April showers bring May flowers! And along with it, a whole slew of new outdoor art installations, festivals and exhibitions. May is traditionally one of the busiest months of the year for new art installations in New York City – and that’s no surprise as the weather improves.
From the new sculptures adorning the Rockefeller Center, to some of the largest murals ever created in New York City, to a brand new season of exhibitions on Governors Island, read on to see what’s new in the art scene this May.
1. Tom Fruin’s Glass House
A glass house by Tom Fruin, the Brooklyn-based artist known for colorful glass mosaic watertowers and other structures, is on display in the open-air courtyard of of Empire Stores along the Brooklyn waterfront for the month of May. Kolonihavehus, a plexiglass and steel sculpture of reclaimed materials that is inspired by the shape of a garden house, has been a well-known fixture in New York City – following appearances in Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and most recently, North Brooklyn Farm at Domino Park – and around the world.