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Photo by Timothy Schenck. Lubaina Himid, Five Conversations, 2019. Part of En Plein Air. Photo by Timothy Schenck

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

Simone Leigh’s Brick House

The first High Line Plinth commission

Newly on view on the Spur, Simone Leigh’s Brick House encompasses several architectural and cultural references in tribute to the strength of Black female beauty. The 16-foot-tall bronze sculpture took over a year produce — learn more about the process on our blog.

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CURRENT & UPCOMING
Commissions

En Plein Air

Opening in April, En Plein Air is a group exhibition that broadens and challenges the tradition of outdoor painting.

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COMMISSIONS

Ruth Ewan

Ruth Ewan presents Silent Agitator, a clock that pays tribute to labor history.

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PLINTH

Simone Leigh

For the inaugural High Line Plinth commission, Simone Leigh presents Brick House, a sixteen-foot-tall bronze bust of a black woman whose torso is conflated with the forms of a skirt and a clay house.

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Commissions

Dorothy Iannone

Dorothy Iannone presents her first public artwork in the form of a mural depicting three colorful Statues of Liberty.

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CHANNEL

Tourmaline

For the first High Line Originals film, Tourmaline presents Salacia, a short about Mary Jones, a 19th-century Black trans New Yorker as she discovers her power in the face of heightened systemic racism and transphobia.

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Network

New Monuments for New Cities

The High Line Network’s first Joint Art Initiative, spanning 5 cities across North America, features 25 proposals for new monuments.

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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

Everyday at dusk, on the High Line at 14th St., we screen a rotating selection of video art, including both new and historic works.

Everyday at dusk, on the High Line at 14th St., 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

This new landmark destination for major public art commissions newly launched in 2019.

This new landmark destination for major public art commissions newly launched in 2019.

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Art Dinner

Art Dinner

Proceeds from the annual High Line Art Dinner, featuring sunset cocktails and an intimate seated meal in the Chelsea Market Passage, help us sustain our public art program.

Proceeds from the annual High Line Art Dinner, featuring sunset cocktails and an intimate seated meal in the Chelsea Market Passage, help us sustain our public art program.

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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 for 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. Check out what’s happening this month.

Gardens

Our gardens are diverse and ever-changing, with more than fifteen distinct planting zones and 110,000 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 for High Line Art is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons, The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, and Charina Endowment Fund. 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, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.

Major support of the High Line Plinth comes from a dedicated group of contemporary art leaders and philanthropists. The High Line Plinth Committee is committed to realizing significant commissions and the public success of the Plinth. It includes Shelley Fox Aarons, Fairfax Dorn, Andrew Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller, J. Tomilson Hill, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Donald R. Mullen, Jr., Mario J. Palumbo, Jr, and Anonymous.

En Plein Air is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The High Line Network is made possible by the founding support of The JPB Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Amanda and Don Mullen.

Dorothy Iannone, I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door, 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.