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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.

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    Dahn Vo: We the People

    We The People ©James Ewing

    A major new dual-site exhibition inspired by the Statue of Liberty, We the People is a copper replica of the statue in 250 parts fabricated over the course of four years using the original techniques and materials. Visitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park will see a replica of the draped sleeve of the statue’s arm which holds the golden torch. This colossal, 13-piece section will be assembled into three forms and presented alongside the ear of the statue. We the People will be on display at the Pier 3 Greenway Terrace through December 6, 2014. Please click here to learn more about Dahn Vo: We the People and the Public Art Fund.

    Please click here to download PAF’s Educator Guide to the exhibit.
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    Tom Fruin and CoreAct: Reflection/Kolonihavehus

    Reflection/Kolonihavehus ©Ryan Waddoups

    Reflection/Kolonihavehus is a poetic performance installation that is experienced on several levels; as an intimate performance and/or a sculptural intervention in an urban space, 24 hours a day. This piece can be seen as a poetic interpretation concerning our daily choices or lack of choices and their consequences to our common future. The colorful glass house sculpture is created by internationally renowned sculptor Tom Fruin. Reflection/Kolonihavehus is currently on display at the end of the Empire Fulton Ferry boardwalk.

    Joan Pamboukes: Where the River Meets the Sky

    Where The River Meets The Sky ©Ryan Waddoups

    Where the River Meets the Sky is a landscape comprised of images from the popular and infamously violent video game Grand Theft Auto. This site-specific work incorporates images from the virtual East River in GTA’s Liberty City, composed so the actual East River meets the digital version at its shore. As gaming technology develops and “open world” games give players more autonomy in an environment that more faithfully reproduces our own, Pamboukes is interested in the ways this technology affects our humanity. Her work investigates our experience of life via the profusion of false realities provided by video games, where images and narratives we create through play become imbedded within our past and are mingled with personal memories and emotions. Where the River Meets the Sky is currently on display at Pebble Beach at Main Street.

    Erin Hudak: SEE THRU

    SEE THRU ©Ryan Waddoups

    Erin Hudak’s SEE THRU is a mirror text installation that is both playful and pensive. It reflects the viewers passing by, as well as the surrounding buildings, combining them into one experience. Playing on the changes in the area, the installation highlights the structural elements at this intersection, both old and new. SEE THRU examines our perception of one another and our surroundings, seeing through both. SEE THRU is currently on display at the edge of Main Street Park at the intersection of Plymouth and Adams Streets under the Manhattan Bridge.

    Public Art Archive

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

    2008 2009 2010
    2011 2012 2013

    Public Art Permits

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