Our Memories @ Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park

Date: April 20th, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park (~70th Street and mid-park), New York, NY, 10019
Filming All Day
Press Release PDF Our Memories in Central Park
Our Memories is an evolving audience participatory installation. Recognizing the need to record one’s personal experience, these neuron inspired sculptures contain cavities in which the participants place a color-coded “memory stone”. Viewers recall a powerful memory and then share the memory by depositing it in a sculpture. The “memory stones” are color-coded into six emotive categories: joy, anger, love, sadness, fear, and surprise. New sculptures are being created for the Naumburg Bandshell and Thomas Paine Park installations and they will be exhibited along with the sealed Governors Island sculptures. The Our Memories project is both a collective memorial, made complete by thousands of individual memories from people all over the world, and an experience that connects us to our core and to one another.

After the Central Park event on April 20th, the seven filled sculptures will be moved to Thomas Paine Park in Downtown Manhattan for a 10 month installation and Opening on May 4th.

Special thanks to the NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, and to the contributions of private donors in making this exhibition possible.

For over 50 years, NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program has brought contemporary public artworks to the city’s parks, making New York City one of the world’s largest open-air galleries. The agency has consistently fostered the creation and installation of temporary public art in parks throughout the five boroughs. Since 1967, NYC Parks has collaborated with arts organizations and artists to produce over 2,000 public artworks by 1,300 notable and emerging artists in over 200 parks. For more information about the program visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.