Works in Public
Works in Public, formerly known as Model to Monument, is a professional development program for League artists that was begun in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation in 2010. Works in Public trains a diverse, international group of League students in the process of creating large-scale sculpture for outdoor public spaces. Forty-six artists have completed this program and had their sculptures installed in year-long public exhibitions at Riverside Park South and Riverside Park at 145th Street. The program is open to advanced League students in any discipline.
Starting in 2022, Works in Public has been re-conceived as a two-year intensive course of study, with Year One dedicated to seminars on the history and contemporary understanding of public sculpture, the study of sculptural concepts, proposal and presentation methods, site analysis, fabrication processes, engineering, and studio visits. This year culminates in the creation of a proposal for a full-scale public artwork. Year Two will be dedicated to the fabrication process of selected proposals, culminating in the installation of the artwork in Riverside Park at 145th Street for a one year public exhibition.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
We gratefully acknowledge leadership support for Works in Public from The Herbert Feinberg Family Foundation. Works in Public is also made possible with the major support of Dr. Lawrence Spielberger & Dr. Greta Spanierman Family Foundation, Ludmila Schwartzenberg Bidwell, Susan Dryfoos and Kathleen H. Seidel. Additional support is also provided by the Brigitte and William Crovello Foundation Inc.