On Exhibit

Fascinating Summer Art Displays

Labor Day is fast approaching, but tell that to the weatherman: There’s still plenty of heat and humidity to get through before then. Why not take five and cool off at these art exhibits?

(1) DEEP FREEZE A snowman, says artist Peter Fischli, is “a sculpture that almost anyone can make.” However, maintaining the figure’s composure year-round, especially during summer, requires artistic imagination aided by technology. Take Fischli and his collaborator David Weiss’ artwork, “Snowman.” It chills in a glass-enclosed freezer in the Museum of Modern Art’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.  |  11 W. 53rd St., 212.708.9400

(2) PAJAMA PARTY For artists Paul Cadmus, Jared French and Margaret French, Jared’s wife—known collectively as PaJaMa—summer in the 1940s and early 1950s was an idyllic season, which they captured in black-and-white photographs of friends and lovers posing on the sun-kissed, sandy beaches of Massachusetts’ Nantucket Island and New York’s Fire Island. Dozens of these realistic, yet dreamlike and often erotic prints are in the exhibition, “PaJaMa: Magic Realism,” at the Keith de Lellis Gallery.  |  41 E. 57th St., Ste. 703, 212.327.1482, thru Aug. 10

(3) ART BY THE SEA Thanks to Coney Art Walls, a program that commissioned graffiti artists, such as Tats Cru, to create 35 Instagram-worthy outdoor murals, Coney Island is more than an oceanfront neighborhood with a beach, a boardwalk, an amusement park and a Nathan’s Famous restaurant dishing out hot dogs. It’s also a destination for contemporary street art.  |  3050 Stillwell Ave., Coney Island, Brooklyn, coneyartwalls.com