It may be the beginning of March, but spring is already in the air, moving artwork from beyond the confines of walls and out for public viewing. Outdoor art installations are popping on The High Line, and in Astor Place, The Garment District, and the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, unveiling larger-than-life sculptures and murals that are both thought-provoking and fun.
In addition to public art works, indoor exhibits include Asia Week, the Armory Show, and Armory Art Week(s). Here are 14 exhibits and installations not to miss this month:
14. Dorothy Iannone’s ‘I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door’ on The High Line
Photo by Timothy Schenck, courtesy The High Line
The very controversial artist, Dorothy Iannone, has something to say, and High Line Art has received her message with the forthcoming debut of her large-scale mural installation coming to 22nd Street. The piece, which pays homage to “freedom promised by immigration to America,” features three colorful Statues of Liberty, with the words “I Life My Lamp Beside the Golden Door” running between them. The excerpt is taken from Emma Lazarus’s poem, “The New Colossus,” engraved on a bronze plaque mounted inside the Statue of Liberty.