Location: Upper West Side, NYC
Art: James Turrell
Show time: See website for schedule; Through September 25
Venue: Guggenheim Museum
Food: Brother Jimmyâ€™s Bait Shack
Drink: Cavatappo Wine Bar
Miscellaneous: Ship of Fools
James Turrellâ€™s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artistâ€™s groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. At its core is Aten Reign (2013), a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. One of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived, the installation reimagines Frank Lloyd Wrightâ€™s iconic architectureâ€”its openness to nature, graceful curves, and magnificent sense of spaceâ€”as one of Turrellâ€™s Skyspaces, referencing in particular his magnum opus the Roden Crater Project (1979â€“ ). Brother Jimmyâ€™s Bait Shack is known for their BBQâ€™d meats, smoked in house. The menu is all Southern favorites like po boys, catfish, fried chicken, along with burgers. Though itâ€™s small, Cavatappo Wine Bar packs a mighty punch, offering an amazing selection of wines from all over the world for under $10 a glass. With more than 40 TVs featuring sports, Ship of Fools also has darts, pool tables, and video games.