Sculpture in Gotham: Michele Bogart with Mark Byrnes

Mon. Aug 20, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT
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An exploration of the relationship between politics and public art in New York City.

New York City's patronage of public art has led the way for cities the world over. Sculptures and installations like "5 in 1" by Tony Rosenthal (1974, located in One Police Plaza) and "Untitled" by Milton Glaser (1986, located at Astor Place) have become part of the fabric of our streetscape, but they didn't appear out of thin air! A new book examines the polices and processes that have allowed such pieces to be erected. Focusing on  people, agencies and organizations, and both temporary and permanent projects from the 1960s forward, Michele H. Bogart reveals the changing forms and meanings of municipal public art.  

Bogart will discuss her research with CityLab editor Mark Byrnes, examining issues and themes from her book Sculpture in Gotham: Art and Urban Renewal in New York City.


Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A stand by line will form thirty minutes before the program.

The Program Room opens at 6 PM.

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018