Best Of 2021

Best Open-Air Art Displays: Kennedy Heights Arts Center

The Kennedy Heights Arts Center used COVID-19 capacity restrictions to its advantage this year, bringing art out of the galleries and onto its grounds. For select exhibitions — including UPRISING, a collaboration with Art Beyond Boundaries in which people responded to 2020’s protests and calls for racial equity, and the SOS ART Retrospective (2016-2020) — artists displayed their work outside. Pieces were enlarged and printed on weather-resistant panels for visitors to view while walking (or driving) en plein air. kennedyarts.org.