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Public Art
for Everyone

High Line Art is dedicated to expanding the role of contemporary art in public spaces. We commission and produce world-class art projects on and around the High Line, sparking the dialogue that is an essential element of city life.

High Line Art is dedicated to expanding the role of contemporary art in public spaces. We commission and produce world-class art projects on and around the High Line, sparking the dialogue that is an essential element of city life.

COMMISION

Julia Phillips’ Observer, Observed

On the High Line at 26th Street

Julia Phillips crafts a custom shape set of binoculars, cast in bronze and attached to an adjustable metal support structure. Visitors can interact with the sculpture by looking through the binoculars onto the adjacent streets and buildings, and experience an unexpected flip in the power dynamics of watching and being watched via a nearby screen.

 

 

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NOW ON VIEW
COMMISSION

Freedom’s Stand

Faheem Majeed presents Freedom’s Stand, an homage to the role of Black newspapers in the US across nearly 200 years.

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CHANNEL

Chung Kuo (Ck2k2x)

Cheng Ran presents the US premiere of his feature-length film, which reimagines Michelangelo Antonioni’s controversial documentary Chung Kuo, Cina from 1972.

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COMMISSION

Windy

On the High Line at 24th Street, Meriem Bennani’s Windy, a co-commission by High Line Art and Audemars Piguet Contemporary, is a motorized spinning tornado inspired by New York City’s frenzied and intoxicating energy.

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COMMISSION

You know who I am

An iconic symbol of freedom wears a new face: Paola Pivi’s commission on the High Line at 16th Street recreates the Statue of Liberty, wearing a playful mask of someone whose experience of freedom is connected to the United States.

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Women & Children

On the High Line at Little West 12th Street, Nina Beier presents a fountain composed of found bronze sculptures of women and children, crying cartoonish tears.

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PLINTH

Untitled (drone)

Sam Durant’s large-scale fiberglass sculpture in the shape of an abstracted drone atop a 25-foot-tall steel pole continues High Line Art’s mission of presenting new, powerful, thought-provoking artworks that generate and amplify some of today’s most important conversations.

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The Baayfalls

Jordan Casteel’s double portrait turned mural extends the Harlem sidewalk to the park, connecting public spaces of different neighborhoods across the city.

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About High Line Art

The High Line is the only park in New York City with a dedicated multimedia contemporary art program, which we offer to audiences, rain or shine, 365 days a year—all for free. We present works by national and international artists at varying stages of their careers, from emerging voices to those long established. Led by Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Director & Chief Curator, High Line Art invites artists to engage with the unique architecture, history, and design of the High Line in creative and provocative ways. Through art, we foster a productive dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood and urban landscape.

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Commissions

Commissions

We work with world-renowned artists to commission temporary, site-specific sculptures, installations, and murals that are visible from the High Line and the surrounding neighborhood.

We work with world-renowned artists to commission temporary, site-specific sculptures, installations, and murals that are visible from the High Line and the surrounding neighborhood.

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Channel

Channel

On the High Line at 14th Street we screen a rotating selection of video art, including both new and historic works.

On the High Line at 14th Street we screen a rotating selection of video art, including both new and historic works.

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Performances

Performances

Artists create participatory, dynamic performances and transformative experiences that take advantage of the High Line’s setting.

Artists create participatory, dynamic performances and transformative experiences that take advantage of the High Line’s setting.

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Plinth

Plinth

Located on the Spur at 10th Avenue and 30th Street, this new landmark destination for major public art commissions launched in 2019.

Located on the Spur at 10th Avenue and 30th Street, this new landmark destination for major public art commissions launched in 2019.

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The public is our patron

You can power the arts by supporting the High Line. With your tax-deductible donation, you’ll help us make world-class contemporary artworks free and open to everyone.

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Explore

Programs

There’s always something new to experience on the High Line, from dance to meditation to civic engagement to family events. 

Gardens

Our gardens are diverse and ever-changing, with more than fifteen distinct planting zones and 150,000 plants.

Park Features

The High Line offers nearly 1.5 miles of creative and innovative public space designs. Discover your new favorite spot.

Support

Lead support for High Line Art comes from Amanda and Don Mullen. Major support is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons, The Brown Foundation, Inc., and Charina Endowment Fund. Project support is provided by Charlotte Feng Ford and Vivian and James Zelter. Additional support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Adrienne Adams.

Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by members of the High Line Plinth Committee and contemporary art leaders committed to realizing major commissions and engaging in the public success of the Plinth: Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons, Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros, Elizabeth Belfer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Fairfax Dorn, Steve Ells, Kerianne Flynn, Andy and Christine Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller and David B. Heller, J. Tomilson and Janine Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard and Harvey Schwartz, Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Amanda and Don Mullen, Douglas Oliver and Sherry Brous, Mario Palumbo and Stefan Gargiulo, Susan and Stephen Scherr, Susan and David Viniar, and Anonymous.

Nina Beier, Women & Children, is made possible, in part, by New Carlsberg Foundation.

Audemars Piguet

Meriem Bennani, Windy, is a co-commission by High Line Art and Audemars Piguet Contemporary.

Paola Pivi, You know who I am, is made possible, in part, by an in-kind donation from Matteo Visconti, Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan, and support from Perrotin and Massimo De Carlo; with thanks to the engineering firm Pro Iter, Milan.

Jordan Casteel, The Baayfalls, is made possible, in part, by an in-kind donation from Morgenstern Capital and Canvas Property Group. Additional in-kind support is provided by Colossal Media.

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