The Best Art Galleries And Exhibits In NYC This Weekend, May 20

May 20, 2011 12:07 PM

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(credit: New York Public Library)

(credit: New York Public Library)

The best art galleries and exhibits to see in New York City this weekend. By Alyson Schwartz.

New York Public Library Centennial Celebration

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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
exhibitions.nypl.org/100/programs
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Most of the events celebrating the centennial at this New York Institution are free. They include an interactive comics carousel, a magic show, building tours and a display of five foot tall replicas of the Library Lions made out of LEGOs by artist Nathan Sawaya.

Nearby Eats:
The Campbell Apartment
Grand Central Terminal
89 East 42nd Street
212.953.0409
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LICARTS OPEN

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locations throughout Long Island City, Queens
liartsopen.org

There are plenty of events and tours happening at this two-week long event.We recommend checking out the entire schedule, but don’t miss the Jack Elchenbaum LIC Studio Strolls on Sunday May 22.

Nearby Eats:
The Creek and The Cave
10-93 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
718.706.8783
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Art + Technology

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(credit: Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery)

Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery
5622 Mosholu Avenue
Riverdale NY 10471
212.729.4974
elisacontemporaryart.com

Turkish artist, Yasemin Kackar-Demirel, uses text and conversation from her Facebook page to develop her mixed media works. Other artists, including Kimber Berry also explore technology and social media through their own art.

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Alyson Schwartz is the author of the blog Ribbons of Thought, which features musings on topics from fashion to NYC living including fun activities, food and unique finds.

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