Socrates Sculpture Park - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Socrates Sculpture Park. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “EAF16: Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition”

    “EAF16: Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-09-25 - 2017-03-13

    Socrates Sculpture Park presents the recipients of the 2016 Emerging Artist Fellowship. From June through September, EAF artists work on-site, negotiating the physical and conceptual challenges of production...More »

  • poster for Lisa Oppenheim “Broadway Billboard: APPLAUSE”

    Lisa Oppenheim “Broadway Billboard: APPLAUSE”

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2016-09-25 - 2017-03-12

    APPLAUSE evolves from the artist’s ongoing study of color and perception, focusing on the impossibility of a “natural” blue rose. Through research Oppenheim learned that blue roses can not occur without...More »

  • poster for Hou de Sousa “FOLLY: Sticks”

    Hou de Sousa “FOLLY: Sticks”

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    • Media: Architecture - Installation
    • 2016-07-09 - 2016-12-31

    Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York are pleased to announce this year’s winning proposal for Folly, an annual juried competition for architects and designers. The 2016 winner...More »

  • poster for “LANDMARK” Exhibition

    “LANDMARK” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2016-05-08 - 2016-08-28

    Socrates Sculpture Park will usher in its 30th anniversary year with LANDMARK, a summer-long series of eight artist commissions that both physically and symbolically mark the land. Once an industrial landfill...More »

  • poster for Hank Willis Thomas “Broadway Billboard”

    Hank Willis Thomas “Broadway Billboard”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-05-08 - 2016-08-28

    As part of LANDMARK, artist Hank Willis Thomas is featured at the exhibition’s entrance as the latest Broadway Billboard. Willis Thomas’s striking photograph From Cain’t See in the Morning Till Cain’t...More »

  • poster for Meg Webster “Concave Room for Bees”

    Meg Webster “Concave Room for Bees”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-05-08 - 2017-03-13

    With robust plantings of native grasses and flowers, and herbs, Meg Webster’s Concave Room for Bees is both sculptural and ecological. Webster highlights the complex interactions of organic systems in...More »

  • poster for “EAF15: 2015 Emerging Artist Fellowship” Exhibition

    “EAF15: 2015 Emerging Artist Fellowship” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-09-27 - 2016-03-13

    Fifteen years ago Socrates Sculpture Park inaugurated the Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition and launched what would become an annual exhibition of “artists to watch.” By providing an open studio...More »

  • poster for IK Studio Exhibition

    IK Studio Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-05-17 - 2015-08-30

    Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York present the winning proposal for the 2015 Folly Program – an annual juried competition targeted to early career architects and designers. Cambridge...More »

  • poster for Vera Lutter “Degas Horses”

    Vera Lutter “Degas Horses”

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2015-05-17 - 2015-08-30

    Internationally acclaimed photographer Vera Lutter creates ghostly images of subjects as varied as urban centers, abandoned factories, ancient monuments, and natural forests. Like much of her work, Degas...More »

  • poster for Agnes Denes Exhibition

    Agnes Denes Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-05-17 - 2015-08-30

    This spring a major project by New York City-based artist Agnes Denes is adding life to the city’s skyline with a curving pyramid on Socrates Sculpture Park’s East River waterfront in Long Island City,...More »

  • poster for “EAF14: Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition”

    “EAF14: Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2014-09-07 - 2015-03-22

    The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works...More »

  • poster for “Dance at Socrates” Exhibition

    “Dance at Socrates” Exhibition

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2014-08-04 - 2014-08-23

    Norte Maar’s second season of Dance at Socrates presented in partnership with Socrates Sculpture Park features six residencies for choreographers and their companies as well as free public performances....More »

  • poster for Daniele Frazier “It Takes Two”

    Daniele Frazier “It Takes Two”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-08-03 - 2014-08-31

    Daniele Frazier’s It Takes Two features two 20-foot moving inflatable elements: one a giant hammer; the other a giant nail. Like the attention-grabbing inflatable figures often seen flailing in front of...More »

  • poster for Paweł Althamer “Queen Mother of Reality”

    Paweł Althamer “Queen Mother of Reality”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-05-11 - 2014-08-03

    Performa and Socrates Sculpture Park present that the sculpture created by renowned Polish artist Paweł Althamer for the Performa 13 biennial will be given new life in the park this spring. Titled Queen...More »

  • poster for Žilvinas Kempinas “Scarecrow”

    Žilvinas Kempinas “Scarecrow”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2014-05-11 - 2014-08-11

    Scarecrow is a new site-specific installation by artist Žilvinas Kempinas and the largest installation in Socrates’ 28-year history. Minimal and magical, the sculpture will be a 250-foot-long, thirteen-foot-high...More »

  • poster for Jason Timberlake Austin and Aleksandr Mergold “SuralArk”

