Don’t Miss The Socrates Annual!

 

 

Artist Anyone Konst. “Free Peddler”. Image via socratessculpturepark.org

The Socrates Annual is on view at Socrates Sculpture Park.  For the 2018 exhibition, projects range from a decolonial greenhouse to audio-sculptural portraits of Queens hip-hop legends. Approaches vary among community-centered pedagogy and production, material experimentation, and redeployment of historical forms of construction, among others. This year contemporary and historical land-use is examined by several artists in projects including a labyrinth of fences and gates, and a steel and textile installation that traces the East River ecology of waste flows through land, water, and biological life. Additionally, several artists employ representations of the human figure, perhaps suggesting a time for reflection upon the Humanist philosophies that seem precarious with looming climate change and ongoing political conflict.

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‘Happy’ By Studio Cadena will arrive at Flatiron Public Plaza in November

 

 

Rendering of in art installation, ‘Happy’ by Studio Cadena. Image courtesy Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership/Van Alen Institute

As part of the 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer for December, Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute announced the winner of the 5th Annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition ~ ‘Happy‘ by Studio Cadena, to be unveiled on the Plaza November 19, 2018.

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Folk Art on the Broadway Malls ~ Project Installation beings on October 12th

 

 

Rendering via Lincoln Square’s Broadway Mall Public Art Project

The Lincoln Square BID and American Folk Art Museum are partnering to create a new public art project on the Broadway Mall between 60th and 70th Streets. The painting will take place on Friday, October 12th from 9:30am to 5:00pm, when they will be working with New York Cares volunteers.

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Two New Art Installations Arriving in Marcus Garvey Park ~ October 21st

 

 

Kim Dacres, Daniel A. Matthews and Jose’ Carlos Casado in their studios. Image courtesy Public Art Initiative

On the heals of the installation, Atlas: The Third Millennium, the Public Art Initiative will be installing two new sculptures in Marcus Garvey Park, with an unveiling and Opening Reception on Sunday, October 21.

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A Parade of Twenty Giant Candy Sculptures Arrived on The Garment District Mall in October

 

 

Flag Candy, South Africa by artist Laurence Jenkell

The Garment District Alliance ushers in its Winter art installation with  a parade of nine-foot-tall ‘Candy’ sculptures. The exhibit, Candy Nations, will honor New York City’s status as a global capital, and will include twenty colorful candy-shaped sculptures that will extend along the Broadway pedestrian plaza between 36th Street and 39th Street along with their 15th Annual Garment District Arts Festival from October 18-20!

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Nicolas Holiber Creating for The Audubon Sculpture Project

 

 

Image courtesy of Gitler & __ Gallery

The National Audubon Society, Gitler & __, NYC Audubon, the Broadway Mall Association and artist Nicolas Holiber have been working on a special installation, scheduled for an unveiling in  April of 2019, and will run along the Broadway Mall from 67th Street to 168th Street. We are invited to watch, as the artist ~ Nicolas Holiber, creates one of the ‘Birds’ for the much anticipated Audubon Mural Project.

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Zuccotti Park Celebrates 7th Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street with a Rose by Isa Genzken

 

 

Rose III by German artist Isa Genzken

It’s been seven years since Zuccotti Park was filled with the protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street, which began on September 17, 2011.  In remembrance of the event, Brookfield Properties installed the artwork, Rose III, blooming in the northwest corner of the Park.

Interspersed among the current installation, Rose III, are images taken during Occupy Wall Street in 2011.

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Arlene Shechet: Full Steam Ahead in Madison Square Park

 

 

Image via Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park will be kicking off its Fall season with the new art installation entitled Full Steam Ahead by artist Arlene Shechet. This installation will consist of a series of sculptures in porcelain, wood, and cast iron installed around and within the emptied circular reflecting pool in the north end of Madison Square Park.

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Kenseth Armstead: Washington 20/20/20 unveiled in Union Square Park

 

 

Artist, Kenseth Armstead, Washington 20/20/20 in Union Square Park. Image via NYC Parks Department

Presented in collaboration with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program and the Union Square Partnership, the sculpture ~ Washington 20/20/20 ~ by artist, Kenseth Armstead, was composed as a companion to the first sculpture on New York City parkland, the George Washington Statue in Union Square.

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Jorge Palacios ~ Link ~ arrives at Flatiron Plaza North

 

 

Jorge Palacios ‘Link’ arrived at Flatiron Plaza North, adjacent to Madison Square Park.  The installation is a monumental work created from accoya wood, measuring approximately 13 feet high by 10 feet wide, located across from the Flatiron Building,

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‘Present Histories’ arrives in the Harlem Art Park

 

 

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Along the Eastern Wall of the East Harlem Art Park, Kathleen Granados, Present Histories: An East Harlem Photo Album

The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Public Art Initiative is pleased to announce the unveiling of the next Art in the Parks: Active Open Space site-specific installation Present Histories: An East Harlem Photo Album by the artist Kathleen Granados.

