Summer 2024 with Public Art Fund

Re-route for Art
A small detour for a dose of inspiration

Shake up your routine! Re-route for art
and visit free public art projects around the city on your commute, during your lunch break, while visiting a new neighborhood, or as part of a city adventure. Whether it’s a quick stop to see Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light for a midtown lunch break in Central Park, taking a new evening commute from Moynihan Train Hall to visit Elmgreen & Dragset: The Hive, or arriving to LaGuardia Airport early to experience Sarah Sze: Shorter than the Day, a few minutes can result in meaningful and serendipitous artistic encounters.

In addition, connect further with exhibitions through a slate of free public programs—ranging from artist talks to hands-on artmaking workshops to performances.

Give your summer picnics, outdoor dates, travel experiences, and more an artful twist! Share your inspiring adventures by tagging @PublicArtFund on social media, and check out #RerouteForArt to follow others’ journeys!

Art-Filled Itineraries

Lower Manhattan to DUMBO Brooklyn

Art meets nature and architecture as you make your way across the Brooklyn Bridge. Cannupa Hanska Luger: Attrition in City Hall Park explores the history of bison and their interconnectedness with nature and Indigenous cultures. Pair your visit with a trip to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian nearby. Then, board a NYC Ferry or venture across the bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 3 Uplands to discover Huma Bhabha: Before The End. These four monumental sculptures stand elevated above the earth, conjuring a sense of mystery and ambiguity. Invite a friend with you and engage them in conversation about the work. 

Want to make a day out of it? Continue your adventures in DUMBO with a bite to eat at Time Out New York Market, a visit to Smack Mellon and AIR Gallery, or a walk with Arts in DUMBO. Or, catch a ferry to Governor’s Island to explore Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s art on view.

Summer 2024 Exhibitions


Adrienne Elise Tarver: She Who Sits
August 14–November 19, 2024
JCDecaux Bus Shelters Across New York City, Boston, & Chicago 


Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light
On view through August 25, 2024
Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park

Edra Soto: GRAFT
Opens September 5, 2024
Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park 

Nina Chanel Abney and Jacolby Satterwhite
On view through June 2024
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center

Stan Douglas, Elmgreen & Dragset, and Kehinde Wiley
On permanent view
Moynihan Train Hall


Cannupa Hanska Luger: Attrition
June 5–November 26, 2024
City Hall Park, Lower Manhattan


Huma Bhabha: Before The End
On view through March 9, 2025
Pier 3 Uplands, Brooklyn Bridge Park


Karyn Olivier and Layqa Nuna Yawar
On permanent view
Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal A

Jeppe Hein, Sabine Hornig, Laura Owens, and Sarah Sze
On permanent view
LaGuardia Airport Terminal B

In addition, Public Art Fund is organizing free summer programs to encourage deeper engagement with exhibitions on view.