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Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons, a large-scale public art installation was display at Rockefeller Center from May 12 - July 17, 2017. The inflatable nylon sculpture, presented by Art Production Fund and Kiehl’s Since 1851, and hosted by Tishman Speyer, stands 45 feet high and depicts a seated ballerina from the artist’s iconic Antiquity series.
2017 Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons
In the summer of 2016, artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset transformed the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center with a large-scale new work.
Elmgreen & Dragset: Van Gogh's Ear
Thomas Houseago’s new commission Masks (Pentagon) was on view on the plaza April 28 – June 24, 2015. The exhibit, organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer, was free and open to the public.
2015 Thomas Houseago: Masks (Pentagon)
This summer, Jeff Koons's Split-Rocker makes its New York City debut at Rockefeller Center, to coincide with the opening of his retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Presented by Gagosian Gallery and organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer, Split-Rocker is a spectacular planted form that towers over 37 feet high and features over 50,000 flowering plants.
2014 Jeff Koons: Split-Rocker
Uraeus, Anselm Kiefer's first site-specific outdoor public sculpture ever to be commissioned for the United States will be on display this spring at the top of the Channel Gardens, facing Fifth Avenue. Ureaus, presented by Gagosian and organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer, consists of a gigantic open book with eagle's wings 30 feet in span, both made of lead, on top of a 20-foot-tall lead-clad stainless steel column. Clustered around the base of the column are further outsize lead books, while a large snake coils up the column.
Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus
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MICRO’s Smallest Mollusk Museum, a 6-foot-tall science museum that contains 15 multimedia exhibitions, will be displayed on the concourse level of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, from Wednesday, April 4 – Sunday, April 29. The museum features two miniature movie theaters, a full-sized holographic aquarium filled with creatures, and a variety of exhibits exploring the evolution of mollusks, their physical traits, behaviors, and their similarities with people. An online audio tour and e-book accompany the museum. The museum is free and open to the public.
MICRO's Smallest Mollusk Museum
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