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 special arts experience. In the early 1980s, the Battery Park City Fine Arts Committee envisioned an environment in which public art is completely integrated into the site. In a unique collaboration, the artist, architect, and landscape architect all worked together from the earliest stages of planning. The tour begins with Tony Cragg’s large scale sculpture Resonating Bodies
and includes Louise Bourgeois’s Eyes
, Jim Dine’s Ape & Cat
(At the Dance
), and South Cove
, a collaboration by artist Mary Miss, architect Stanton Eckstut, and landscape architect Susan Child. In addition to talking about the content, materials, and style of the sculptures, we will discuss the decisions made about each artwork’s location and its relationship to the surrounding environment.