Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York at Museum of the City of New York

 

 

Isamu Noguchi, Red Cube, 140 Broadway, c.1970, photo by Edmund Vincent Gillon, Museum of the City of New York

Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York will open at the Museum of the City of New York on November 10th. Look back on 50 years at an exhibition featuring renderings, models, photographs, and video footage of public artworks by such artists as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Red Grooms, and Kara Walker.

The Museum of the City of New York is presenting the exhibit Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York to mark the 40th anniversary of the Public Art Fund.  The exhibition will highlight the concept of museums without walls, focusing on many of the iconic installations, both permanent and temporary, on view in our public and private spaces over the past 50 years ~ a timely exhibit, as we prepare to celebrate the 50th birthday of Alamo, the Astor Place Cube, and on the heals of the 50th anniversary celebration, New York City Art in the Parks: Celebrating 50 Years.

Related programming includes:

Love It or Hate It: Public Art and Controversy on Thursday, November 30th at 6:30

Underground Art: Tour of the Second Avenue Subway on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 1:00-3:00pm

Performance & Protest in Public Art on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm

State of the (Public) Art on Tuesday, March 27 from 6:30-8:30pm, with Governors Island’s Meredith Johnson, The Laundromat Project’s Kemi Llesanmi, and the Director of Percent for Art’s Kendal Henry for a roundtable discussion.

Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York will be on view from November 10, 2017 to May 13, 2018 at The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street.

While you’re there, check out Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics, on view through July 22, 2018.

Also turning 50 ~ The Public! Join the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation as they Celebrate The Public at 50  with a showing of Illyria, and talkback with GVSHP Executive Director, Andrew Berman, to celebrate the former Astor Library’s landmark designation, renovation and reuse as The Public Theater. The event will take place on Sunday, November 19th at The Public.  More info on Off the Grid + more great events.

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