The Citiblog

Art Around Town in September: Sights for the Smart Set
September 7, 2021, 12:29.41 am ET


Image: Brooklyn Museum

Undercurrent: This immersive audiovisual art experience at the Jefferson in Brooklyn features over 60,000 square feet of interactive installations featuring the work some of today's most exciting musicians including Bon Iver, Grimes, Jorja Smith, Khruangbin, Miguel, The 1975, Actress, Aluna, Jayda G, Mount Kimbie and Nosaj Thing. Each installation has been created to inspire positive impact in the world and drives to three climate-focused nonprofit partners: Kiss the Ground, Ocean Conservancy and Global Forest Generation. (

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams: Just in time for New York Fashion Week, this exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum explores the history of the House of Dior, bringing to life Dior's many sources of inspiration—from the splendor of flowers and other natural forms to classical and contemporary art. With objects drawn primarily from the Dior archives, the exhibition presents a wide array of over 200 haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements and accessories. (

Experience the Times of Bill Cunningham: This multi-sensory installation, which takes place for eight weeks at an enormous two-level space at 26 Fulton Street, will bring the beloved documentarian’s career and keen eye to life with a range of dynamic experiences — from a grand staircase where guests’ outfits will be digitally transformed into a one-of-a-kind fashion statement to an ever-changing gallery of iconic photos revealing the surprising links between the sartorial trends captured by Cunningham and today’s latest street styles. (

Photo: NYPL

Brick By Brick, Putting It Together: The Broadway Set Miniatures of Henry Lee: This special pop-up exhibit at the New York Library for the Performing Arts will showcase LEGO re-creations of six iconic Broadway sets – “Company” “Follies,” “Evita,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “A Little Night Music” and “Sweeney Todd” -- complemented with archival materials from the Library's collections related to each show. (