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Doris C. Freedman Plaza

Sculpture of a tilted head at entrance to Central Park


The Doris C. Freedman Plaza is named for the founder of the Public Art Fund and New York City’s first director of cultural affairs. Through Freedman’s efforts, the City introduced legislation in 1982 requiring eligible City-funded construction projects to spend at least one percent of their budget on public artwork.

The plaza is home to rotating sculptural art installations, courtesy of the City's Public Art Fund. It has been the site of more than 60 projects since 1977.

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Near: South End


East Side Perimeter Wall at Fifth Avenue and 60th Street

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