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Transformative public art is deeply rooted in Governors Island’s DNA. Through the Trust for Governors Island’s commissioning program, we present public art projects that: 

  • Range in scale from monumental to intimate 
  • Directly engage with the Harbor and the waterfront, provide moments of surprise within expansive, landscapes 
  • Present new experiences within historic architectures
  • Allow for prolonged and immersive exploration and discovery 

The Island is home to site-specific, long-term artworks within our new park and historic landscapes. Our program offers the opportunity for artists and audiences to engage in site-specific projects responding to the Island’s unique conditions. Explore current and past commissions below.