Art in the Parks

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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Image credit: photo by Angus Mordant, courtesy of the artist

Kris Perry, Mother Earth

August 12, 2020 to August 11, 2021
Beach 98 St. at Rockaway Boardwalk
, Queens

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

Mother Earth draws on an array of architectural elements,  from temples, mosques, and churches to the open columned spaces of Classical Greek buildings. The spire directs the viewer’s gaze skyward while its reflected shape points back down towards the Earth. Visitors are encouraged to occupy the sculpture’s central space where one can look outward upon the landscape in a moment of introspection. The 35-foot-tall sculpture is made of Corten steel, a material that will evolve with the seasons and site.

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