“Art in the Open” revisits the past, present, and future of public art in NYC

In late 1960s New York City during a tumultuous period of urban redevelopment, public art began to take on a new meaning of revitalization — as well as a challenge to the traditional notion that art “should” only be kept inside museums or galleries. In light of the Public Art Fund's 40th anniversary, the upcoming exhibition “Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York” at the Museum of the City of New York revisits how public art has influenced New York City over the last few decades.

Opening on November 10, the exhibition explores the past, present, and future of public art in New York City. It'll showcase over 125 objects — renderings, models, photos, and video footage — and artists like Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Isamu Noguchi, Red Grooms, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Kara Walker, and more.

“Art in the Open” will be on display until May 13, 2018. To read more on this story visit: www.bustler.net

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