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Six public art exhibitions to check out this week.

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Mark di Suvero, Figolu, 2005–2011.   

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Socrates Sculpture Park; through 8/7, Daily (10 a.m.–sunset); 32–01 Vernon Blvd., nr. Broadway, Long Island City; 718-956-1819
It’s the last week to check out the sculpture park’s free exhibition, with eleven new works exploring vantage point as a way of evaluating a scene. While you’re there, don’t forget to also take in the spectacular views of Manhattan that the park’s East River location affords.

Robert Adams: Nebraska State Highway 2, Box Butte County
The High Line; through 9/1; installed on a billboard east of the High Line, nr. Eleventh Ave.
For one month, a billboard mounted with the photographer's shot of a desolate road in rural Nebraska stands in contrast to the traffic, tourists, and ephemera that comes with life in the city. The second installment of the Highline’s "Landscape With Path" series curated by photographer Joel Sternfeld.

Mark di Suvero
Governors Island; through 9/25
It’s hard to miss the modern sculptor’s large-scale works at Governors Island this summer, utilizing salvaged steel and other industrialized materials. The exhibition is organized by Storm King and includes works from 1977 to pieces created especially for this exhibit.

The Andy Monument
Union Square Park; through 10/2; 17th St., at Broadway; 212-460-1208
Rob Pruitt’s larger-than-life, sculptural tribute to Warhol (which he referred to as “another kind of Statue of Liberty”), is fittingly located close to the site of the legendary Factory.

BMW Guggenheim Lab
First Park ; through 10/16, W–Th (1 p.m.–9 p.m.); F (1 p.m.–10 p.m.); S–Su (10 a.m.-10 p.m.); Houston St., at Second Ave.
The Guggenheim takes over a vacant, formerly rat-infested lot and sets up a space to explore ideas related to urban life. Includes interactive installations, site-specific events, workshops, discussions, performances, and informal gatherings.

Sol Lewitt: "Structures 1965–2006"
City Hall Park; through 12/3; Broadway, at Murray St.; 212-639-9675
Art isn’t something you’d necessarily associate with City Hall, but the Public Art Fund thwarts expectations with the first outdoor career survey of LeWitt’s geometric sculptures, including 27 pieces, with two inside City Hall itself.


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