New York City is a cultural hub unlike any other. There are thousands of museums, galleries, and nonprofit arts organizations that deliver innovative works and programs to the public – not to mention the countless curators, artists, and passionate arts activists that call NYC home. Here are just a few of the many fantastic art events taking place right now in New York:
The Affordable Art Fair. “Our concept is simple, yet unique” the Fair’s organizers explain, “an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000.” Here you’ll find an array of contemporary art in many mediums, as well as the chance to explore more than 50 participating local galleries. October 3-6, at The Tunnel in Chelsea.
“Chris Burden: Extreme Measures” at the New Museum. The New Museum, NYC’s only art institution dedicated to exclusively presenting contemporary works, is currently being occupied by Chris Burden. The artist, known for his rebellious, controversial performance and sculpture works, is taking over the museum, with “Extreme Measures” an installation that spans all five floors and even part of the museum’s exterior. The New Museum boasts, “an expansive presentation of Chris Burden’s work marks the first New York Survey of the artist and his first major exhibition in the US in over twenty-five years.” October 2, 2013-January 12, 2014 at the New Museum.
Archtober. Archtober is an annual month-long event that celebrates contemporary architecture and design in NYC. The event promises “31 days and 100+ ways” to explore and pay homage to modern design, and dozens of art museums and public arts organizations are participating, including Socrates Sculpture Park, the Museum of Modern Art, and many more. During Archtober there will be special tours, lectures, film screenings, and exhibitions that focus on the importance of architecture in everyday life. October 1-31 at various participating locations.
These are just three of the many ongoing exhibits and art events taking place right now in New York City. Make sure to take advantage of the cultural offerings in your own city!