Park update: The Interim Walkway at the Western Rail Yards (between 30th & 34th Streets) is temporarily closed today.

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30th Street Challenge
Give by June 20

To meet the demands of our busiest time of the year, we ask all friends of the High Line to help us raise a total of $30,000—$1,000 for each block of our 1.5-mile-long park along Manhattan’s West Side.

Richard Galpin

High Line Art Talk

May 2010 – May 2010

Chelsea Market Passage, on the High Line between West 15th and 16th Streets

May 7, 2010
Reception: 6:30 PM; Talk: 7:30 PM

Celebrate the debut of Viewing Station, an interactive artwork by Richard Galpin with a talk by the artist. Viewing Station allows park visitors to look through a viewing apparatus lined up with a metal screen from which geometric shapes have been cut. The combination of these two devices will give visitors an altered, abstracted view from the High Line. One of the wonderful experiences the High Line has provided to visitors is a new vista of Manhattan. Similarly, Galpin’s artwork will offer a novel reconsideration of our surroundings.

Artist bio

Richard Galpin (b. 1975, England) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Hales Gallery, London (2011); Galeria Leme, San Paulo, Brazil (2010); Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis (2008); Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Rome (2008); and Roebling Hall, New York (2005). Group exhibitions include Malborough, Chelsea, New York (2011); Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee (2010); Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2010); and the British Museum, London (2007).


This High Line Art Commission is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art Commissions are made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr. This program is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.