This summer already feels different from the last couple of years. Spending time with family and friends is a welcome respite, as is experiencing art in person again across the five boroughs. Against all odds, New York’s museum and nonprofit spaces are operating at full capacity for the first time since 2019, with programs looking back on recent history and forward to challenges ahead. With the summer equinox just around the corner, we present our most anticipated exhibitions of the season.
Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art
WHEN: Through August 14
WHERE: Museum of Arts and Design (2 Columbus Circle, Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan)
A contemporary survey of avant-garde costuming details its continued political relevance. Designs by 35 living artists show how the art form challenges normative conceptions of race, class, and gender all over the world.