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‘Sand & Surf’ in the Channel Gardens at Rock Center

 

 

A new installation is going up in one of the most beautiful gardens in New York City – The Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center is getting a sand castle.

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Ziemia Arrives in McGolrick Park, Brooklyn

 

 

3′ diameter ceramic orb atop a native plant garden in McGolrick Park, along Russel St. between Nassau Ave and Driggs Ave. Image via ziemia.nyc

Ziemia is an art installation that sits in a garden filled with native plants in Msgr. McGolrick Park, Brooklyn.  Translated from Polish, Ziemia means ‘Earth” ~ and the beautiful story behind its creation is told below.

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Tony Cragg: Monumental Sculptures on the Park Avenue Mall

 

 

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Tony Cragg ‘Hammerhead, 2017, located at 72nd Street. Image courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery. Photo credit: Elizabeth Bernstein.

Let’s take a stroll and see the five Tony Cragg: Monumental Sculptures that now grace the Park Avenue Mall from 52nd Street to 79th Street.

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Mel Chin is ‘All Over The Place’ ~ Today in Times Square with ‘Wake’ + ‘Unmoored’

 

 

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Mel Chin in Times Square for Queens Museum and No Longer Empty in ‘All Over The Place’

As part of the summer installation, All Over The Place, presented by the Queens Museum and No Longer Empty, Mel Chin unveils Wake and Unmoored in Times Square this month.

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The Color Factory Coming to NYC in August!

 

 

Color Factory NYC
Image via Color Factory Instagram

The Color Factory is headed to New York this Summer!  It will be located at 251 Spring Street, in a 20,000 square-foot pop-up museum beginning August 20th.

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‘Come Closer’ Arriving in Tribeca Park

 

 

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“Come Closer” by Rebecca Manson

The artist Rebecca Manson invites viewers to “Come Closer and the View Gets Wilder” with her new art installation in Tribeca Park.

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Gillie & Marc ~ The Last Three moving on….

 

 

 

The Last Three, Gillie & Marc

The Last Three, a 17-foot tall sculpture of three Northern White Rhinos created by the artists Gillie and Marc, arrived on the Astor Place Plaza on March 15, 2018, bringing awareness to the plight and near extinction of this hunted species. Since the installation’s arrival, we have mourned the loss of Sudan, the only living male of the three in the sculpture.

This temporary art installation comes to a close, and will leave Astor Place on June 12th for Forest City New York’s MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn, with the first public viewing on Wednesday, June 13th at 6pm. What can you do to help raise awareness? Click here.

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34th Street has Gone to the Dogs ~ with ‘Spot’ at NYU Langone’s New Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital

 

 

 

Spot sculpture at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital

A new, permanent art installation is on view along the East 34th Street corridor.  It was created by the artist Donald Lipski for the NYU Langone Pavilion at First Avenue.

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Maren Hassinger: Monuments coming to Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

 

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Finished installation on the Mall at Madison Ave side of the Park

June 16th will bring inHarlem back to Marcus Garvey Park, with the eight site-specific installations Maren Hassinger: Monuments. Take a walk with us, beginning on 124th Street at the Fifth Avenue entrance.

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‘Early Encounters’ to Open on Governors Island

 

 

 

Artist Patrick Singh for Early Encounters
French artist, Patrick Singh for Early Encounters on Governor’s Island

What would you do if given a two-family house in Colonel Row, Governors Island, with over 12,000 square feet of space?  The West Harlem Art Fund took the house and filled it with art made from grass, moss, paper, ceramics, glass and video throughout the entire space, from the front yard to the basement.  Early Encounters opening this weekend.

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Rebirth: Kang Muxiang arrives on the Garment District Plazas

 

 

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“Rebirth: Kang Muxiang” can be found on Broadway at 39th Street

Taiwanese master-sculptor, Kang Muxiang and the Garment District Alliance have unveiled Rebirth: Kang Muxiang on the Broadway Mall between 36th and 38th Streets. The seven graceful installations have become a great attraction ~ especially among the artistic community.

One artist in particular, Peiju Chien-Pott, a Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, has shown up to spontaneously dance among the sculptures.

This coming Tuesday, June 5th, the public is invited to the final presentation of “Conversations with Rebirth” by acclaimed dancer PeiJu Chien-Pott on the Broadway Plaza between 37th and 38th Streets from 7:00-8:00pm.

