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Artist Talk with Zaq Landsberg

Thursday, June 9, 2022

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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Landsberg’s public artwork pays tribute to Revolutionary War hero Margaret Corbin (1751–1800), considered the first woman to fight for America, and namesake of several Fort Tryon Park features. Corbin took control of her fallen husband’s cannon and fought during the Battle of Fort Washington at this site in 1776. The artwork takes the form of the tomb effigies at The Met Cloisters, figuratively and aesthetically stitching together the Revolutionary War battlefield and the ahistorical, relocated medieval French abbeys that comprise the Cloisters. In addition to paying homage to a lesser-known female historical figure, Landsberg’s sculpture contributes to the contemporary conversation around representation in monuments and public commemoration.

This program is presented in partnership with the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

The Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award is granted to one emerging artist who submits the most compelling proposal for an outdoor sculpture in a New York City park. The grantee receives an award of $10,000 to create their proposed artwork. This award was made possible with support from Janet and John Koehne.


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Linden Terrace, Fort Tryon Park



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Art & Antiquities, Fort Tryon Park Trust, Zaq Landsberg,

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Fort Tryon Park

We're reconstructing some of the pathways in Fort Tryon Park to improve park access. This work will be done in phases. During Phase 1, the path along Broadway between Arden Street and near Sherman Avenue, and the connecting path west, are currently closed. Please use alternate pathways.

To learn more about this project and to track our progress, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

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