Cooper UniionJan Palach Memorial: House of the Suicide/House of the Mother of the Suicide, 2016 currently adjacent to Cooper Square Park at 7 East 7th Street

The month of April explores art within many of our architectural treasures, from Cooper Union’s Foundation Building (1859) to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (1892) –  stepping back in time to the New York Crystal Palace in 1853, to dozens of miniatures of our most iconic places. Finally, take in a view of our city today on a rooftop overlooking it all, with LOVE.

Here are twelve art installations and exhibits not to miss in April.

 12. Henry Taylor Floats on The High Line

The Floaters, artist Henry Taylor. Image courtesy The High Line

High Line Art presents The Floaters, a colorful, new self-portrait, on the wall at West 22nd Street, by Los Angeles artist Henry Taylor. Taylor is known for portraits depicting people from every walk of life. The High Line mural, which measures about 30 feet by 50 feet, depicts the artist and a friend “blissed out” in a swimming pool in Palm Springs, its name, The Floaters, inspired by the 1970s Detroit R&B vocal group. The Floaters will be on view through March, 2018, adjacent to the High Line at West 22nd Street.