3. Pratt Institute Sculpture Park

Pratt Institute Sculpture ParkPratt Institute Sculpture Garden

Although temporarily closed due to coronavirus, the Pratt Institute Sculpture Park in Brooklyn contains over 60 pieces of large-scale sculptural work. Famous artists like the architect of The Oculus‘Santiago Calatrava, Mark di Suvero, and Tony Rosenthal have their works featured at the sculpture park. “Deepening a sense of place, the Sculpture Park stimulates diverse audience responses, encourages questioning and curiosity, and creates lively gathering spots for campus users,” the Institute writes.

Among the works featured are Calatrava’s S7, made of painted plate aluminum in the shape of a circle, Sandy Macleod’s Uplifting, consisting of found architectural and industrial objects, and di Suvero’s Paintbrush, inspired by the cut-outs of Henri Matisse. Other noteworthy works include Grace Knowlton’s 6 Copper Spheres, Siah Armajani’s Picnic Table, David Henderson’s Skylark, and Ilan Averbuch’s The Book of Stone and Steel. A full guide to the sculpture park’s pieces can be found on their website.