Public Art Fund presents ‘Martine Gutierrez: ANTI-CON’ at 100 Bus Shelters in NYC in August

      On August 25, Public Art Fund will present ANTI-ICON, a 300-site exhibition of ten new photographs by Brooklyn-based photographer and performance artist Martine Gutierrez. The exhibition will be on view on 100 JCDecaux bus shelters across New York City, 150 in Chicago, and for the first time in this exhibition series, 50 […]

Claudia Wieser & Public Art Fund will unveil 5 Sculptures entitled ‘Rehearsal’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park in July

      On July 29, Public Art Fund will unveil Rehearsal, Berlin-based artist Claudia Wieser’s public art debut. Featuring five distinct large-scale geometric sculptures clad with hand-painted glazed tiles, panels featuring photographs of New York City and Roman and Greek antiquities, and mirror polished stainless steel, Rehearsal will create an immersive experience for park goers […]

Redevelopment of Grand Hyatt New York to Include Public Art with Public Art Fund + Lord Cultural Resources

      TF Cornerstone and RXR Realty – lead partners in the redevelopment of the Grand Hyatt New York – today announced that Public Art Fund and Lord Cultural Resources will spearhead the development of a cultural program to bring public art installations, community events, and programming to 175 Park Avenue. In the coming […]

Public Art Fund will unveil Melvin Edwards: Brighter Days in May, 2021

      Melvin Edwards: Brighter Days will include five works created between 1970 and 1996, as well as a new sculpture commissioned in 2020, which was the originally anticipated date for this exhibit. Now, stepping out of our COVID-19 shutdown, this Public Art Fund exhibition will finally unveil in City Hall Park on May […]

Public Art Fund presents ‘Awol Erizku: New Visions for Iris’ on JCDecaux Bus Shelters across New York City & Chicago!

      On February 24, Public Art Fund will debut New Visions for Iris, a 350-site photography exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Awol Erizku. On view at 200 JCDecaux bus shelters across New York City and 150 in Chicago, this is the first exhibition in Public Art Fund’s partnership with JCDecaux to be presented in […]

Public Art Fund to unveil Sam Moyer: Doors for Doris ~ September 16th

      Artist, Sam Moyer created a new site specific installation for the Public Art Fund at the entrance to Central Park on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza. The enormous three-part sculpture creates a gateway that poetically bridges the architecture of the city and the natural landscape of the park.

Public Art Fund will unveil ‘Davina Semo: Reverberation’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Davina Semo: Reverberation will unveil five new painted bronze bells by Davina Semo In Brooklyn Bridge Park this August. The installation will explore our relationship to industrial materials and the built environment that we encounter every day.

The Public Art Fund Launches Art on the Grid

      On June 29, 2020 Public Art Fund launched Art on the Grid, a multi-platform exhibition of new work by a group of 50 New York-based, emerging artists. The exhibition was conceived in the spring of 2020 in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As it developed, the parallel epidemic of systemic racism […]

LaGuardia Airport & Public Art Fund install Major Art Works in Terminal B

      As part of New York’s vision for a world-class airport at LaGuardia, Terminal B unveiled spectacular new permanent artworks by world-renowned artists, Jeppe Hein, Sabine Hornig, Laura Owens and Sarah Sze. The project is a partnership with the leading New York-based nonprofit Public Art Fund to bring inspirational, large-scale art installations to […]

Pope L ~ Public Art Fund ~ Whitney Museum ~ MoMA ~ a Trio of Exhibitions

      Pope.L: Instigation, Aspiration, Perspiration, is a trio of exhibitions organized by The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Public Art Fund. Utilizing both public and private spaces, the expansive presentation addresses many elements of the artist’s oeuvre, from singular early works to a monumental new installation and […]

Public Art Fund + Elle Pérez: sun to sun Unveil Installations in the Harlem’s

Public Art Fund launched a multi-work installation, extending through 100 sites across New York City. The installation, sun to sun, is the work of photographer Ellie Pérez, and consists of a suite of sixteen new photographic works displayed on bus shelters in over thirteen neighborhoods citywide. Installations can be found all along 125th Street and […]

