The Very Best of NYC Art

Love Out Loud, James Turrell, Front Row: Chinese American
Designers, Shanghai
Glamour: New Women 1910s-1940s, XL: 19 New Acquisitions

Socialize to the sounds of The Hampton Brothers while enjoying an exclusive exhibit featuring the brightest stars among the NYC LGBT art scene at Love Out Loud, an event benefitting Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors fund. It happens June 27 at the MIDOMA Gallery.

James Turrell is an American installation artist who regularly astonishes museumgoers across the world with his inventive uses of light and color. Starting June 21, you can catch “Aten Reign,” a new project Turrell conceived, in which he reimagines the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. The exhibition will mark the first time Turrell’s work has been seen in a NYC museum in over 30 years, so be sure not to miss it at the Guggenheim through September 25.

Attention, dedicated followers of fashion: The Museum of Chinese in America has got you covered with two brand-new exhibits about the world of clothing design. Front Row: Chinese American Designers features works by Vivienne Tam and other famed Asian designers, while Shanghai Glamour: New Women 1910s-1940s looks at Asian style in a time of great social and political change. Twelve outfits from the China National Silk Museum will be on view, plus three dresses from New York collections, along with accessories, posters, magazines and images. Both exhibits run through Sep 29.

MOMA celebrates new additions to their legendary photography collection with an exhibit entitled XL: 19 New Acquisitions. It features pieces from artists of several different generations, covering issues as diverse as the feminist movement of the 1970s as well as labor history and globalization. The pieces—by noted photographers such as Taryn Simon and Stephen Shore—will be presented across five different galleries on the museum’s third floor, now through January 2014.

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