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  • 2019 Art in Focus
    Free and open to the public

    January 1 – December 31, 2019

    Rockefeller Center in partnership with Art Production Fund will present a series of public art pop ups 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. 

    Current Installation:

    PORTIA MUNSON
    Pink Projects, 2019

    Free and happening now through July 15

    “Pink Projects,” a multidisciplinary collection of sculptures, videos, and prints by Catskill, New York-based artist Portia Munson, is the latest installment in the year-long ‘Art in Focus’ series currently on display at Rockefeller Center. Munson examines how the color pink has been appropriated by marketers over time to signify and commodify femininity and the female sphere, and her works are composed of or feature pink plastic products that are created for and sold to women and girls. At Rockefeller Center, the artworks will be displayed in a variety of ways including table arrangements, in glass vitrines, installed in a room-sized mound, assembled as a bedroom, and layered in a glass coffin. The video piece, The Contents of a Whale’s Belly, is a slideshow of scanned pink objects that create a digital archive. “Pink Projects” serves not only as a feminist commentary on consumer culture, but also explore the environmental effects of mass production, consumption, and waste.

    Munson’s work can be seen in various locations throughout the Center including inside 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 50 Rockefeller Plaza and the street and concourse levels of 45 Rockefeller Plaza, as well as outside near Atlas on Fifth Avenue in NYC.

    Past Installations:

    HEIN KOH
    Braving the Cold, 2019

    JOANA AVILLEZ
    Rockefeller Center Holiday Map, 2018

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  • 2019 Channel Gardens
    Free and open to the public

    April 18 – May 3, 2019

    Throughout the year, the Rockefeller Center Channel Gardens blooms in uniquely themed plant installations that transform with the seasons. From an ocean of Tulips to a Weeping Willow forest, The Channel Gardens brings refreshing surprises, you simply have to keep coming back.

    HAPPENING NOW: Easter Installation
    An exploration of spring as the season of renewal following winter, the Easter installation features birds "flying" overhead and the plantings include a mixture of birch and willow trees, spring flowers including lilies, and spring shrubs. The design was conceived by Future Green.

  • Frieze Sculpture
    Free and open to the public

    April 25 – June 28, 2019

    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. Read about curator Brett Littman's process for selecting the pieces appearing in the show, and his ideas about how the work will interact with the environment of Rock Center.

    Use this map to locate each sculpture.

     

    Download the Frieze app and take the guided audio tour of Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, narrated by curator Brett Littman. Available for iOS and Android.

    Family Programs for Frieze Sculpture 2019 with The Noguchi Museum:

    Your Neighborhood: Public Art

    • May 26, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
    • Ages: 5-6
    • Material: Model Magic
    • Free

    Families with children ages 5-6 are invited to join us for a guided tour of Frieze Sculptures at Rockefeller Center, and then make their own sculptures in response to their experiences. Led by Noguchi Museum educators, advance registration is required for this program. Register at Noguchi.com.

    Figures: Strike a Pose

    • June 9, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
    • Ages: 7-11
    • Material: Wire
    • Free

    Families with children ages 7-11 are invited to join us for a guided tour of Frieze Sculptures at Rockefeller Center, and then make their own sculptures in response to their experiences. Led by Noguchi Museum educators, advance registration is required for this program. Register at Noguchi.com.

     Get the Scoop: Stories and Art

    • June 23,10:30 am–1:30 pm
    • Ages 2-11
    • Material: Mixed Media sculptural materials
    • Free

    Families with children ages 2–11 are invited to explore Frieze Sculptures at Rockefeller Center and to make art in response to their experiences. Led by Noguchi Museum educators, no registration is required for this drop-in program.

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