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Summer art haps you oughta hit up

Cemetery Rd, 3169-3327, Viewmont, NY by Pete Mauney

Summer is for freed toes, chilled glasses, aggressive sunscreen application and, it turns out, a whole lotta art-related recreation. Below, preview just a few of the art happenings on our hit list. (And follow us on twitter @20x200 for the as-yet unannounced!) Arty activities are a low-key way to cook some culture into your summer. It’s nice out, so you have no excuse. — Team 20x200 

Ruben Natal-San Miguel's PRIDE at Postmasters Gallery
featuring Trey Speegle

Untitled (Balloons) by Ruben Natal-San Miguel

  • NYCers know a weekend upstate screams summer. Why not wind your way to Woodstock to see Pete Mauney’s magical photos in Nocturnal Transmissions at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts? Better yet, be there by 3pm on July 6th, to catch the artist in conversation.
  • Co-curated by and featuring 20x200 artist Ruben Natal-San Miguel, PRIDE commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots with a large-scale exhibition of work by 30 artists in the LGBTQ+ community, including 20x200 artist Trey Speegle.

Gemini IV: Spacewalk I (S65-34635), a 20x200 Space Edition 

  • Houston, we have a whole galaxy of NASA moon landing events to attend in celebration of Apollo’s 50th anniversary, and an (inter)stellar collection of space art to ogle.
  • Queens Socrates Sculpture Park has a heady outdoor exhibition up through September 5th. Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space considers space, time, and matter in relationship to celestial entities and earth-bound processes.

Chronos Cosmos at Socrates Sculpture Park

  • Can you dig it? There’s a remake of Shaft that seems to have sparked The New York Times’ Maurice Berger to take a closer look at the original, and how the groundbreaking photographer Gordon Parks lent the 1971 film his unique perspective as its director. In the MA-area? Stop by Harvard’s Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for Gordon Parks: Selections from the Dean Collection.
Still from the original Shaft film, directed by Gordon Parks

Signs in the windows of a Marcus Garvey club in the Harlem area by Gordon Parks

  • If you’re on the lookout for a worthy beach read, may we suggest 20x200 artist Jenny Odell’s How to Do Nothing, which is every bit as brilliant and considered as her amazing artwork.
  • Through Sunday, June 30th, you can take a pic with New York City’s largest pride flag. Head to FDR Four Freedoms Park, and while you’re at it, why doncha show some support for Queer Art or any number of other awesome nonprofits working to support the LGBTQ creatives.
Jenny Odell's new bestseller, How to Do Nothing

206 Circular Farms by Jenny Odell

#AscendWithPride at FDR Four Freedoms Park

A peek at Ann Toebbe's solo show at Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Red Plastic Plates by Ann Toebbe

  • Get lost in the green! The New York Botanic Garden is putting on their largest botanical exhibition ever, honoring Brazilian artist, plant conservationist, and landscape designer Roberto Burle.

Brazilian Modern, the New York Botanical Gardens' largest exhibition ever