Exploring public art is a great way to enhance your family vacation and create wonderful family experiences. Here is a list of my top public art spots to go with your teens.
1. Mother Teresa and Gandhi Mural by Kobra
Address: 516-500 W 18th St, New York
Humanitarians Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi Brazilian are depicted facing each other in street artist Eduardo Kobra's colorful harlequin-pattern mural.
2. Sky Reflector-Net
Location: Fulton Center in Lower Manhattan
Sky Reflector-Net, a 79-foot-tall sculpture, harnesses natral light and brings it deep into the Fulton Center.
3. Hope Sculpture
Location: 810 7th Ave b/t 53rd St & 52nd St, New York City
Robert Indiana's $3 million, 13-foot tall, 3-ton pop art sculpture "Hope"
4. Kneeling Fireman Statue
Location: 6 E 43rd St, New York
The "Kneeling Fireman", a bronze statue stands nine feet tall, is one of NYC's 1st memorials to 9/11
5. Charging Bull
Location: Bowling Green, Financial District
When Black Monday struck in 1987, it inspired the artist Arturo Di Modica to create the Charging Bull as a gift to America, a sculpture symbolizing the prosperity and optimism in the face of hardship.
6. Tom Otterness Real World Sculptures
Location: River Terrace and, Chambers St, New York
His whimsical miniature figures tell funny stories. But this brand of silly digs deep. His work surprises. That’s because Otterness explores human contradiction.
7. “Group of Four Trees,” Jean Dubuffet
Location: 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza (rebranded as 28 Liberty Street)
Made from aluminum and covered in fiberglass, and painted with squiggles and loops—is a whimsical counterpoint to Bunshaft’s modern skyscraper.
8. We Love New York with Albert Einstein's Portrait by Kobra
Location: 298-200 W 21st St, New York
The mural is strentched over 3 stories house, and it shows Albert Einstein as graffitist who is painting "We love NY2".
9. Fearless Girl
Location: 2-26 Broad St, New York
Fearless Girl is a bronze sculpture by Kristen Visbal, located across the New York Stock Exchange Building. It was installed on March 2017, in anticipation of International Women's Day the following day. It depicts a 4-foot high girl promoting female empowerment.
10. The Big Button
Location: Fashion Ave, New York, NY 10018
Playfully representing the theme of the neighborhood it sits in, The Garment District, the newly unveiled “The Big Button” sculpture aims to tell the tale of this historic area.