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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.

NOW ON VIEW
BILLBOARD

Sitting Pretty and Sing It Like You Mean It

Featured on the High Line – Moynihan Connector Billboard, Derrick Adams’ Sitting Pretty and Sing It Like You Mean It focus on the pivotal moment between the 1970s and 1990s as national television attempted to more realistically reflect the diversity of its audience.

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CHANNEL

SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE

Screening daily starting at 5pm, SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE explores the human quest for meaning and connection amidst forces that feel beyond our control—climate change, politics, war, violence, colonial legacies, and feelings of isolation brought on by the digital age.

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COMMISSION

Curtain Call

Karon Davis pays homage to the labor exerted by ballet dancers with Curtain Call, on the High Line at 23rd Street. The larger-than-life bowing ballerina is part of Davis’ newest series, Beauty Must Suffer, which examines the life and labor of Black dancers in their tireless pursuit of flawless form within the historically European tradition of ballet.

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COMMISSION

Thank You Darling

On the High Line at 22nd Street, Lily van der Stokker presents a monumental mural that actively engages with its audience, expressing gratitude to all those who pass, while reclaiming intimate language that is often disparaged for being feminine and unserious.

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COMMISSION

On Growth

Kapwani Kiwanga presents On Growth, a sculpture of a fern encased in glass that draws on the histories of institutional and commercial botanic nurseries, which heavily influenced the scientific understanding of plants and horticulture of today.

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COMMISSION

WHAT IF THEY BARK?

Cosima von Bonin brings her ongoing work WHAT IF THEY BARK? to the High Line, installing a group of anthropomorphic fish sculptures above the park’s iconic 10th Avenue Square.

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PLINTH

Old Tree

For the third High Line Plinth commission, Pamela Rosenkranz presents Old Tree, a bright red and pink sculpture that animates myriad historical archetypes wherein the tree of life connects heaven and earth.

 

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Commission

Painful Arc II (Shoulder-High)

Located under the Standard, High Line, Painful Arc II (Shoulder-High) is Baseera Khan’s monument to the ecosystem of labor and people around the world who make the High Line possible. The artwork is an archway of tablets inscribed with the packaging labels and jotted notes High Line staff members, who Khan interviewed to create the piece.

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Commission

The wind blows where it wishes

The wind blows where it wishes is Gabriel Chaile’s large adobe sculpture conceived for the High Line at 24th Street. The work is inspired by Biblical passages about the wind as a transmitter of forces and representations of natural phenomena in art history, as well as pre-Columbian archeological ceramics from northwest Argentina.

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COMMISSION

Column-Untitled No.3

Created by artist Yu Ji, Column-Untitled No.3 comprises two twisting columns whose design reflects magnified images of the Equisetum—an over 100 million-year-old family of ferns—growing on the High Line. On the park at 20th Street, Yu’s column structures are cast in concrete and soap.

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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. Located on the park on 30th Street, the walls of the sculpture showcase headlines, articles, photographs, and advertisements from historical and contemporary Black newspapers from across the US.

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Commission

Observer, Observed

Julia Phillips crafts a custom shape set of binoculars, cast in bronze and attached to an adjustable metal support structure on the park at 26th Street. Visitors can interact with the sculpture by looking through the binoculars, and experience an unexpected flip in the power dynamics of watching and being watched via a nearby screen.

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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, the Plinth is the first space on the High Line—and one of the only sites in New York City—dedicated solely to a rotating series of new, monumental, contemporary art commissions.

Located on the Spur at 10th Avenue and 30th Street, the Plinth is the first space on the High Line—and one of the only sites in New York City—dedicated solely to a rotating series of new, monumental, contemporary art commissions.

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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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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.

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 K. Belfer, Fairfax Dorn, Kerianne Flynn, Hermine Riegerl Heller, Janine and J. Tomilson Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard, Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Jennifer Levitt, W. Scott McCormack and Noah Jay, Amanda and Don Mullen, Douglas Oliver and Sherry Brous, Mario Palumbo and Stefan Gargiulo, Susan and Stephen Scherr, Eric Schwartz and Debra Fram, Susan and David Viniar, Olivia Walton, and Vivian and James Zelter.

Project funding for the High Line Plinth commissioning of Pamela Rosenkranz’s Old Tree is also provided by the Scintilla Foundation.

Project support for the High Line – Moynihan Connector Billboard is provided by Suzanne Deal Booth. Additional support for the High Line – Moynihan Connector Billboard is provided by Neda Young.

Lily van der Stokker’s Thank You Darling, is made possible, in part, by an in-kind donation from Morgenstern Capital and Canvas Property Group. Additional in-kind support is provided by Overall Murals.

High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Adrienne Adams.

Baseera Khan’s Painful Arc II is made possible, in part, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts Support for Artists initiative.