NYC fall 2017 art guide: 20 exhibits, events, and installations not to miss, 6sqft

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NYC fall 2017 art guide: 20 exhibits, events, and installations not to miss, 6sqft

NYC fall 2017 art guide: 20 exhibits, events, and installations not to miss

Now that summer’s over, galleries, museums, and arts organizations are readying for a robust season of offerings. To help navigate NYC’s rich arts and cultural scene, 6sqft has put together a list of the 20 best exhibits, events, and installations, from public murals in the Bronx and a miniature Redwood forest in Brooklyn to an immersive photography village and a city-wide collection of fences by Ai Weiwei to exhibits on never-built New York and public art itself, there’s something for everyone going on this fall.

The South Bronx neighborhoods of Morrisania and Crotona have the highest obesity rates in the city; to encourage exercise and brighten these communities, the Department of Health teamed up with the nonprofit ArtBridge to bring colorful murals to three outdoor staircases in the area. Diana Perea’s “Blue-Winged Warbler” shows a hexagonal pattern inspired by honeycombs of beehives and the blue-winged warbler, a bird native to the Bronx. Josie Gonzalez’ “Rise Up” and “Rise Up 2” features the mythical Power Bird–part Phoenix, Thunderbird, Puerto Rican parrot, and Quetzal–which are symbols of power and freedom in indigenous and Spanish-speaking communities.

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