to wear masks for the duration of their visit.
- Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided for visitors at the front desk.
- The front desk and gallery staff will be wearing masks.
- The front desk will abide by a paperless policy: The exhibition press release, checklist, and other details will be available via QR downloads.
A 5,000 square feet studio in the LES featuring Outsider artists.
📍 212 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Summer Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Admission: No Appointment necessary.
Art on View:
An Alternative Canon: Art Dealers Collecting Outsider Art
Curated by Paul Laster
July 22 – August 28, 2020
The Many Faces of Bill Arning
July 22 – August 28, 2020
- Visitors must follow floor markers and maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself and others at all times.
- Wear a mask that fully covers your mouth and nose.
- Only 10-15 visitors will be allowed in the space at a time
Where art meets retail, This season they’ve teamed up with curators, Tax Collection.
📍 11 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012
Hours: Monday-Friday, 12am-12pm, Saturday-Sunday, 12am-10pm.
Admission: Allowing a limited number of visitors at a time or you can book an in-store appointment here.
Art on View: Check their Instagram Feed
Our team is deep-cleaning all surfaces by the hour
Utilize our hand-sanitizing stations frequently
We guarantee a contactless and delightful checkout
- CURBSIDE PICK-UP
All products are available for same-day pick-up
- SOCIAL DISTANCING
Social distancing markers are placed throughout the store
All customers are required to wear a mask upon entry
Artspace in the LES focused on up and coming painters and photographers.
📍109 Norfolk Street, New York, NY 10002
Summer Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12-5pm
Admission: No Appointment necessary
COVID-19 Precautions: TBA
Art gallery in Chelsea celebrating 25 years.
📍121 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm and Friday, 10am-5pm.
COVID-19 Precautions: All visitors must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Contemporary art gallery “devoted to rediscoveries as well as new introductions”
📍515 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001
Hours: Monday-Thursday from 12pm-5pm and Friday 11am-4pm.
Admission: No Appointment needed.
COVID-19 Precautions: Require wearing a mask at all times on-premises. Guests will be required to sign a COVID release and submit their contact information. albertz benda reserves the right to take visitors’ temperatures upon arrival and/or deny entry to any visitors at our own discretion.
Lisson Gallery is one of the most influential and longest-running international contemporary art galleries in the world.
📍504 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
Hours:Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Admission: Appointments are encouraged, but not required. Schedule your visit here.
COVID-19 Precautions: If visiting without an appointment, you will be required to provide contact details at the front desk, for purposes of contact tracing. No more than 10 visitors will be allowed in the space at a time, and group visits are not permitted. If the gallery is at capacity, visitors may be asked to queue outside of the gallery or return at a later time with a scheduled appointment. All visitors are required to wear masks for the duration of their visit, and to maintain a social distance of six feet. Masks and hand sanitizer will be made available.
Petzel Gallery develops its program around contemporary artists who are internationally renowned.
📍456 W 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 and 35 E 67th Street, New York, NY 10065
Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10am-6pm
Admission: No Appointment Needed.
February 27 – July 31, 2020
35 E 67th Street
New Painting, Sculpture, and Works on Paper
35 E 67th Street
- Visitors must stand 6 feet apart from staff and other visitors at all times.
- Visitors must wear masks.
- Visitors must provide contact information when entering the gallery to aid in the City’s contact tracing efforts.
- Capacity in the gallery must not exceed 15 visitors at any time. Please wait outside for other guests to leave if capacity has been reached.
Contemporary art gallery with four spaces, three in the heart of the Chelsea Arts District at 10th Avenue and 27th Street, and a rooftop Sculpture Garden viewable from The High Line at 27th Street.
📍297 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY and 509 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12-5pm
William N. Copley The New York Years
509 West 27th Street
From July 14, 2020
- Appointments are limited to one person with two optional guests (three people total).
- Kasmin will provide hand sanitizer for each appointment but requests that you kindly bring your own face-mask to be worn during the duration of your viewing.
- Additional safety precautions will be detailed at the final stage of the booking process.
Home to an international roster of contemporary artists working in a diverse array of media.
📍515 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 10am – 6pm
Admission: We are open by appointment only, contact email@example.com to schedule a viewing.
COVID-19 Precautions: Face masks must be worn and social distancing maintained during your visit.
Presenting museum-quality works of art, Hollis Taggert maintains a program motivated by scholarship and offers personalized support in all aspects of art collecting.