    Jason Timberlake Austin and Aleksandr Mergold “SuralArk”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-05-11 - 2014-08-03

    SuralArk by Jason Timberlake Austin and Aleksandr Mergold,of the Philadelphia-based architectural firm Austin+Mergold, is the winning proposal for Folly 2014, an annual design / build competition co-organized...More »

  • poster for “EAF13: 2013 Emerging Artist Fellowship” Exhibition

    “EAF13: 2013 Emerging Artist Fellowship” Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-09-08 - 2014-03-31

    Socrates presents its fall exhibition featuring the latest works of artists to watch. In EAF13: 2013 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, 15 new commissions on view respond very specifically to the park’s...More »

  • poster for Wangetchi Mutu “Broadway Billboard: A Sunset Satire”

    Wangetchi Mutu “Broadway Billboard: A Sunset Satire”

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    • Media: Other - Installation
    • 2013-09-08 - 2014-03-31

    Entitled A Sunset Satire, Wutu’s 11’ x 28’ billboard spans the park’s main entrance, and can be seen as visitors approach the park from Broadway.More »

  • poster for Heather Rowe “Beyond the Hedges (Slivered Gazebo)”

    Heather Rowe “Beyond the Hedges (Slivered Gazebo)”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-05-12 - 2013-07-07

    Brooklyn-based sculptor Heather Rowe investigates the transitional space between architecture, sculpture, and installation through perspectival framing, formal inversion, and material deconstruction. ...More »

  • poster for “Broadway Billboard: Chitra Ganesh”

    “Broadway Billboard: Chitra Ganesh”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2013-05-12 - 2013-08-05

    Her Nuclear Waters, an 11’ x 28’ image by artist Chitra Ganesh, is the newest installment of the Park’s ongoing Broadway Billboard series. Chitra Ganesh’s drawing-based practice seeks to excavate buried...More »

  • poster for “do it (outside)” Exhibition

    “do it (outside)” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Performance Art
    • 2013-05-12 - 2013-07-07

    In collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI), Socrates Sculpture Park presents do it (outside), an exhibition conceived of and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. With historical antecedents...More »

  • poster for Toshihiro Oki architect “tree wood”

    Toshihiro Oki architect “tree wood”

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    • Media: Architecture - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-05-12 - 2013-08-05

    Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York presents the selection of Toshihiro Oki architect for tree wood as the winner of this year’s “Folly” competition – an extraordinary opportunity...More »

  • poster for "EAF12: 2012 Emerging Artist Fellowship" Exhibition

    "EAF12: 2012 Emerging Artist Fellowship" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2012-09-09 - 2013-03-31

    Each year, Socrates Sculpture Park selects artists to produce outdoor artworks within the Park. Reflective of our time, these artists are making public sculptures that are subtly mysterious, visually compelling,...More »

  • poster for Catherine Opie "Untitled (Stump Fire #4)"

    Catherine Opie "Untitled (Stump Fire #4)"

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2012-09-09 - 2013-03-31

    Untitled (Stump Fire #4), an 11' x 28' photograph by artist Catherine Opie, is the newest installment of Socrates Sculpture Park's ongoing Broadway Billboard series. Opie has created a mise-en-scène...More »

  • poster for "Folly" Exhibition

    "Folly" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Sculpture
    • 2012-07-14 - 2012-10-21

    This residency and exhibition explores the intersections between architecture, design, and sculpture. A folly is commonly defined as a fanciful architectural form whose purpose is non-utilitarian, or so...More »

  • poster for "Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City" Exhibition

    "Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-05-15 - 2012-08-03

    Civic Action features the work of artists Natalie Jeremijenko and xClinic, Mary Miss, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and George Trakas - all known for their innovative works in the public sphere. Civic Action is...More »

  • poster for John Giorno "Eating the Sky"

    John Giorno "Eating the Sky"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2012-04-13 - 2012-07-06

    EATING THE SKY vibrates with both dystopic and utopic possibilities, depending upon your worldview or mood of the day. The seemingly declarative aphorism defies easy interpretation and toggles somewhere...More »

  • poster for "EAF11: 2011 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition"

    "EAF11: 2011 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-09-10 - 2012-03-04

    Each year, fellowship artists are awarded a grant and a residency in the Park's outdoor studio and are also provided with technical support and access to tools, materials and equipment to facilitate the...More »

  • poster for Patrick McDonough "Awning Studies: Socrates, 2011"

    Patrick McDonough "Awning Studies: Socrates, 2011"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-09-10 - 2012-03-04

    Opening on September 10 is an installation by Washington DC-based artist, Patrick McDonough. Titled Awning Studies: SOCRATES, 2011, the piece is the culmination of a three-month Public Art Residency (PAR)....More »