Peiju Chien-Pott, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, spontaneously dancing among the sculptures entitled ‘Rebirth’. Image courtesy Garment District Alliance.

Peiju Chien-Pott, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, above and below, as seen earlier in the week, dancing among the #Rebirth sculptures. Images courtesy of Garment District Alliance.

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The Future Culture 2018 Presents Sonic Gates + Court Yard Fridays ~ Staten Island

 

 

Float, Float, Float On by Arthur Simms is a floating sculpture collaged with nautical buoys and bells that will create chords as waves splash through and around it.
Photo by Sam Samore. Image courtesy Design Trust for Public Space

The Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts announce the Future Culture 2018 Public Art Program Winners ~ Sonic Gates + Court Yard Fridays ~ a series of eight public artworks, which will be installed in July, consisting of eight sound sculptures, one murals, and four world music concerts, created by, and featuring Staten Island-based artists and community members.

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Delirious Matter arrives in Madison Square Park

 

 

In the Reflecting Pool, “Citadel”, Delirious Matter

The Madison Square Garden Conservancy kicks-off its thirty-sixth outdoor art exhibition with the installation, Diana Al-Hadid: Delirious Matter.

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Spring has Sprung on Avenue of the Americas

 

 

Grown Up Flowers have arrived on Avenue of the Americas! This public art installation, sponsored by the Avenue of the Americas Association, will delight pedestrians from 44th Street to 55th Street, although we could only find two of the six when searching for them today.

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Meet Your ‘Neighbors’ at First Street Green Art Park

 

 

 

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Artist John Raymond Mireles, Portraits, at First Street Art Park

“Over the past three years, artist John Raymond Mireles has worked to unite Americans across geographical, political, cultural and other differences by photographing individuals from all 50 U.S. States + Tijuana, and publicly exhibiting their portraits.  Mireles connects with his subjects up close and enlarges the resulting portraits to larger-than-life scale in order to encourage viewers to intimately relate to and empathize with their fellow residents of the United States of America.”  The exhibit, Neighbors: John Raymond Mireles is now on view at First Street Green.

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

 

 

Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus
Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus arrives at Rockefeller Center’s Channel Gardens

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

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A Broadway Bouquet is coming to the Flatiron for Earth Day!

 

 

 

Broadway Bouquet via Terrain Work

Terrain Work is bringing Spring to the City for Earth Day,  April 21st, with the 36-foot exhibit Broadway Bouquet ~ an installation of monumental scale, placed in parking spaces to inspire and imagine less cars, more green space.

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“Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreams awake”

 

 

 

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Kathy Ruttenberg: in dreams awake ~ Snail’s Pace at 96th Street in front of the West Side Arts Coalition

The Broadway Mall Association has announced its art installation for Spring/Winter 2018, with Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreams awake.  Artist, Kathy Ruttenberg has created six site-specific sculptures that run along the Broadway Mall from 64th Street to 157th Street.

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‘We Come in Peace’ Lands on The Roof Garden at The MET

 

 

 

The MET Roof Garden - we come in peace

One of the many signs that Spring is here is when The Roof Garden opens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace has landed.

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On Love: The Art of Lines, Shapes & Symbols at Brookfield Place

 

 

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Rostarr (Romon K. Yang), On Love: The Art of Lines, Shapes & Symbols at Brookfield Place

From April 17 to April 29th, four artists will create large-scale calligraphic paintings on the windows of the Winter Garden, using the poetic theme of love.  The exhibition, On Love: The Art of Lines, Shapes & Symbols, will also include dance and music.

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Arts Brookfield ~ ioNATURE: Wheat Field

 

 

A new Arts Brookfield installation on West 33rd Street fills a street-level window with an interactive wheat field entitled ioNATURE: Wheat Field.

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Tauba Auerbach: Flow Separation coming to New York Harbor

 

 

 

Image via Public Art Fund

The 1930s-era, John J. Harvey Fireboat has had a lengthy history, including pumping water to firefighters at the World Trade Center after the September 11 attacks.  The Public Art Fund exhibition, Tauba Auerbach: Flow Separation will create a new look in World War I-era camouflage, just in time for the 100th Anniversary year of the end of World War 1.

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Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wind Sculpture at Doris C. Freedman Plaza

 

 

 

Doris Freedman Plaza 3-6-18 Wind Sculpture

As if blowing in the wind, the art installation, Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wind Sculpture (SG) I is the new installation beautifying the Doris C. Freedman Plaza via Public Art fund. If you haven’t been to see this graceful new sculpture, you have time. It will be on view to mid October, 2018.  And below are a few photo’s from the unveiling on March 6th.