📍521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001 and 514 West 25th Street, Fl 2, New York, NY 10001
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-5:30pm and Saturday, 11am-5:30pm
A Prolonged Moment
521 West 26th Street
Extended through 31 July 2020 | Online & By Appointment
Rotates contemporary art exhibits presented in various media.
📍 48 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013 and 291 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
Hours: 48 Walker, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and 291 Grand Street, Wednesday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday, 12-6pm.
Admission: By Appointment Only. Book Here.
291 Grand Street
July 15th – September 13th, 2020
COVID-19 Precautions: Visitors are required to wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance from all gallery staff using the visit.
The gallery name references Alfred Stieglitz’s “Intimate Gallery” artists-collaborative located in Room 303 of the Anderson Galleries building.
📍555 West 21st Street, New York, NY
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-4pm
Admission: By Appointment Only. Available in 30-minute time slots for up to 2 people at a time. Book Here.
COVID-19 Precautions: All visitors must wear a mask and adhere to social distancing requirements.
bitforms gallery represents established, mid-career, and emerging artists critically engaged with new technologies.
📍131 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5:30pm
Admission: Walk-ins accepted, 2 at a time. Appointmentss can also be made via email.
COVID-19 Precautions: Masks must be worn during your visit.
The gallery represents a diverse range of contemporary artists and estates from around the world.
📍501 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011 and 536 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
Hours: 10am – 6pm
Admission: 536 West 22nd Street is by appointment only. By Email.
New York, W 24th Street
July 6 – September 26, 2020
COVID-19 Precautions: All visitors will be required to wear face masks and practice social distancing upon entry.
A 500-acre outdoor museum dedicated to large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions. This one is outside of NYC, located in New York’s Hudson Valley, a 1.5 hour drive away.
📍1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553
Hours: Wednesday–Monday (closed Tuesdays), 10am–5:30pm * Member hours differ.
Admission: Timed-entry tickets (10am-3pm) are required for all visitors and must be reserved in advance. Tickets are released in two-week blocks on Wednesdays and per-vehicle pricing is in effect, $20 and up, which includes admission and parking. Reserve your ticket here. Essential Workers, Military, and other visitors have complimentary admission for the 2020 season.
Outlooks: Martha Tuttle
July 15 – November 9, 2020
Mark di Suvero: E=MC2
July 2019 – July 2022
Louise Bourgeois: Eyes
May 2019 – May 2021
Also! Check their Instagram Feed, some are mentioned here but not listed in current exhibitions.
COVID-19 Precautions: Visitors must observe a physical distance of six feet from staff and those not in their family/arrival party. Wearing of a face covering must be adhered to if a six-foot distance cannot be maintained, such as in the elevator and queuing for/inside restrooms. Staff will enforce these rules in accordance with New York State guidelines.
A 172-acre island with unique historic buildings, environmental educational facilities, a rich arts and culture program, and a 22-acre National Monument managed by the National Park Service. Views of Lower Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty included.
📍10 South Street, New York, New York 10004
Hours: 10am-6pm on weekdays and 10am-7pm on weekends.
Admission: Ferry tickets which are $3 for adults and free for those 12 and younger, must now be reserved in advance. The Brooklyn ferry will now depart from the Red Hook/Atlantic Basin ferry terminal, as no ferries will leave from Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park in 2020. Book your tickets here.
By Rachel Whiteread
Never Comes Tomorrow
By Jacob Hashimoto
The Open Orchard
COMING SOON By Sam Van Aken
By Mark Handforth
Life Without Tragedy
By Kostos Velonis
- Visitors are required to wear face coverings while riding the ferry, or when social distancing is not possible.
- Visitors will be reminded to stay 6 feet apart when queuing on the ferry, while riding the ferry, and while visiting the Island.
- Increased cleaning procedures and schedules in all restrooms, aboard ferries, and in high-touch, high-traffic areas across the Island.
- Enhanced health and safety protocols will be carried out at all food and drink vending locations.
- Hand sanitizer and handwashing stations will be installed throughout the Island.
*On-Island service changes can be found here.
A 1.45-mile-long elevated public park built on a historic freight rail line. Experience nature, art, and design all in one space.
