Public Art Program
Rockefeller Center is New York City’s greatest public venue, a place where timeless architecture and art come together. We are proud to present internationally acclaimed works of art to the thousands of people who visit and work here every day.
Frieze Sculpture is a major new public art initiative, presented at Rockefeller Center in partnership with Frieze New York and Tishman Speyer. April 25 through June 28, explore new and significant sculptures across the Rockefeller campus by 14 international artists including Goshka Macuga, Ibrahim Mahama, Joan Miró, Paulo Nazareth, Sarah Sze and Hank Willis Thomas, among many others. Frieze Sculpture is curated by Brett Littman (Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum) and presented with world-leading galleries.
Rockefeller Center in partnership with Art Production Fund will present a series of public art interventions throughout the center. Taking place in unique and unexpected locations, the multidisciplinary program will showcase installations inspired by the New York City landscape and contemporary life.
2019 Art in Focus
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)
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