Art + Culture

New Public Art Program at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park is excited to welcome a series of installations featuring the work of local artists at 99 Plymouth, a new building that has recently opened to the public in the Main Street section of the park.

Newly painted murals by students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) are the very first of such installations. Titled At Home in the Park and inspired by the work of Mary Temple, the RPAF murals appear as shadows cast through adjacent windows. Working in groups, students painted in great detail to achieve the expression of outdoor exuberance from an indoor perspective. At Home in the Park can be viewed through September 2015.

In mid-September, the next featured project begins with Come Say Hey by artist and educator Sarah Conarro. At a portable pop-up stand which will tour through the park in late August, Conarro will encourage park users to share advice and opinions  These will be collected and displayed along with video projections of the park in a multimedia installation on view from late September through November 2015.

The third scheduled installation, The Wonder Under, opens in November. Inspired by explorations and collections made along the river’s edge, artist Matt Jensen will photograph curious objects and spaces found in the Park. Upon completion, Matt will lead walks through the same spaces from which his installation was created. The Wonder Under will be on display through January 2016.

Opening hours are from 9:00am – 9:00pm, daily. For more information, please go to brooklynbridgepark.org.