Public Art Fund Unveils ~ Elle Pérez: from sun to sun

      Public Art Fund launched a multi-work installation, extending through 100 sites across New York City. The installation, sun to sun, is the work of photographer Ellie Pérez, and consists of a suite of sixteen new photographic works displayed on bus shelters in over thirteen neighborhoods citywide. We caught some of the images […]

The Public Art Fund Presents ‘Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales’ at City Hall Park

      The Public Art Fund unveiled the installation, Estructuras Monumentales by the well-know, Cuban-born, New York artist, Carmen Herrera in City Hall Park. This significant body of work is Herrera’s first major outdoor sculpture exhibition ~ having spent more than 70 years as an abstract painter. It is also significant that Ms. Herrera […]

Public Art Fund introduces Mark Manders: Tilted Head at Doris C. Freedman Plaza

      The Public Art Fund has a lot going on this year, on the heals of the opening of Siah Armajani in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Coinciding with Met Breuer’s Siah Armajani: Follow This Line, it will unveil Mark Manders: Tilted Head at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, on the southern end of Central Park at […]

Siah Armajani: Bridge Over Tree + Follow This Line ~ Met Breuer & Public Art Fund at Brooklyn Bridge Park

      The Iranian-born, American sculpture artist, Siah Armajani is best known for his works of public art in bridges, gazebos, gardens, and reading rooms across the United States and Europe. The artist has arrived in New York with a two-pronged installation and exhibition. The outdoor component will be featured by The Public Art […]

Public Art Fund Brings Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus to the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center

    The Public Art Fund, Gagosian and Tishman Speyer unveil Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus in the Channel Gardens.

Renaissance Women by artist Alice Mizrachi unveiled in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem

      Marcus Garvey Park has a plethora of art over this past few months, with the installation of Susan Stair: Ascending the Mountain and Thomas J. Price: Witness,  added to the park’s weekly music and dance. Now, we look forward to the unveiling of Alice Mizrachi: Renaissance Women, an abstract, figurative sculpture that honors […]

Kente Royal Gallery + Marne Lucas Studio To Explore Mortality & The Legacy an Artist Leaves Behind

      How many of us take the time to think about our legacy ~ our legacy as a family member, friend, person in our community, or as an artist, and what we might leave behind after we’re gone. The BARDO ∞ PROJECT shines a light on terminally ill artists and creatives nationwide, exploring creativity […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in October, 2021

     New Yorkers will kick-off October with the Annual Archtober Festival, Open House New York, Blessing of the Animals, and Halloween Festivities! along with a combination of in-person and online Events. New Yorkers will celebrate the opening of The Mandela Lab at the Rubin Museum of Art, and a host of outdoor art installations […]

Design Trust Selects Two Winning Projects as part of ‘The Restorative City’

      The Design Trust for Public Space announced the selection of two major public space projects to be implemented as part of The Restorative City: Building Community Wellness through Public Space. Launched as an open call for proposals in spring 2021, The Restorative City is a major Design Trust initiative dedicated to connecting […]

Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror opens at The Whitney Museum of American Art

      The radical, inventive art of Jasper Johns (b. 1930) continues to influence today’s artists like few others. In an unprecedented collaboration, the Whitney and the Philadelphia Museum of Art will stage a simultaneous retrospective—the largest of Johns’s seven-decade career—that offers a fresh take on the living legend. From his iconic flags to […]

Green-Wood Cemetery presents ‘After the End’ by artists Candy Chang & James A. Reeves

    This September, The Green-Wood Cemetery will present After the End, a participatory art installation that provides visitors with an opportunity to publicly share about their personal losses. Created by artists Candy Chang and James A. Reeves, the installation will be located inside Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel beginning on Wednesday, September 15th.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2021

    Taking a deep breathe, New York City heads into the Fall season remembering 9/11 ~ followed by a return of some of our favorite annual indoor events likeThe Affordable Art Fair, The Armory Show and related venues, The Rubin Museum reopens its third floor to the newly created Mandala Lab; The Met unveils Part-One of the Costume […]

