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.

Rush Arts: By My Window Have I For Scenery

Meridith McNeal

Brooklyn Bridge Park is thrilled to welcome back the talented young artists of Rush Arts Summer Session to 99 Plymouth. Rush Education Programs provide students with contemporary art education. This year’s installation draws from the works of Rush Director of Education, Meridith McNeal. McNeal’s paintings often depict vibrant land and cityscapes viewed through diversely styled, open or closed windows, which invite the viewer to consider not just what lies outside them, but within them as well. After viewing McNeal’s exhibitions in Brooklyn galleries and visiting BBP’s Empire Fulton Ferry section, the students designed their original paintings based on photographic references of the park. The paintings, collectively titled By My Window Have I For Scenery, make the latest entry in the program of rotating art installations at 99 Plymouth.

By My Window Have I For Scenery will be on display until August 21, 2017. The Community Room and Gallery are open 8am-11pm daily.

THE FENCE

THE FENCE ©Etienne Frossard

THE FENCE is an annual collaboration between United Photo Industries, Photo District News, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and many more organizations that join forces to curate and produce this unique exhibition aimed at fostering conversations and exploring new thematic directions in photography. This year’s works fit seven thematic categories: Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistently attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, providing them with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities. Find THE FENCE at Empire Fulton Ferry and along the greenway.

Anish Kapoor: Descension

Descension ©James Ewing

World renowned artist Anish Kapoor’s Descension comes to New York for the first time as part of Public Art Fund’s 40th Anniversary season. Kapoor, known for sculptures like Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park, previously installed Descension at India’s Kochi-Muziris biennale in 2014 and at Versailles in 2015. Descension creates a negative space alive with energy, continuously in process, that invites audiences to peer into its depths. Through Descension, Kapoor blurs the boundaries between nature, landscape, and art, allowing us to perceive space differently.

Descension is on view now at Pier 1’s Bridge View Lawn until September 10. Open 9:00am-8:00pm daily except during inclement weather. Learn more here.

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

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