Martin Creed, The Back Door Park Avenue Armory Exhibit

London-based artist Martin Creed is primarily known for his balloon installations—large scale, interactive affairs where whole rooms or areas are filled with giant, latex balloons you have to fight your way through. He recently worked with Victoria Beckham on her Dover Street store's one year anniversary, and often collaborates with the fashion industry. 

Now he's bringing his work stateside via an exhibit called 'The Back Door' at the Park Avenue Armory. The show takes up the whole first floor of the massive building, but it is his balloon room that is the real standout. Enter through sliding doors and you find yourself in a smallish space packed with white balloons, just like Alice stepping through the looking glass.

The Back Door runs through August 7th, Park Avenue Armory.

Met Breuer

WHEN THE WHITNEY moved to its new downtown location, its uptown space was left wide open. Luckily, the Met has stepped in to fill it, creating a new museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art called the Met Breuer. Upcoming exhibits will include a mix of visual art and performances, including photographs by Diane Arbus and a music installation by Vijay Iyer. The space has also been restored to reflect architect Marcel Breuer’s original vision, such as the spaceship-esque lighting in the entrance hall. A must-visit cultural experience this summer.

Visit the Met Breuer.