The High Line Blog

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    #EmptyHighLine: Scenes from an Early Morning Stroll

    Photo by @aloarowaThere are very few (good) reasons to awake at 5:30 AM, but the promise of a picturesque sunrise and room to roam brought out a snap-happy group of Instagrammers to the park on Wednesday, July 23. We joined with Instagram to welcome a small group to visit the park before it opene... read more
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    A Closer Look at Archeo: Josh Kline's Skittles

    Josh Kline's Skittles part of the High Line Art group exhibition, Archeo. Photo by Timothy SchenckJosh Kline’s Skittles, part of the group exhibition Archeo, is an industrial refrigerator containing smoothies produced by the artist using unconventional and poetic combinations of ingredients, incl... read more
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    High Line Art: Ryan McNamara's Misty Malarky Ying Yang

    Photo by @gabrielaineszOn July 16 and 17, High Line Art presented Misty Malarky Ying Yang, a new performance by artist Ryan McNamara that celebrated the 35th anniversary of President Jimmy Carter’s famous 1979 “Malaise Speech.”The nationally televised speech focused on the ongoing energy crisis. ... read more
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    The Longest Minute: Time Line on the High Line

    Participants take their spot on the line. Photo by Liz LigonHow long is a minute?This was the question posed by artist David Lamelas during his performance Time Line on the High Line. The interactive piece took place in three different locations throughout the park on July 22, 23, and 24. Park v... read more
  • Winter Guide to the High Line

    The winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) on the High Line near West 21st Street. Photo by Barry Munger.  Temperatures may be dropping, but you will find a beautiful landscape, thought-provoking public art, and engaging public programs at the High Line over the next few months. Here are a ... read more
  • Warming Up for a Fall Performance on the High Line

    Members of the Hudson Guild and Dances for a Variable Populations preparing for "Autumn Crossing," a dance performance coming up next month on the High Line. The group choreographs simple, spontaneous movements based on personal memories.  This summer, just a block away from the High Line... read more
  • Wandering Band on the High Line

    The Chelsea Grasslands as imagined with Wandering Band musicians. Original Photo By Rik Panganiban and Adapted By Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria.  Because the High Line was designed to be an open space for all people to enjoy, and because art, in general, makes our brains happy, we're looki... read more
  • Vox Populi: Decide Who Will #GetBusted on the High Line

    You can nominate and vote for a person who you would like to see commemorated in a sculpture on the High Line. How would you like to see a sculpture of your favorite person grace the High Line? For thousands of years, people have been erecting monuments of public figures in parks. Isn’t it tim... read more
  • Vote Now! Who Deserves to #GetBusted on the High Line?

    Nominees clockwise from left: Dorothy Parker, Peter Obletz, Magda Sawon, Daniel Reddan, and Florent Morellet. Photo of Peter Obletz by Peter Richards, photo of Dorothy Parker by unknown photographer.   As part of Busted, High Line Art’s latest group exhibition, we will be commissioning an... read more
  • Visitors Leave Their Mark on Jennifer West's "One Mile Parkour Film"

    Artist Jennifer West with her filmstrip One Mile Parkour Film. Photo by Liz Ligon  On Thursday, September 13th High Line Art presented One Mile Parkour Film, a day-long performance by Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer West, in which the artist and High Line staff adhered a one-mile-long f... read more