4. Public Art Initiative Installations in Harlem
“Birdhouse” by artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez will relocate to 106th Street and Lexington Avenue
The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Public Art Initiative, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Transportation Art Program (DOT Art), will be relocating four sculptures by the artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez. The four pieces, which were on exhibit in the East Harlem Art Park as part of the 30th Anniversary of Rodriguez’s original Percent for Art sculpture, Growth, will be placed throughout the neighborhood.
Fish Spine and Hummingbird will be moved to Lenox Avenue, and Birdhouse and Palenque will grace the cultural corridor of East Harlem, with Birdhouse being located across the street from the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center and Tailer Boricua, both pieces on 106th Street.
The Public Art Initiative is sponsored in part with funds provided by the Harlem Community Development Corporation (CDC). Additional installations will be announced before the summer, and will coincide with the distribution of a free art map, which will not only show locations of public art and cultural institutions from Randall’s Island to Jackie Robinson Park, but will also include an extensive list of where to eat and shop on your self-guided art tour throughout the Harlem community. Stay tuned.