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Through collaborations with a diverse group of arts organizations and artists, Parks bringsto the public both experimental and traditional art in many park locations. Please browse ourlist of current exhibits below, explore our archives of past exhibits or readmore about the Art in the Parks Program.

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Courtesy of Christopher Dawson

Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Playground Parachutes

October 1, 2016 to November 1, 2016
Vesuvio Playground, Manhattan

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.


Playground Parachutes is an installation of four large-scale murals by New York-based artist Isca Greenfield-Sanders, made in collaboration with over 200 children at the Children’s Museum of the Arts. For this community-based, public art project the artist chose an image from her 2008 parachute series, which she gridded into 72 square tiles and printed in the four basic CMYK colors. The tiles were then enhanced with colored pencils by young artists who explored mark making techniques with CMA Teaching Artists. The colored pieces were returned to the artist, who reassembled the composition. Each piece can be singled out in the larger composition, but when taken within the whole piece, each specific style blends into the overall picture. The artist’s original image is now enhanced with the visions of the many students who added to the tiles.

This exhibition is presented by Green Below 14 and SmartSpaces, in partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts.

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