A Spring of Public Art in New York City

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ATOP THE MET ROOF

It might not feel like it, but spring is less than two weeks away. All around New York City plans are quietly proceeding for this season’s new crop of public art.

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art the annual roof garden exhibition won’t require sneakers. Nor will it be the athletically challenging experience it has sometimes been in the past. In 2010 visitors were invited to walk on cresting pathways fashioned from bamboo, the creation of the artist twins Mike and Doug Starn; last year the Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno presented one of his “Cloud City” installations, a constellation of mirrored modules that people could climb inside.

BACK TO BRYANT PARK

Bryant Park has a reputation for attracting a large lunchtime crowd as soon as the weather warms up, but it has only occasionally been a spot where people go to see public art. From Thursday through April 10, however, it will be the setting for “One-Two-Three,” a 2,700-pound black steel sculpture from 1967 by Tony Smith. He “was one of the first artists to put contemporary art in New York City parks,” said the exhibition’s organizer, Doreen Remen, a founder of the Art Production Fund. In a way it is a homecoming for Smith. In 1967 he had a show of eight plywood sculptures in Bryant Park.

A Wave of Public Art for New York City (NYT)

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