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Art in the Parks

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

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!

Celebrate 50 Years of Art in the Parks

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Michael Poast, Baroque Trajectory (Steel)

Michael Poast, Baroque Trajectory (Steel)
July 2001 to July 2002
Trinity Place, Greenwich Street & Morris Street, Manhattan

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

Sculptor Michael Poast chose the title of this sculpture to reference his inspiration, Italian Baroque Sculptor Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, and to describe the trajectory that is the extension of the lines that Poast articulates in welded steel.

This installation is part of Poast's Color Music series in which he represents music in physical space. Using the visual qualities of color and shape as a form of musical notation and the sculpture itself as an instrument, Poast explains that "the system is based on the idea that color sensations can trigger correlations to musical sound in a performer who is sensitive to visual experience. By combining visual and aural stimuli, the system and its use can result in an extremely powerful form of expression."

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.

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