New York City comes alive with outdoor art installations during the summer months, enticing viewers to visit parts of the City they might not otherwise frequent. In June, we showed you 17 outdoor installations worthy of checking out in person, but July has proven to be equally prolific. Here are 20 you shouldn’t miss:
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Created over a three-day period at the Davits Center by Haring and 1,000 youngsters for the charity CityKids Foundation. The banner measures 90′ x 30′ and is six stories in height. Image via CityKids Foundation
In 1986, Keith Haring got together with the CityKids Foundation as part of the Statue of Liberty’s 100th anniversary celebration to create “Kids Speak on Liberty,” a portrait of the statue that became known as The Liberty Banner. Coinciding with the 25th year of Haring’s passing, the banner, which has traveled the world, has been unveiled for the first time in more than two decades this in New Jersey’s Liberty State Park by CityKids Foundation President and Founder, Laurie Meadoff, the Executive Director of the Keith Haring Foundation, Julia Gruen, and other notables.
For the last four years, we’ve enjoyed the Art Students League’s public sculpture program, Model to Monument (M2M) in Riverside Park South, with new sculptures and new theme each summer. Now in their fifth and final year, June 11th was the unveiling of this year’s seven installations. This year’s theme – “Patterns of Nature”, with the works installed in Riverside Park South between 59th Street and 72nd Street, along the waterfront.
June not only brings us an exciting crop of new outdoor art installations, but we still have several from our May list that will be up for another month or more. Here are 17 installations that should not be missed this month:
Through the NYC Parks and The Fund for Park Avenue, Marlborough Gallery has brought us seven Santiago Calatrava sculptures that will grace the Park Avenue mall from June 8th through mid-November beginning at East 52nd Street. The seven sculptures are of painted aluminum construction and range in size, with the tallest piece standing eighteen feet. The traffic median has most recently hosted works like Ewerdt Hilgemann’s implosion sculptures and Alice Aycock’s Park Avenue Paper Chase.