📍Gansevoort St. to 34th St. on Manhattan’s West Side
Hours: 12-8pm daily
Admission: Free timed-entry passes, will be limited to 4 persons and available in batches, members not excluded. The High Line will be open from Gansevoort Street to 23rd Street and closed north of 23rd Street. Entry will only be at the Gansevoort Street entrance, and all visitors must move northwards. All other access points will be exit-only.
By Simone Leigh
June 2019 – September 2020
En Plein Air
By Various Artists
April 2019 – March 2020
Check out the park’s standout features here.
- Visitors must wear a mask or face covering and maintain a 6-foot distance between each person not in the same household.
- Visitors must also walk north after entering the park—movement is one-direction only.
- 6-feet distance markers will be placed at the entry queue and on the High Line.
- There will be enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day.
- There will be increased signage reminding of the importance of handwashing, face covering, and social distancing.
- There will be daily temperature and symptom reporting for all staff before they arrive to work.
- Staff will be provided with free personal protective equipment.
*More service-related details here.
Once a 19th-century charitable rest home for sailors, the grounds were converted into a regional arts center, botanical gardens, and public park. Also home to the Staten Island Museum, and Staten Island Children’s Museum.
📍1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Hours: Monday-Sunday, from dawn until dusk.
Admission: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden’s main campus is free of charge to the public. Three of their attractions – the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, and the Connie Gretz Secret Garden – require admission fees.
COVID-19 Precautions: Face coverings must be worn when indoors, and outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
A museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization, there are 250 acres of grounds to explore.
📍2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am-6 pm
Admission: All visitors, including members, must purchase or reserve timed-entry tickets in advance. Tickets range from $8-$22 for non-NYC residents and $4- $15 for NYC residents, for those 2 years of age and older. Purchase yours here. *Appreciation Week will be dedicated to Garden Members, Bronx Neighbors, and
Bronx Health Care Heroes.
COVID-19 Precautions: All visitors must wear a face-covering throughout the Garden grounds, as well as follow social distancing guidelines by maintaining six feet between yourself and others outside of your party. Signage will be placed throughout the Garden, to help you navigate its one-way traffic patterns. Garden staff will be sanitizing surfaces such as tables, handrails, and door handles regularly, and hand sanitizer has been placed throughout the Garden. More site-specific details here.
📍900 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Reopening July 31st, 2020 to Members and August 7th, 2020 to the public.
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday: 10am-6pm and Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-8:30pm.
Admission: Advance timed-entry tickets will be required for all visitors. Ticket reservations will open on Monday, July 27. Members will have first access to the Garden during a Member Appreciation Week beginning July 31. Pay If You Can Welcome Weeks: Free tickets are available.
Art on View: Highlights include BBG’s Water Garden, Herb Garden, and Cranford Rose Garden.
- Face coverings are required
- Maintain social distance
- Indoor spaces are closed
- Bring your own water
More details here.
Hudson Yards: Edge
At 1,100 feet in the air, The Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere.
📍30 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001
Hours: 10am-10pm daily
Admission: Edge will be operating at 25% capacity. It’s recommended to purchase tickets in advance, they range from $31-$36, for children to seniors. Get yours here. Healthcare professionals working in public health settings will receive complimentary admission to Edge until December 31, 2020.
Art on View: From 360 views to angled glass walls and a glass floor, there are plenty of features to explore. See them all here. As you enter, and before you get to the top, you walk through ‘Journey to Edge’, an immersive experience highlighting the sustainable and architectural history of Hudson Yards.
COVID-19 Precautions: From social distancing floor markers, protective screens, one-way travel, hand sanitizer throughout, mandatory face coverings, a plethora of touchless experiences, and heightened cleaning, The Edge has a lot of precautions on ‘deck’. See them all here.
Hudson Yards: Vessel
A golden spiral staircase comprised of 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings to be exact.
📍20 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-9pm and Sunday, 10am-7pm
Admission: We think a lot of this will be suspended or changed, but currently stated on their website: Free same-day time-specific tickets can be reserved onsite via interactive kiosks in the Shops and Restaurants at 20 Hudson Yards and on the Public Square and Gardens. These are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. In limited amounts, tickets can also be reserved online up to two weeks in advance, or purchased as a Flex Pass, up to six months in advance, at $10 for each person. Tickets are required for those 6 years old and up.
Art on View: Other than the facade itself, it’s vertical climb offers remarkable views of the city, the Hudson River, and more!
COVID-19 Precautions: TBA
Continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines when visiting any of these spaces or locations, keeping yourself and those around you safe.
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