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A Walk Through the NYC Arts

By Atoms on 03.15.2022

A Walk Through the NYC Arts

Today is World Art Day. To celebrate, the Atoms Team has compiled a list of our favorite favorite NYC galleries, museums, and venues to enjoy as a New York resident or on your next trip to the city.



Museums, Exhibits, and Galleries

 
For a contemporary cultural critique:

Whitney Museum of American Art
2022 Whitney Biennial “Quiet As It's Kept” Landmark Exhibition
99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
whitney.org/exhibitions/2022-biennial


For a look into black histories and futures:

Nicola Vassell Gallery
138 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
nicolavassell.com 


For an immersive celebration of the NYC arts:

Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029
mcny.org 


For a photographic lens:

Fotografiska Museum
281 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010
fotografiska.com/nyc 


For the true minimalist:

Judd Foundation
101 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
juddfoundation.org 



Performing Venues


For a no-frills jazz and jam experience:

Smalls Jazz Club
183 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014
smallslive.com


For a casual beer and live radio DJ vibe:

The Lot Radio Kiosk
17 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn NY 11222
www.thelotradio.com


For cool way to combat the Mondays blues:

Producer Mondays at Nublu
62 Loisaida Ave, New York, NY 10009
instagram.com/producermondays


For emerging artists and little bit of everything:

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
bam.org 


For a nice late spring/ early summer night:

Naumberg Bandshell
Terrace Dr. Near, W 72nd St, New York, NY 10019
naumburgconcerts.org 



NYC-Based Artists



For a moving classical music moment:

The Knights Orchestra
theknightsnyc.com 


For ethereal ink painting and multimedia works:

Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic
aerosynlex.com 


For a Pakistani, Grammy-winning team favorite:

Arooj Aftab
Listen on Spotify ↗


For an innovator in artistic animation:

Matthias Brown aka Trace Loops
traceloops.com 


For a laid-back listen feat. Atoms’ Kevin Kuh:

Pool Cosby
Listen on Spotify ↗