Notice: Beginning Monday 12/5, the Pier 5 Sports Fields will be closed until Spring 2017.

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.

Hilary Lorenz: Birding

©BBP

Brooklyn Bridge Park is home to over 120 species of birds. For Birding, Hilary Lorenz put herself in the role of bird watcher, complete with binoculars and log book, to identify and photograph as many birds as possible throughout the Park. For six months, Lorenz made bi-weekly bird watching trips to the Park. After photographing the birds, Lorenz drew each image onto linoleum and carved it out. Using a hand crank printing press, she made multiple impressions of each block onto paper before cutting out each bird. Lorenz has arranged the richly colored and textured prints along 99 Plymouth’s hallway in groups of aquatic birds including Canada geese, mallard ducks, wood ducks, mergansers, seagulls and more. 99 Plymouth’s Community Room contains similarly produced images arranged to represent the bird habitat at the Pier 1 Salt Marsh. Lorenz will lead demonstrations of carving and printing a linoleum block on a portable printing press. Participants will be invited to ink pre-cut linoleum blocks and print an image to add to the artwork on the Community Room’s walls. For printmaking demonstration dates, click here.

Birding will be on display until early 2017. 99 Plymouth is open 8am-11pm daily.

Tom Fruin: Watertower 3: R.V. Ingersoll

©Julienne Schaer

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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