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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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May 20, 2019 to May 19, 2020
Duarte Square, Manhattan


Using the repoussé technique, artist Robert Lobe has recreated a tree that was torn out of the ground during Superstorm Sandy.  Lobe hammered aluminum around the felled tree and corresponding bolder to replicate their shattered forms. Though the original tree was located in along the Appalachian Trail in Northwest New Jersey at Harmony Ridge Farm and Campground, this sculpture also acts as a temporary memorial to and reminder of the storm’s devastation in downtown Manhattan, the artist’s home. 

This majestic sculpture embodies the current conversations around climate change and global warming. Though the crippled tree is ominous and threatening, Lobe has also captured the beauty of the original tree and its surrounding environment.

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