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Doris C. Freedman Plaza


Dorris C. Freedman Plaza - Good Fences

 

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 Public Art Fund. It has been the site of more than 60 projects since 1977.

Ai Weiwei, Gilded Cage (2017) is on view in Doris C. Freedman Plaza from October 12, 2017 – February 11, 2018 as part of Public Art Fund’s citywide exhibition Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.


Artwork courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio/Frahn & Frahm. Photo by Jason Wyche, Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY.

Additional Information

Near: South End

Location

East Side Perimeter Wall at Fifth Avenue and 60th Street

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