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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.

Jeppe Hein: Please Touch the Art

©Etienne Frossard

Danish artist Jeppe Hein’s parkwide installation, Please Touch the Art, presented by Public Art Fund, features 17 playful sculptures designed specifically for public interaction. Jeppe, now based in Berlin and Copenhagen, studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Art and the Stadelschule in Frankfurt. His works have appeared all over the world. This exhibition includes two distinct bodies of work: a large Mirror Labyrinth, featuring evenly-spaced vertical elements of varying heights made from mirror-polished stainless steel that multiply the surrounding landscape; and 16 Modified Social Benches that upend the idea of a traditional park bench with their unconventional angled, curved, twisted, and bent forms.

Bring along this print-at-home scavenger hunt to mark off which pieces you’ve seen. Can you find them all?

Sarah Conarro: Come Say Hey

Sarah Conarro’s multimedia project, Come Say Hey, finds its latest home at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Portraying a fictional advice consultant known as “Fiora Foryourinformation,” Conarro sets up a pop up stand in various locations around the park and collects advice from visitors on any and every topic. She then adds this advice to a growing digital database that she’s collected from around the country. The database is compiled into a bank of “tools” for artists to collaborate on new works of art. For this iteration, the result is an evolving multimedia installation at 99 Plymouth with collaborators John Crowe and Elizabeth Colestock Collins. Crowe explores the park’s landscape, chronicling the park’s seasonal changes and activities on 16mm film. Using alternative film techniques to assert the park’s gestures, the cumulative video on display will grow throughout the installation. Colestock Collins uses elements of time-as-design as she interprets the experience into a new, abstract, map-based animation piece. Come Say Hey will be on display through November 7, 2015.

Sarah Conarro is an artist and educator living in Brooklyn, New York. Working within community, non-profit, school, gallery, and museum settings, her practice centers around creating settings for people to talk and/or collaborate, especially people who may have otherwise never crossed paths.

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.


THE FENCE is a collaboration between United Photo Industries, Photo District News (PDN), Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Flash Forward Festival, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) as they join forces to curate and produce this unique site-specific exhibition aimed at fostering conversations and exploring new thematic directions in photography. Armed with the task of curating such a large, public exhibition, UPI assembles a jury of more than 30 highly-respected photography professionals from around the world, who offer their time, energy and years of experience to curate this monumental outdoor exhibition – presenting the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world to a combined audience of over 1.5 million visitors each summer.

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

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

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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