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New High Line Art Videos and Performances

What happens when an artist rides a kayak on dry land? Find out with Roman Signer’s video Kayak, playing on a loop on High Line Channel 22 at West 22nd Street beginning at dusk. And on High Line Channel 14, in the 14th Street Passage, see Solar, an exhibition in video format, on a loop from 5:00 to 10:00 PM each evening. Part of Marfa Dialogues / New York, Solar examines climate change science, environmental activism, and artistic practice. Kayak and Solar will be on view through Wednesday, December 4.

Would you like to see an artist deep-fry a saxophone? Join Jamal Cyrus in the 14th Street Passage at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 16, for his performance Texas Fried Tenor (2012). Following Cyrus's dynamic soundscape, artist Benjamin Patterson will perform a new work A Penny for Your Thoughts at 2:45 PM. Patterson, a founding member of avant-garde artist group Fluxus, will offer participants newspaper hats in exchange for an idea, imbuing the performance with a sense of humor. Both performances are part of Performa 13.

See all of High Line Art's current programs.

Farewell Talk by Robert Hammond

After more than 14 years of saving, transforming, and working on the High Line, Co-Founder Robert Hammond will be stepping down as Executive Director of Friends of the High Line at the end of 2013. Robert, who announced his plans to leave this past February, will share his reflections on the cultural institution he created with Co-Founder Joshua David at a farewell talk on Thursday, December 5. Come celebrate Robert's dedication, vision, and leadership.

To learn more about the hard work, innovative thinking, and sheer nerve that went into the creation of the High Line, see Robert and Joshua's acceptance speech for the Vincent Scully Prize, recorded earlier this fall.

See the Latest Rail Yards Designs

On Monday, November 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, join us at the School of Visual Arts Theatre for a presentation on the latest design concept for the Spur at the rail yards.

James Corner and Ric Scofidio of the High Line Design Team will present the newest design for the Spur, an expansive section of the High Line located at 30th Street and 10th Avenue. Afterward, Co-Founder Robert Hammond will give an update on the progress of construction at the rail yards — the High Line's third and final section — and the project's timeline.

Just Arrived: One-of-a-kind High Line Billboard Art Totes

Carry a piece of High Line Art with you. The High Line Shop has a new arrival of limited-edition High Line Billboard tote bags ($55.00). These extraordinary totes were fashioned from decommissioned works in the High Line Billboard series. The vinyl billboards were treated with plant-based cleaners before being pieced together and crafted into unique tote bags. And because each bag is one-of-a-kind, every tote will boast an original pattern and color scheme. Featured High Line Billboard artists include John Baldessari, Maurizio Cattelan, Paola Pivi, Allen Ruppersberg, and Thomas Bayrle.

The High Line Is Hiring

Friends of the High Line is currently looking for passionate, dedicated candidates to fill positions in our Operations, Development, and Administrative Departments. View our Jobs page for a complete list of open positions.

Highlights from the Web

High Line Blog
High Line Photographer Steven Severinghaus never fails to delight us. Learn more about this dedicated volunteer.

Before the High Line was built, the legendary West Side Cowboys protected urban travelers from street-level trains.

We’ll take "At the Track" for $1,000, Alex.

What does the High Line look like at dawn? We invited a group of volunteer photographers on a special early-morning tour of the park

Make a reservation to see Carol Bove’s High Line Commission Caterpillar, installed in the High Line at the Rail Yards.

Help the High Line Grow — All Year Round!

2014 will be a great year for the High Line. Together, we can open the final section — the High Line at the Rail Yards — and create another half-mile to this incredible park. But we need your help to keep the park growing, and to keep it beautiful every day.

Please consider joining the Highliners, a group of loyal members who make monthly automatic gifts to sustain the park. With monthly contributions of $10 or more, Highliners provide essential support to keep the park thriving.

Plus, if you become a Highliner now, you’ll receive our stainless steel water bottle — and other special recognitions — to thank you for your commitment.

Friends of the High Line
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New York, NY 10011
(212) 206-9922

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The High Line is managed by a partnership between Friends of the High Line and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

Images from top to bottom: Brian Hou; Timothy Schenck; Liz Ligon; Timothy Schenck; Rowa Lee; Rowa Lee

High Line Art is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art is made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr. and The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, with additional support from David Zwirner Gallery, and Vital Projects Fund, Inc. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Additional support for Solar comes from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in collaboration with Ballroom Marfa and the Public Concern Foundation.

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