The Costume Institute at The Met unveils Two-Part Exhibition Focusing on American Fashion

      The Costume Institute’s next major exhibition will be a two-part show on view from September 18, 2021 through September 5, 2022. Part One, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion—opening in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18, 2021 ~ will feature approximately 80 individual ensembles encased and arranged as “squares” in […]

Exploring the Artist, Yvonne Shortt and her Hair Stories in Art + Conversation

      Where do we begin with the work of this incredible artist! Trying to pin her down is like trying to capture a breath of fresh air ~ but we think we captured just a few of the parks, private spaces and campuses where we found her work. The artist, Yvonne Shortt,

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in August, 2021

    This month, we lead our Roundup into August with three of many NYC Parks Department art installations that reflect the times we live in, as we kick-off the month outdoors with everything from miniature golf in Battery Park City to a plethora of concerts and walking tours. Many of our favorite annual events […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in July, 2021

    New Yorkers have a lot to celebrate this month, from Lady Liberty’s Little Sister arriving from France on July 1, our own Independence Day celebration on July 4th, to a Hometown Heroes ticker-tape parade on July 7th. It’s summer ~ our pools are open, the Riverside Park Goats are en route, the annual […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in June, 2021

      Nothing better than summer in the city. From Pride Month to Juneteenth, Museum Mile to the Tribeca Film Festival, River to River and an anniversary celebration in Riverside Park, here are a few art installations, exhibits, and events to add to your list in June.

Almer G. Russell Pavilion in Conference House Park Transformed & Unveiled by NYC Parks Department

      This week, the new and improved Almer G. Russell Pavilion in Conference House Park on Staten Island was officially unveiled. The original Conference House Pavilion was built in 1935 to honor Almer G. Russell, a community resident killed in battle during World War I. The pavilion was last remodeled in 2002 and eventually […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in May, 2021

      May unfolds with a plethora of outdoor art installations and music, new green spaces, fabulous online tours and the return of Frieze New York! Here are a few suggestions for the month of May.

Just in Time for Summer, New Sports + Children’s Play Areas Opens at General Hart Playground in Woodside, Queens

      NYC Parks Queens Borough Commissioner Michael Dockett today joined Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, and Queens Community Board 2 District Manager Debra Markell Kleinert to unveil the brand new sports and children’s play areas at General Hart Playground in Woodside.  “With these new upgrades, General Hart […]

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates the New York Public Library Harlem Branch an Individual Landmark

    This week, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Harlem Branch of the New York Public Library an Individual Landmark.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in April, 2021

    Welcoming Spring with open arms, we begin to visit our favorite restaurants, galleries, institutions, outdoor events and installations. Here are a few  suggestions for the month of April ~ as we continue to mask-up and socially distance.

EcoArt Project Launches ‘Rebound-NYC’ Art Pop-Ups, Celebrating Earth Day 2021

      The nonprofit EcoArt Project announced the launch of Rebound-NYC, a new initiative repurposing empty storefronts as cultural pop-ups throughout New York City. Following the devastating effects of COVID-19 on New York’s businesses and streetscapes, EcoArt Project is teaming up with the nonprofit Chashama and local store owners to revitalize the streets of […]

Mitchell J. Silver Announces Departure From NYC Parks Department in Summer, 2021

      NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today announced that he is stepping down as commissioner on July 31, 2021.. Silver has served as Parks Commissioner since May 2014 – the fourth longest serving NYC Parks Commissioner. An internationally recognized, award-winning, visionary planner, Silver has brought the New York City park system into […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in March, 2021

      In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month and Saint Patrick’s Day. This March, we also celebrate COVID-19 vaccines and a little more freedom, as we begin to venture out. March also marks the one-year anniversary of our city closures due to the pandemic ~ restaurants, schools, shops ~ the works. It was […]

‘Love Letters for Harlem,’ a Photography Exhibition to Benefit The Harlem Community Relief Fund at Claire Oliver Gallery

    Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to present Love Letters for Harlem, an exhibition of photographs by John Pinderhughes, Ruben Natal SanMiguel, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Shawn Walker. Love Letters for Harlem showcases the talents of these four Harlem-based photographers and their work that celebrates the lives and culture of Harlem. A portion of the […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in February, 2021

