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Public Art

Admire the innovative and memorable art woven into the natural landscape of the park. From sculptures to freestanding installations, new work is introduced every year, so there’s always a reason to come back.

Jesse Chun: Twenty Five Hours

Twenty Five Hours, a site-specific exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Jesse Chun, transforms data about the Brooklyn waterfront and the East River’s tides into visual poems. Chun began the project by collecting information from diverse sources before using various methods of digital manipulation, printing, painting and drawing to create visually engaging works of Concrete Poetry. The result is an installation of text-based paintings on canvas, and pigment prints on paper and organza. Over the course of the exhibition, Chun will curate a public poetry reading by Brooklyn-based poets and artists and a hybrid workshop of poetry and drawing for children, with more details to come.

BBP will also host an opening reception for Twenty Five Hours during DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk on May 4.

Twenty Five Hours is on view now until June 20 at 99 Plymouth, open 8:00am-11:00pm daily.

Keith Ellenbogen: Underwater Wildlife New York

Underwater Wildlife New York is a project of renowned underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen and Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium, presented by Uncommon Productions. This exhibition takes visitors on a visual journey beneath the waves from Montauk, NY to Cape May, NJ through coastal and ocean waters that support a stunning array of marine wildlife and habitats. The first-of-a-kind images of Underwater Wildlife New York highlight the surprising diversity and splendor of New York’s local marine species and reveal what they need to thrive.

Underwater Wildlife New York is on view now at Empire Fulton Ferry until June 13.

Tom Fruin: Watertower 3: R.V. Ingersoll

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Watertower 3: R.V. Ingersoll, by Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin, sits atop 334 Furman and lights up the sky around Pier 5. Part of his ICON series, Fruin composed Watertower 3 from roughly one thousand salvaged scraps of acrylic, echoing the ethos of BBP’s dedication to sustainability. His vibrant acrylic panels, referencing earlier pieces such as Kolonihavehus, 2010 on display at Empire Fulton Ferry, become vibrantly illuminated by the sun during the day and solar-powered lights at night. This beacon of light is a tribute to the iconic New York watertower and is visible from numerous vantage points in and around BBP, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and New York Harbor.

Art in DUMBO

In addition to public art in BBP, DUMBO offers a wealth of art for everyone to enjoy. From murals to installations to gallery shows, there’s something for everyone right here in the neighborhood. To see complete listings of public art, galleries, and events, visit ArtInDUMBO.com.

Into the Wild, Brooklyn

Created in cooperation with the NYCDOT’s Arterventions program, the Atlantic Avenue BID, Investors Bank, and Avery Hall Investments, this mural at the Atlantic Avenue Gateway at Pier 6 enhances the Gateway’s attraction as a major pedestrian thoroughfare connecting Atlantic Avenue and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn-based artist Nelson Rivas (aka Cekis) designed the mural, titled Into the Wild, Brooklyn, with elements that reference the East River, waterfront shipping sheds, and local plant life. Cekis has exhibited worldwide and collaborated with the Bronx Museum, NYU Bronfman Center Gallery, Itinerrace Gallery France and more.

Public Art Archive

To learn more about about our previous art installations, please click on the pages below:

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