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Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art is the public art program that commissions and produces public art projects on and around the High Line.

High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art, and produced by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art invites artists to think of creative ways to engage with the uniqueness of the architecture, history, and design of the High Line and to foster a productive dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood and urban landscape.

High Line Art was founded in 2009. The program debuted with the opening of the first section of the High Line park, with The River That Flows Both Ways, an installation by Spencer Finch and presented in partnership with Creative Time. High Line Art was curated by Lauren Ross between June 2009 and June 2011.

The High Line is an elevated freight rail line transformed into a public park on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the essential private funds to support more than 98 percent of the park’s annual operating budget, and to advocate for the transformation of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure, which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets.









Contact Us

High Line Information Line
(212) 500-6035

Mailing Address
Friends of the High Line
The Diller – von Furstenberg Building
820 Washington Street
New York, NY 10014

(212) 206-9922

(212) 206-9118

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High Line Art does not accept unsolicited proposals. Submissions sent to High Line Art will not be returned.


Cecilia Alemani
Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art

Jordan Benke
High Line Art Production Manager

Janelle Grace
High Line Art Communications Manager

Melanie Kress
High Line Art Associate Curator

Henry Murphy
High Line Art Production Assistant

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