Three Things to See: Please Touch the Art

NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO – From a centuries-old sculpture of pork belly (yup, you read that right) to art that you can touch with your own two hands, here’s the rundown for what’s coming up near you this week.

NYC: Occasions and other occurrences, hosted by Isabel Lewis

Artist Isabel Lewis is transforming the art of hosting into, well, an art form. She’s creating sensory landscapes, mixtapes, and interpretive choreography for visitors to interact with at the Dia:Beacon and Dia:Chelsea through mid-July. We think it’s worth a visit.

WHERE: Dia:Beacon & Dia:Chelsea.

WHEN: Every weekend until Sunday, July 17th.

SF: #PricelessPorkBelly

This world-famous Qing dynasty-era sculpture of a chunk of pork belly – which Anthony Bourdain calls “the pork of my dreams” – is now on display at the Asian Art Museum. Feast your eyes (and your belly, ’cause they’re celebrating the new exhibit with plenty of actual pork belly at their in-house Cafe Asia).

WHERE: 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA

WHEN: Until September 18th, 2016.

LA: Please Touch the Art

dan lam sculpture

We’ve always wanted to poke and prod the the things we see in modern art museums, and Cantor Fine Art is finally making our dreams a reality. (And yes, Dan Lam‘s prickly sculpture above is one of those things you can touch.)

WHERE: Cantor Fine Art, 8687 Melrose Avenue Suite: B 275, West Hollywood, CA

WHEN: Until the end of August.

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