Photo by Etienne Frossard

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.

Priscila De Carvalho: Before Now

Priscila De Carvalho took inspiration for her new installation, Before Now, from the encounters between nature, the environment, the present, and the past. She combined figurative and abstract elements of Brooklyn Bridge Park, represented respectively by architecture and plant life, to show how the natural world intersects with and weaves through the urban environment. De Carvalho’s work offers a dynamic landscape narrative, an abundant fantasy garden of intricate flora, based on her own photographs and explorations of the park as well as historical images of the area. In 99 Plymouth’s Community Room, a site-specific installation combines wall paintings with light boxes to create complex, overlaid imagery of a frenetic, laden landscape that is at once urban and ecologically lush. Before Now was painted with assistance from Brooklyn High School of the Arts students.

Before Now will remain on display until early April 2017.
99 Plymouth and its Community Room are open from 8:00am to 11:00pm daily.

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:

2008 2009 2010 2011
2012 2013 2014 2015
2016

Public Art Permits

Interested in displaying your art in the park? Please click here to read the guidelines and submit an application.

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