  • poster for "El Museo's Biennial: The (S) Files 2011" Exhibition

    "El Museo's Biennial: The (S) Files 2011" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-06-19 - 2011-08-21

    Artists featured here explore the landscape as a canvas and bring elements from the street into a conversation with an urban park. Found objects, colored sand, crocheted plastic bags and painted greenery...More »

  • poster for "Vista" Exhibition

    "Vista" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-05-08 - 2011-08-31

    This exhibition examines the ways that methods of viewing and observation determine the interpretation, assessment or evaluation of an object or scene, including themes and ideas relating to visual alignment...More »

  • poster for EAF10: 2010 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition

    EAF10: 2010 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2010-09-12 - 2011-03-06

    This year, Socrates awarded fellowships to: Gavin Anderson, Scott Andresen, Rachel Beach, Trenton Duerksen, Jonathan Durham, Daniele Frazier, Frank Haines, Jonggeon Lee, MaryKate Maher, Christopher Manzione,...More »

  • poster for Dan Steinhilber "Cast Angels"

    Dan Steinhilber "Cast Angels"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2010-09-12 - 2010-10-24

    This project, a partnership of Washington Project for the Arts and Socrates Sculpture Park, is made possible by the many generous supporters of WPA and is funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts...More »

  • poster for Jedediah Caesar Exhibition

    Jedediah Caesar Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2010-05-02 - 2010-08-01

    In February 2010 a rag-tag band of excavators, some employees of Socrates, some mercenaries, dug until reaching bedrock, then cast their findings. The resulting topography was taken off-site to be displayed...More »

  • poster for "Cityscape: Surveying the Urban Biotype" Exhibition

    "Cityscape: Surveying the Urban Biotype" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2010-05-02 - 2010-08-01

    This exhibition will feature eleven artists who are exploring both the cultivated and invasive presence of nature in our built urban environment. More »

  • poster for "EAF09: 2009 Emerging Artist Fellowship" Exhibition

    "EAF09: 2009 Emerging Artist Fellowship" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Performance Art
    • 2009-09-13 - 2010-03-07

    Each year, EAF artists are awarded a grant and a residency in the Park's outdoor studio and are also provided with technical support and access to tools, materials and equipment to facilitate the production...More »

  • poster for "Lou Reed's Berlin" Film Screening

    "Lou Reed's Berlin" Film Screening

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-07-29 - 2009-07-29

    With Lou Reed. Lou Reed's ambitious song cycle about a couple's drug -and violence-filled downward spiral was turned into a live concert experience designed by Julian Schnabel. The event was documented...More »

  • poster for "State Fair" Exhibition

    "State Fair" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2009-05-10 - 2009-08-02

    Curated by Alyson Baker, Mark Dion and Marichris Ty, State Fair is a group exhibition themed around American rural life and uses the platform of the state fair as a means to examine topics such as animal...More »

  • poster for Pentti Monkkonen "Temple of Dionysos"

    Pentti Monkkonen "Temple of Dionysos"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-05-10 - 2009-08-02

    Socrates Sculpture Park presents Temple of Dionysos, 2009, a new work by artist Pentti Monkkonen. The installation is part of the Park’s ongoing series called Open Space, a forum for single artist and...More »

  • poster for "EAF08: 2008 Emerging Artist Fellowship" Exhibition

    "EAF08: 2008 Emerging Artist Fellowship" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2008-09-07 - 2009-05-01

    This year, Socrates awarded fourteen fellowships to: Martin Basher, Chelsea Beck, Kim Beck & Osman Khan, Michael Berens, Sari Carel, Adriana Farmiga, Kimberley Hart, Rajkamal Kahlon, Jason Bailer Losh,...More »

  • poster for "Outdoor Cinema 2008" Film Program

    "Outdoor Cinema 2008" Film Program

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-07-09 - 2008-08-27

    Socrates Sculpture Park, in collaboration with Museum of the Moving Image and Partnerships for Parks, presents the 10th annual outdoor international film festival. Each evening focuses on a different country...More »

  • poster for LIC Bike Parade

    LIC Bike Parade

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    • Media: Art Party
    • 2008-05-10 - 2008-05-10

    Socrates Sculpture Park presents the first annual LIC Bike Parade in partnership with Bike New York, Freestyle Arts Association, Friends of Queensbridge Park, Materials for the Arts, The Noguchi Museum,...More »

  • poster for "Waste Not, Want Not" Exhibition

    "Waste Not, Want Not" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2008-05-04 - 2008-08-03

    Curated by Robyn Donohue, with Alyson Baker and Marichris Ty, Waste Not, Want Not is a group exhibition themed around the interpretations and responses to the motivations, goals, realities, politics, and...More »

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