PUBLIC ART GIVES EXPRESSION TO GLOBAL DIALOGUE AND
A visit to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza reveals an ever-changing display of impressive sculptural works curated through NYC Parks & Recreation “Art in the Parks” program. Each exhibit remains on display for three to six months. All are self-funded through the artists, their agents or sponsors. Our organization plays a collaborative role in approaching artists from around the world and facilitating the process.
Most exhibits are installed on the sculpture platform at the top of the steps near the entrance dome at Second Avenue and East 47th Street. However, some artists such as Steinunn Thorarinnsdottir have utilized the entire Plaza, encouraging interplay with the public. Large pieces have also graced the area between the park café and First Avenue (UN Plaza). The park’s location and historic role as a gateway to the United Nations inspires works with universal and humanitarian themes.
Some have delighted, others have inspired awe, all have touched us…one emitted sounds of whales.