16. The Flag Project at Rockefeller Center
In collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme and the Climate Museum, Rockefeller Center will present the third annual The Flag Project. Each year, art created by the public is placed on display on one of the 193 flagpoles that surround the Plaza. For 2022, submissions include mixed-medium artwork celebrating “Only One Earth,” with the winning designs being transformed into eco-friendly biodegradable flags.
Past artists featured in The Flag Project include Jeff Koons, KAWS, Marina Abramovich, and Ryan McGinley. In honor of Earth Day, these flags will be flown over Rockefeller Center through May 6, 2022. They will also be flown again on June 5th for World Environment Day.