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Creating a Park as a Tribute to the Memory of the Historic Downtown Area known as Little Syria

 

 

 

Images to be used in Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza by artist, Sara Ouhaddou for Percent for Art

The Department of Cultural Affairs of New York City, through its Percent for Art Program, issued a call for artists to submit plans for artwork that would recognize and honor the history of the downtown neighborhood known as Little Syria. The winner, French-Moroccan-artist, Sara Ouhaddou, was announced and moving forward with her installations, she has given us a glimpse of what now graces Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza, using Arabic calligraphy in asphalt and stone.

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Phyllida Barlow prop ~ Coming to the High Line in April

 

 

Photo: Installation view, Phyllida Barlow, folly, British Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2017. Photo: Ruth Clark. © British Council. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

The first artwork ever to be presented on the Northern Spur Preserve of The High Line, will be by the British artist Phyllida Barlow, and will be installed next month.

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MTA Arts & Design + Jackie Battenfield = A Beautiful New Installation

 

 

Image via Jackie Battenfield

The Avenue P on the F Train in Brooklyn can look forward to a new MTA Arts & Design installation coming soon.  The 28 new laminated glass panels, created by artist Jackie Battenfield, will grace the stairways on the ground platform. The first 7 panels are ready for installation now.

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50 New York Covers: A Public Art Project in Celebration of New York Magazine’s 50th Anniversary

 

 

Image courtesy of the artist and New York Media

My New York, A year-long campaign, will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of New York Magazine with 50 New York Covers: A Public Art Project.

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GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See from January 16-31

 

 

Anthony Barboza, Debbie Allen ‘Dancer’, 1977

GothamToGo  ~  Things to Do….Places to See from January 16-31

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elmuseo@ SVA: May Contain Moving Parts

 

 

Arnaldo Morales, “Long-liner No. 15,” 2015. Photo by Gregory R. Staley

The School of Visual Arts 2018 winter programming launches with its second iteration, “elmuseo@SVA: May Contain Moving Parts,” an exhibition representing the coming together of two New York Institutions, El Museo del Barrio and the School of Visual Arts.

Save the Dates: Opening on January 13th, Opening Reception on January 18th, Arnaldo Morales activates his kinetic work + Q&A on January 25th, and all participating artists in a panel discussion on February 1st.

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Marilyn Minter Has a 280-Foot Message ~ ME (let’s think about that)

 

 

Marilyn Minter’s video installation at Westfield World Trade Center. Image via thecut.com

Westfield World Trade Center and The Art Production Fund will unveil a digital art installation by the artist Marilyn Minter entitled I’m Not Much But I’m All I Think About on January 11th at Westfield’s underground concourse at the Oculus.

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GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See from December 15 – 31

 

 

Red Grooms: The Strand, 2017. Image via Marlborough Gallery

Keep an eye on Events/Installations from this past two weeks. Many are still on view through the Holiday Season.

Places to Go…..Things to See from December 15 – 31

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Mosaic ‘Spirit of Harlem’ on Frederick Douglass Blvd at 125th Street is Back!

 

 

 

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Spirit of Harlem is Back! May 2018

It’s back ~ Spirit of Harlem ~ With a new plaque, dedicating the Mural to the Harlem Community.

The timeline & adventure of a Community coming together to get this beloved mural back on view is below

Spirit of Harlem Mural
New plaque, dedicating the Mural to the Harlem Community

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Atlas of the Third Millennium Arrives in Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

Atlas: The Third Millennium 2016-1017 by Artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Marcus Garvey Park

With the temperature dipping to the mid-thirties, Atlas of the Third Millennium, along with its creator, the artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez, arrived for the installation in Marcus Garvey Park this past November.

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Artist, Harumi Ori + DOT on Staten Island

 

 

Harumi Ori, working in her studio

The New York City Department of Transportation Art (DOT ART) installed a new, commissioned piece by the artist Harumi Ori on Staten Island. Continue reading “Artist, Harumi Ori + DOT on Staten Island”

GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See ~ November 1-15

 

 

Premonition at Lever House

GothamToGo ~ Places to Go…..Things to See from November 1-15

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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.

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Chihuly’s ‘Chrystal Rose Tower’ Arrives in Union Square

 

 

The highly anticipated Rose Crystal Towersculpture by renowned artist, Dale Chihuly arrived in Union Square last week, brought to the Park through the efforts of Union Square Partnership, New York City Parks Department, and Marlborough Gallery.

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Rob Fisher Brings “City, 2017” to Park Avenue

 

 

New art installation presented by The Fund for Park Avenue is now on view. Check out Rob Fischer’s ‘City, 2017.’

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