5 Things to Do this Weekend to Boost Your Creativity

 

Happy 4th of July!

We know you’re constantly looking to feed your creative work. If you’re staying or visiting New York City this weekend, here are 5 must-see exhibits and activities that will boost your creative thinking:

 

da4ca1fdee68369d87e1ebdd6e18bf16Aperture: Photographs
‘Aperture: Photograph’s is an exhibition that tells the story of Aperture, through a display of photographs from its print and fundraising programs, from over fifty years. A retrospective of all the great photographers that shaped the industry.

Aperture Foundation
June 29 – September 18, 2015
Hours: Mon–Fri: 8:00a.m.–6:00p.m.
Entrance: Free

 

 

1Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks
The first major exhibition of the Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s notebooks, ‘Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks’ features 160 pages of these rarely seen documents, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings.

Brooklyn Museum
April 3 – August 23, 2015
Hours: Wed: 11a.m.–6p.m. Thur: 11a.m.–10p.m. Fri–Sun: 11a.m.–6p.m.
Entrance: $16 suggested contribution

 

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American Folk Art Museum: ‘When the Curtain Never Comes Down’

A sprawling cacophony of objects, audiotapes, photographs and films is here orchestrated into a curatorial marvel. Strange and wonderful in numerous ways, the show sheds new light on the performance aspects of much outsider art.

American Folk Art Museum
March 26 – July 5, 2015
Hours: Tue–Thu: 11:30a.m–7:00p.m. Fri: 12:00p.m.–7:30p.m. Sat: 11:30a.m.–7:00p.m. Sun: 12:00p.m.–6:00 pm. Mon: Closed. Please note the museum will be closed on Sat., July 4.
Entrance: Free


lederman-o05a9997-web_2340Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney’s new building increases the Museum’s exhibition and programming space, offering the most expansive display ever of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art.

Hours: Mon, Wed, Sun 10:30 am–6 pm, Thu–Sat 10:30 am–10 pm, Tue Closed
Entrance: $22

 

NYAFF-2015-web14th New York Asian Film Festival
Back with 54 feature films, 18 international filmmakers and celebrity guests traveling from Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the U.S. will attend the festival.

Walter Reade Theater at Film Society Lincoln Center and SVA Theatre
June 26 – July 8 and July 9 – July 11, 2015
Entrance:  $14 or $17 (depending on event)