Recommendations of what to see in the New York City art scene this month by our local insider Maya Yadid. Discover more on a private art tour!


Exhibition:  The Song of Dragon and Flowers
Artist: Chen Dongfan
Venue: Doyers Street, Chinatown
Dates: Until November 1st, 2018

Chinese artist Chen Dongfan has implemented a 4800 square foot mural on Doyers Street in Chinatown as a Seasonal Street. Dongfan’s installation, titled “The Song of Dragon and Flowers,” highlights the history of Asian immigration to the United States, as well as the historical significance of Doyers street. The artist was “inspired by the immigrant experience and how they perceive this neighborhood as home. I am eager to use my brush to tell the story of the past, the current, and the future of Chinatown.”



Exhibition: Narcissus Garden
Artist: Yayoi Kusama
Venue: Studio 7, For Tilden, Far Rockaway, NY, 12-6 PM
Dates: Until September 3rd

One of the most famous installations of the Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama, has been installed in an unusual location: Rockaway Beach in Southern Queens. Presented by MoMA PS1, this public art experience is free of charge. The installation, that was first featured in 1966, consists of 1,500 mirrored chrome spheres, now covering the floor of a former military train garage. The garage where the exhibition is displayed was one of many buildings that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. MoMA PS1’s annual Rockaway!  art installation is meant to bring awareness to the continuing hurricane recovery, and the effects of climate change. 



Event: Warm Up
Venue: MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, New York
Dates: every saturday through September 1st

MoMA PS1’s Warm Up series, the museum’s annual music event, features an array of innovative and emerging music artists for 10 weeks during the summer. The audience and view some of the museum’s exhibits while listening to the concerts, which are staged within an architectural installation. This year’s lineup includes artists such as Valee, Lizzo, Cashmere Cat, Gang Gang Dance, Maxo Kream, and more. 


Learn more about Oh So Arty in New York here!