A New Public Art Exhibit Outside Central Park

A new public art exhibit is on display at Doris C. Freedman Plaza (located at the south east entrance of Central Park), and it is also named after her. Sam Moyer’s Doors For Doris is a three-part sculpture which pays homage to the late Public Art Fund founder.

Doors for Doris examines how our culture values and utilizes materials. Moyer gathered its disparate collection of discarded marble remnants from various renovation projects and stone yards around the city. These polished stones bear the markings and shapes of their original uses. They also display the unique colors, patterns, and geological history of their sources — quarries in Brazil, China, India, Italy, and beyond. Each stone in Moyer’s mosaic compositions takes on an even more striking hue against the others and the locally-quarried rock, an apt metaphor that encourages us to consider the diverse character of our city and our interconnected lives within it.”

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Doors For Doris

Courtesy Sam Moyer Studio and Sean Kelly, New York Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY

Doors For Doris Sam Moyer

Courtesy Sam Moyer Studio and Sean Kelly, New York Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY

Doris C. Freedman Plaza Public Art Exhibit

Courtesy Sam Moyer Studio and Sean Kelly, New York. Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY

Public Art Fund Exhibit Central Park Entrance

Courtesy Sam Moyer Studio and Sean Kelly, New York. Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY

Doors for Doris will be on display until September 12, 2021. Learn more about the exhibit here.

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