June is reopening month for New York City! With the weather warming up, the city has lots of outdoor art premiering in fun destinations to check out. The month seems to be full of one-stop-shopping for art happenings. Take a ferry to Governors Island for a rare career survey of artist Meg Webster, among with other installations on the island, or tour the Rockefeller Center campus for its first solo-artist exhibition with multiple pieces by artist Sanford Biggers. There are lots more to choose from, so enjoy new public art this June and be sure to keep reading to catch installations still on view from previous months!
1. PUBLIC WATER at Prospect Park
PUBLIC WATER is an eco-conscious, active ten-foot geodesic dome installation in Prospect Park that invites the public to consider this precious resource. According to artist Mary Mattingly, “The sculpture draws from the minerals and geologic features of the watershed to filter water. PUBLIC WATER brings attention to New York City’s drinking water system in order to build more reciprocal exchanges between people who live in New York City’s drinking watershed and its drinking-water users in the city, to promote care and commons.”
The project includes a water-filtering sculptural ecosystem and a self-guided walking tour through the park’s watershed, designed in connection with the launch of ecoWEIR, a natural filtration pilot project for the park’s manmade watercourse. It is on view through September 7, 2021.