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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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Kiki Smith, Sirens and Harpies, Bronze

Various Artists, 2002 Whitney Biennial Art in Parks
March 7, 2002 to May 26, 2002
Central Park, Manhattan

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

Parks, the Central Park Conservancy, and the Public Art Fund hosted the outdoor component of the 2002 Whitney Biennial. Works by five of the 113 artists selected for inclusion in the 2002 biennial were displayed in Central Park. Artists included are Keith Edmier, Kim Sooja, Roxy Paine, Kiki Smith, and Brian Tolle.

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.


Vertical Formation by Anthony Padovano

14 Sculptors Inc., Urban Air Forms
August 15, 2002 to October 22, 2002
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

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

This group show of eight sculptures, titled Urban Air Forms, was on view in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. These works were located in the floral beds of the rotunda, just off the Passarelle ramp, near the entrance to the United States Tennis Center.

The arts organization which assembled this show is known as 14 Sculptors Inc. The group, originally based in Soho, New York, has been exhibiting since 1973. The installation is sponsored by the Rockaway Artists Alliance. These experimental sculptures are diverse in style, material and content.

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See all eight sculptures from the show.

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