Mad. Sq. Art
Public art has the ability to inspire, provoke and challenge people. Since 2004, our program of commissioned public sculpture has worked with distinguished artists to realize outdoor work that complements and enhances the environment. These projects are free to the public and have made Madison Square Park a renowned cultural destination.
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Martin Puryear Represents U.S. at Biennale Arte 2019
Commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy
Martin Puryear, Swallowed Sun (Monstrance and Volute), 2016 Photo: Joshua White The United States Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, [Read More]
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City in the Grass
Full Steam Ahead
The arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty could be considered Madison Square Park’s first art installation.It was put on display here from 1876 to 1882.
The tallest work of public art in the world is the Spire of Dublin. The conical, stainless steel structure rises nearly 400 feet into the air. Imagine that towering over Madison Square Park!
Besides sculptures, this year’s featured installation artist, Martin Puryear, has made more everyday objects including guitars, canoes and even archery equipment.