Explore Battery Park City’s renowned twentieth and twenty-first century public art collection. Set in a spectacular waterfront landscape with a backdrop of soaring skyscrapers, the collection offers a unique arts experience. Led by Whitney Museum trustee Victor Ganz in the 1980s, the Battery Park City Fine Arts Committee designed the plaza that integrated the artwork into the architectural and landscaping plans through collaboration of the artists, architect, and landscaper from the beginning.. The tour begins with Tom Otterness’s collection of bronze sculptures entitled The Real World, but known to many as “Penny Park.” His work will be compared to those of Ann Hamilton within Teardrop Park and the Irish Hunger Memorial by Brian Tolle. In addition to talking about the content, materials, and style of the sculptures, we will discuss the variety of choices made about the location of the artworks and relationship to the environment.