Bright Lights: New York Art Week

05 Apr 2022

In New York City, there's not one art world, but a multitude of art worlds. Artists and their ideas can run amok here and have for decades, and it's testament to the city's endless resilience that even a pandemic hasn't slowed the city's creative renewal. To the contrary, a new initiative ropes in the whole city with an unprecedented offering of global art market events and institutional exhibitions in May – New York Art Week.

Founded by over twenty leading organizations, museums, and auction houses, New York Art Week presents an electrifying week-long programme of contemporary art. From May 5th until 12th, New York City will extend the very best it has to offer, build community and strengthen the cultural ties in the visual arts. The Cultivist, with its own monthly programme of art world encounters and roster of Museum Partners in New York, is getting ready (and excited!) to step right into the action.

Several museums across the city will participate, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Queens Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum. Many of these are our Museum Partners, where our Cultivist Museum card provides free access with up to three guests, or dedicated ticket access via our member services team.

On top of this, we're organizing encounters all through the month that tie in with the week's buzz. A tour of the Winslow Homer retrospective at the Met, a curator-led Gallery Walk, and a cocktail event at Fotografiska's Chapel Bar await. And there's more to be confirmed!

Five art fairs take place at the same moment as New York Art Week, too, with over 350 visiting galleries taking part in them. If you'd like VIP passes for Independent Art Fair (5 - 8 May), TEFAF New York (6 - 10 May), NADA Art Fair (5 - 8 May) the Whitney Biennial (6 April - 05 Sep) and Frieze New York (18 - 22 May), inquire about a Cultivist membership today.

David Hammons, Day’s End, 2014–21 © David Hammons. Photograph by Jason Schmidt