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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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Judith Peck, Ladies of Steel

Judith Peck, Ladies of Steel
July 2001 to February 2002
Second Avenue and 47th Street
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Manhattan

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

Seated Woman, pictured here, is one of the three Ladies of Steel by sculptor Judith Peck on view at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. These abstract female forms, descriptively titled, Seated Woman - Red, Falling Woman, and Reclining Woman - Black, Red and Yellow, will on display at the plaza until February 2002. Judith Peck cut, bent, welded, and painted sheets of steel to bring form to the Ladies who range in lengths from 6 to 8 feet.

Image caption: Teruko Nimura and Rachel Alex Crist, Spaces, 2018.

Various Artists, New Monuments for New Cities
September 26, 2019 to November 7, 2019
at 14th Street
The High Line, Manhattan
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Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.


New Monuments for New Cities is the inaugural project of the High Line Network Joint Art Initiative, a new collaboration between infrastructure reuse projects in North America. For the exhibition, five urban reuse projects that are part of the High Line Network invited five of their local artists or artist groups to create proposals (in the form of posters) for new monuments, both possible and impossible to build, that question the format itself and envision its future. The exhibition opens in New York after traveling to Houston, Austin, Chicago, and Toronto throughout 2019.

Participating artists include: Regina Agu, Nicole Awai, Judith Bernstein, Susan Blight, Daniela Cavazos Madrigal, Jamal Cyrus, Eric J. García, Guerrilla Girls, Coco Guzman, Hans Haacke, Tonika Johnson, Life of a Craphead (Amy Lam and Jon McCurley), An Te Liu, Teruko Nimura and Rachel Alex Crist, Chris Pappan, Denise Prince, Phillip Pyle, II, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Richard Santiago (TIAGO), Xaviera Simmons, Sin Huellas artists: Delilah Montoya and Jimmy Castillo, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff, Vincent Valdez, Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin, and Quentin VerCetty.

This exhibition is presented by the Friends of the High Line

Image courtesy of the artist

Judith Modrak, Our Memories
May 1, 2018 to January 27, 2019
Thomas Paine Park, Manhattan
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Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Our Memories is an evolving audience participatory installation. Recognizing the need to record one's personal experience, these neuron-inspired sculptures contain cavities in which participants place a color-coded "memory stone". The memory stones are classified into six emotive categories: joy, anger, love, sadness, fear, and surprise. This active act of recollection not only stirs up personal memories, it also physiologically generates a new collective memory. The Our Memories project is both a larger memorial piece, made complete by thousands of individual memories from people all over the world, and an experience that connects us to our core and to one another.

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