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About the Manhattan Art NOW Map

In 2004, cultureNOW began working on its second mapping project, a public art map of Manhattan. The map is meant to celebrate the art that surrounds us that we see everyday. By defining public art as art paid for by a public agency or visible from a public space, we were able to locate over 1500 works of permanent art.

The physical map, published in 2007, is depicted on this page. There are a few remaining copies which may be purchased. Since then the content itself : the artworks, and podcasts has been fully integrated into the cultureNOW website and app.

Manhattan Art NOW Map

Neighborhood maps

Self Guided Tours of Public Art


Funders for the Manhattan Art NOW map
New York State Council on the Arts
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter
Con Edison