A Battery Park City Public Art Tour!

Battery Park City has one of the most significant and innovative public art programs.

We love taking a stroll through the neighborhood and taking in all the great art.

Monkey in "The Real World" - Public Art in Battery Park City - by Tom Otterness

("The Real World" - Artist: Tom Otterness on bpca.ny.gov)

Just as one example, in Rockefeller Park, you'll find "The Real World" by Tom Otterness:

"There is an entire bustling society in miniature including frogs wrestling over a moat, a titling tower and diminutive workers rolling giant pennies toward a multi-armed idol. Scattered nearby are a giant fist and feet and a bilbous-nosed creature seated on a bench pondering a bound animal that may be his next meal. Even as Otterness’ characters erect their monuments and enact their wile they remain oblivious to the giant viewer. Mixing levity and discord, biology and social commentary, Otterness’ fanciful world is always vividly entertaining."

The always wonderful 92nd Street Y is offering "Public Art with Cathie Behrend: Battery Park City West" in April.

Cathie Behrend, former deputy director of the Percent for Art program in the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, will take you on a walking tour through Battery Park City West.

"We will learn about works in the Park by Martin Puryear, Tom Otterness, Ned Smyth, Louise Bourgeois and others with a delightful return whirl on the SeaGlass Carousel."

Get to know this great neighborhood - and its great offerings - even better!