May 09, 2022

Visit Our Neighborhood's World-Class Public Art Exhibitions

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Midtown East is now home to three world-class public art exhibitions. Learn more about the exhibitions below, and get out to enjoy the art as soon as you can!




Hippo Ballerina and Rhino Harlequin Sculptures in Pershing Square Plaza


This May, Cavalier Gallery unveiled the iconic bronze Hippo Ballerina sculpture in Pershing Square Plaza West. Created by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, the monumental sculpture is accompanied by Hippo Ballerina, pirouette and Rhino Harlequin, pirouette


The sculptures, which will be on display through the end of the year, are permitted as part of the New York City Department of Transportation's Art Program.


Learn more here, view our photos of the sculptures. 



Rickey on Park Avenue


A major exhibition of work by sculptor George Rickey is on display on the Park Avenue Malls between 52nd Street and 56th Street. The exhibition features several of George Rickey's renowned monumental kinetic sculptures and is a collaboration of the George Rickey Foundation, the Committee of The Fund for Park Avenue, Kasmin, and NYC Parks' Art in the Parks program. 


Learn more about the George Rickey exhibition, which also includes sculptures on Sixth Avenue and in the Kasmin Sculpture Garden near the High Line. 

Also, browse Rickey Kids, a site that has interactive and educational resources for children. 



Idriss B. "Zoo on Park Avenue" Sculptures


Patrons of Park Avenue is hosting its inaugural art installation featuring iconic polygonal shaped animal sculptures from world-renowned artist, Idriss B. The sculptures are currently on display on Park Avenue between between 34th and 38th Streets.

Learn more