Here are some indoor and outdoor art exhibits in New York to explore this spring

Things are looking up New Yorkers! COVID-19 restrictions are easing and the weather is improving almost daily.

Enjoy longer, warmer days while staying safe. We’ve included a handful of indoor and outdoor art exhibits to visit this spring.

Brookfield Square Public Art Installations — Inside, 230 Vesey Street, Manhattan

Stroll through Brookfield Place daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. to see not one but two new art installations. Change your perceptions with vinyl artwork made digitally by artist Anne Vieux { float }. Travel to the exploited and vulnerable Colombian tropical forests through the monochrome pieces of Tatiana Arocha. Arocha’s work will be on public display until May 28, 2021 and Vieux’s work will be on display until July 5, 2021.

South Textile installation – Outside, 153rd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., Manhattan

To verify South at Colonel Young Triangle Park, a visual interpretation constructed by a range of artists across many textile mediums. The public installation pays tribute to the people who gave birth to the movements that preceded, during and after the Harlem Renaissance and is presented by Harlem Needle Arts (HNA). The installation is visible until July 31, 2021.

Interactive Think at Domino Park — Outside, 300 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn

Light up the East River waterfront with Brooklyn-born artist Jen Lewin’s interactive installation titled Think. By day, the sculpture reflects the sky and the surrounding environment. At night, the installation is illuminated with bright colors that change when you walk on it! Guests can visit and interact with the exhibition in a socially distanced manner until April 15, 2021.

New visions for Iris Photography — Outdoors in the five boroughs of New York

Spend a day exploring New York’s five boroughs by following Awol Erizku’s location map New visions for Iris facilities. Erizku’s body, made up of 13 bold and vibrant photographs, is displayed in 350 JCDecaux bus shelters across the city. Her work highlights the paradoxes of the treatment of hybrid identities within American society. Erizku’s photograph will be on display until June 20, 2021.

KAWS: WHAT A PARTY — Inside, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Brooklyn

Quick! Get your tickets for KAWS: WHAT A PARTY now on display at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition features a wide range of works by the popular artist, including rarely seen graffiti and notebooks, paintings and sculptures, small collectibles, furniture and installations of his famous COMPANION characters. The highly anticipated exhibit will be at the Brooklyn Museum until September 5, 2021.

Sessions don’t help at the Met — Outside, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

Admire Met-worthy sculptures from outside the famous museum. Sessions don’t help, created by artist Carol Bove, is the second commission ever presented on the Fifth Avenue facade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Guests can view Bove’s four abstract and Art Deco sculptures made of sandblasted and twisted stainless steel tubing and reflective aluminum discs through November 2021.

electric dandelions — Outside, 19 Fulton St., Manhattan

Enjoy fireworks every night of the week until April 30, 2021 at the South Street Seaport. Each evening at dusk, the series of 10, 28-foot-tall structures illuminate the night with vibrant colors and twinkling lights creating a magnificent fireworks display. If you’re in the area, check out more notable facilities including daisies and The hands of inspiration.

William E. Bennett