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Art & Antiquities

With more than 800 public monuments in our permanent collection, and dozens of works of outdoor temporary works of public art exhibited every year, our parks are New York City’s greatest public gallery. Find out what’s on display now.

Celebrating 50 Years of Art in the Parks

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of our Art in the Parks program! Visit more than 50 public artworks currently on view in our parks, and celebrate with us at our upcoming anniversary events.

The Happening

On October 21, 2017, we're transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a day of public art to celebrate our milestone. Art lovers, families, and park-goers will be delighted by free art exhibits, performances, and hands-on art workshops.

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Public Art Map and Guide

Find out which current exhibits are on display near you, and browse our permanent monument collection.

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The sculpture collection in New York City's parks constitutes the greatest outdoor public art museum in the United States.

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Emerging and established artists exhibit their works in New York City parks, playgrounds, and traffic islands in the five boroughs. See what’s on view now!

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The gallery shows a mixture of contemporary art, nature, history, community-related programming related to NYC parks. See what’s on view now!

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Wondering how you can have your work displayed by NYC Parks? Read our guides to temporary art installations.

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