A place of creation. A melting pot. Since the days the neighborhood hummed with the sound of printing presses, the Seaport has been a center of culture. Seaport Arts carries that torch into new territory with its support of emerging and diverse talent. A robust roster of exhibitions and installations. A warm, inclusive community for all. Unique settings to showcase one-of-a-kind experiences. Art on the pier. Art on the cobblestones. Art in historic storefronts. Come and discover something new.
On Water by Emily Edelman
Each piece represents water in its own distinctive way, manipulating pixels into that most primitive of substances that we originated from and hold within us. In this way, each artist finds their own place on the boundary between industry and nature.
You Are Not Alone Murals Project
A statement. An art form. A movement. You Are Not Alone Murals is a community-based art project that offers a message of hope, and aims to spark dialogue around mental health. This year, seven murals from nine artists will cover more than 90 feet in honor of July being BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month.
Aurora By Ithaca Studio
Skate beneath the Northern Lights right here at the Seaport. Aurora, an overheard light installation designed by Ithaca Studio, brings the magic of the Northern Lights to the Ice Rink. More than 4,000 individually controlled overhead lights will emulate the star-lit sky so skaters can sail on ice beneath a close-to-lifelike Aurora Borealis.
NFTs NOW by Jamie George & Harris Lipton
Explore works from the coveted collection of Jamie George and Harris Lipton. For the first time, George and Lipton will show key works from their shared collection in a physical gallery. The exhibition marks a moment in time for NFTs and digital art collecting and points to an exciting future for the medium.
Sleep No More by Shaniqwa Jarvis
Dreams. Memories. Fantasies. Imaginations. This is the world of Sleep to Dream by Shaniqwa Jarvis, SN37 Gallery’s fifth show at the Seaport. Showcasing photographs and one print on silk, the exhibition explores the hazy space where photography and dreamscape meet.
National Anthem by Luke Gilford
Rural America. Bold portraiture. Step inside the diverse and ever-evolving queer rodeo circuit. For its fourth exhibition, the Seaport’s SN37 Gallery welcomes the work of filmmaker and photographer Luke Gilford. National Anthem features large-scale prints of Gilford’s images that capture the deep kinship in the queer rodeo world.
From Sea to Shining Sea by Tom Fruin
Light. Color. Architecture. Experience it all at the two newest installations on Pier 17, two colorful acrylic and steel houses by Brooklyn-based artist Tom Fruin. These houses are a part of the ICON series, a collection of public art works designed to make viewers reimagine the buildings and structures around them in a new way.
Historic photographs. Current reflections. Past and present meet at the Seaport in the new immersive art installation of Lenticular Histories. The pieces were created by Rose DeSiano as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's 21st annual River To River Festival, Downtown New York City’s leading free summer arts festival held June 18-29.
American Black Beauty Vol. 1
Fine art. Fashion. Family. And everything in between. It’s all on display at American Black Beauty Vol. 1, the second exhibition at the SN37 Gallery, by photographer & filmmaker Micaiah Carter. The photography features Black men and women, drawing attention to the void in representation on both sides of the camera.
Movement. Life. Unbridled exuberance. It was all on display at Go Home, the inaugural SN37 exhibition by photographer & filmmaker Tyrell Hampton. A primarily black and white selection of images of partygoers evokes a fantastical world of the choreography of moving through a dark club.
The Times of Bill Cunningham
Street style. Everyday people. Famous New Yorkers. No one captured the city quite like Bill Cunningham. Explore the journey through the legendary photographer’s work—and into the cultural fabric of the city.
The Magic HOUR
The Seaport’s gallery walk, the Magic HOUR, was named for the “dusk” New York City found itself in during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Range of Multidisciplinary Work That Speaks to Resilience of Youth Culture and the Building of Community.
The Hands of Inspiration
Kareem Fletcher’s latest artwork representing diversity, unity, and equality.