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With summer in full swing, sun-bathing and 4th of July BBQ are probably on the top of your to-do list. More importantly, you’re also looking to entertain your friends, significant others, and parents/long-lost relatives who are in the city for the long weekend. And what a better way to do that than with a leisurely stroll through a few of New York’s gallery openings?

Because we know those gallery dates won’t plan themselves, ArtBinder is here to provide you with coverage of this week’s openings, including highlights and an incredibly useful map. As always, remember to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and subscribe to the ArtBinder blog!



Lucky for you, this week is a hot one (and we’re not just talking about the sizzling weather 🔥). This week’s openings include a selection of group shows that will for sure get temperatures rising. Palm trees and bright shades of green, blue and pink will make you feel the summer heat indoors at Taymour Grahne Gallery for their group show “A Verdant Summer”. Featuring 14 artists, including Whitney Bedford, Holly Coulis and Raffi Kalenderian, this colorful show is a can’t-miss for the summer.


David Zwirner’s group-show will certainly be a crowd-pleaser, as he brings back a summer favorite from 2012. “People Who Work Here” is a group show featuring around forty Zwirner art handlers and behind-the-scenes workers who take on the role of artists and exhibitors.The show exhibits works in a diverse range of media, from installations to drawings to sculpture– if this didn’t make “People Who Work Here” dynamic enough, don’t miss the series of performances, starting July 7th, that continue throughout the show’s run.


If you’re more in the mood for a solo show, Anton Kern Gallery has got you covered with two shows, one by Chicago-based artists Margot Bergman, who presents a series of ‘double-portraits’ and another by Brian Calvin, who creates Popeye-inspired paintings. At Hauser & Wirth, Stefan Bruggemann’s text-based works are on display in several site-specific installations– make sure to stop by!

Here’s how to use the Gallery Guide:

  • The map’s various colors represent different days of the week. For a key, click on the arrow icon next to the map title.
  • For example, to see galleries with openings on the weekend only, first click on the arrow icon. If you uncheck every box except Saturday and Sunday, you will only see the galleries with weekend receptions.
  • Click on a marker to find out more information! A side bar will appear showing the gallery and exhibition name, as well as other useful tidbits.
  • To prevent confusion for galleries in the same building, the marker takes a different shape for every overlapping venue.



Header image: Raffi Kalenderian, Landscape Study (Huntington Gardens I), 2016, oil and graphite on canvas, 36 x 48 in / 91.4 x 121.9 cm, Courtesy the artist, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York.