Public Design Commission of the City of New York
Art Commission of the City of New York
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New York Botanical Garden shelter

Selections from the Archive
The Design Commission maintains extensive archives that document its work since it was founded in 1898. In 2013, the Commission launched a long-term preservation project to digitize the oldest and most fragile materials to increase public access and preserve the originals in appropriate archival conditions. The collection includes works by important artists and architects that shaped the city in the late 19th to early 20th Centuries and provides a unique view into the history of New York City's public works. Selections from the archives will be uploaded regularly to our Flickr site.

Danh Vo: We The People
Danh Vo: We The People

On view now through December 5, 2014
City Hall, City Hall Park, and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Organized by the Public Art Fund, We the People is a full-scale replica of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty, recreated by the artist Danh Vo in about 250 individual pieces. Vo’s segmented version is faithful to the original’s copper material and fabrication techniques. However, he never intends to assemble the statue. Instead, We The People invites us to experience this world-famous icon on a human scale and to reflect on the meaning of liberty from multiple perspectives. The installation in City Hall highlights two of these details, while the 50 accompanying pieces in City Hall Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park represent the largest public presentation of this artwork in the United States to date. Addressing broader issues of cultural identity and migration, We The People invites audiences to consider the symbolic resonance of the Statue of Liberty in the city that is its home. For more information, visit

Percent for Art Program

Percent for Art Program
If you're an artist interested in working with the City of New York, please visit the Department of Cultural Affairs' Percent for Art Web site for more information.
Learn more about Percent for Art

Art & Monuments in Public Parks

Art & Monuments in Public Parks
Explore this important collection of monuments and discover the many temporary art installations in New York City’s public parks!
See a full list of art and monuments from the Parks Department

Design Awards
View this year's winning projects
City Hall Dome
City Hall Tours
Tweed Court House
Tweed Courthouse Tours
George Washington Portrait
City Hall Portrait Collection
Frank Cousins Photograph
Frank Cousins Collection