    February 2021 is finally here, and our featured image says it best, we are paralyzed with hope. We kick-off the month in celebration of Black History Month, followed by Valentine’s Day, and a number of new exhibitions and installations indoors and out. In addition, many previous exhibits and installations are still on view. Here […]

Richmond Barthé ‘Exodus & Dance’ at Kingsborough Houses to be Restored

      As we approached Black History Month 2021, the Fulton Art Fair, in celebration of its 100th birthday of artist Richmond Barthé, announced the restoration of the much loved relief, ‘Exodus and Dance.’

Union Square Partnership unveils 14th Street District Vision Plan 2021

    Union Square Partnership kicked-off 2021 with a transformative plan for the Union Square-14th Street area, concentrating on five key improvements with a focus on accessibility, district-wide connectivity, and substantial increases in public open space. Save the date, Tuesday, January 26th for the virtual launch event. Let’s take a look at a few of […]

New Museum to Open Art Preserve in Wisconsin on June 26, 2021

      The John Michael Kohler Arts Center has announced the opening date for the Art Preserve, the world’s first museum dedicated to the presentation, care and study of art environments. Due to delays caused by COVID-19, the Art Preserve, originally set to open its doors this past August, is scheduled to open June […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in January, 2021

      Adios 2020! A sentiment reverberating around the world, as we move forward into a New Year with art installations, events & exhibits, indoors, outdoors, and online, to add to your list in January, 2021.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in December, 2020

    In spite of a very difficult year, New Yorkers prepare to celebrate the Holidays. Our trees will go up, our lights will go on, our candles will be lit, our wreaths will adorn our doors, and our caroling will be virtual. Here are a few art installations, events and exhibits to add to […]

Yinka Shonibare CBE: Earth Kids at James Cohan Gallery in December, 2020

      James Cohan is pleased to present Earth Kids, an exhibition of new sculptures by Yinka Shonibare CBE, on view from December 4 through January 23 at the gallery’s Lower East Side location at 291 Grand Street. This is the artist’s seventh solo exhibition at James Cohan. To book an appointment to view […]

Newly Restored Endale Arch in Prospect Park Now Open to the Public

      Prospect Park’s historic Endale Arch has been restored to its original splendor with a $500,000 restoration funded by Tiger Baron Foundation and Council Member Brad Lander’s District 39 Participatory Budgeting. The restoration of this historic arch, one of the first architectural elements in Prospect Park, reveals hidden details not seen in more […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in November, 2020

      It has been a long and slow slog to November, with art installations and exhibitions echoing this sentiment. The Rubin Museum will create space on an entire floor dedicated to social and emotional learning; Zag Landsberg’s ‘Reclining Liberty‘ pretty much portrays our feelings thus far; while others look to a brighter future […]

Carla LynDale Bishop’s ‘Mapping Blackness’ Selected as Recipient of MIT & Black Public Media Fellowship

      Carla LynDale Bishop has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the MIT & Black Public Media Fellowship, hosted by MIT Open Documentary Lab and sponsored by MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology. Part of BPMplus — the Black Public Media (BPM) initiative focused on eliminating barriers for Black makers to […]

Get Ready for Arts Gowanus ArtWalk 2020 on Atlantic Avenue Beginning October 17-18

      Arts Gowanus has teamed up with the Atlantic Avenue BID and the Atlantic Avenue LDC for a fabulous weekend featuring Gowanus artists displaying paintings, drawings, prints, photography, installations and sculptures in Arts Gowanus ArtWalk! The event will be displayed on storefronts, roll down gates, and dining fences of sixty-five Atlantic Avenue businesses.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in October, 2020

    Inching our way back to a new normal, October brings with it limited indoor dining, museums, galleries and an array of outdoor art installations, tours, and performances from Astor Place, the Garment District, and Hudson Yards, to Hunters Point. Harlem, Central Park Zoo, and Central Park’s, Doris C. Freedman Plaza. Here are a […]