6. Socrates Sculpture Park Has Had Its Fair Share of Quirky Works of Art

The wide range of artworks inside Socrates Sculpture Park is truly impressive. Sometimes, you’ll have a humorous piece like Monument to Walkencreated by artist Bryan Zanisnik. It features 10 concrete busts of Walken and a comic (created by collaborator Eric Winkler) that outlines his history in Astoria, where he was born.

In 2015, New York City-based artist Agnes Denes also presented “Living Pyramid” on Socrates Sculpture Park’s East River waterfront. The site-specific earthwork tied together environmental priorities, social hierarchies and Denes’s own fascination with pyramid structures in a participatory (and evolving) art piece. Its lifecycle started in April 2015, and as the pyramid grew, the public was invited for a planting event on May 17th, coinciding with the park’s spring opening.

Also make sure to check out the other emerging artists chosen for Socrate Sculpture Park’s annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition (EAF).  This year, the winners will be exhibiting their work from September 25, 2016 to March 13, 2017. Read more here.