Over in Brooklyn
Where does a lack of inclusion in the traditional art world meet the desire to vandalize? Beyond the Streets invites you to ponder the question in Brooklyn, where this sprawling street art exhibition has taken over two floors of the new Twenty Five Kent building in Williamsburg. With installations, graffiti, and sculpture from over 150 artists, the exhibition explores the symbolism of the street as a stage and medium for art. Shepard Fairey, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring all take up space, as do a number of commissioned installation rooms.
Since you made the trip to an outer borough, you might be hungry: depending on your mood, you’ve got one of the best slice shops in town, a Michelin-starred Mexican restaurant, and a speakeasy-style ramen shop very close by. Afterward, get the ferry back—it’s undoubtedly the best way to travel in the summer and conveniently located near both The Beekman and Gild Hall.