Public Design Commission of the City of New York
Art Commission of the City of New York
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Congratulations to the 2015 Masterworks Awards Honorees!

Mother Goose Rhymes by Selma Day, Children's Hospital Ward of Harlem Hospital, photographed by the Federal Art Project W.P.A. Photographic Division, series 155, exhibit DS, approved March 8, 1938.

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.


Fifth grade students from P.S. 165 in Manhattan tour City Hall

Fifth grade students from P.S. 165 in Manhattan tour City Hall. Photograph by Ed Reed, Mayoral Photography Office, December 16, 2014.

City Hall and Tweed Courthouse Tour Program
The Design Commission hosts tours of City Hall and Tweed Courthouse, two of New York City's finest architectural landmarks. Tours are provided on weekdays, free of charge. To view available dates and request a reservation, visit the tour pages.

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

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