Arts in Manhattan

On this page, I will introduce an art map of Manhattan with photos. I plan to continue to introduce art works that I have visited more and more in the future, so please enjoy!


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Speaking of museums in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art would come to your mind first.

If you are a New York resident or a visitor to New York city on a trip, please visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and enjoy a variety of artworks there!

The artwork in the photo is Alex Da Corte’s work “As Long As the Sun Lasts” on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Producer: Various
Location: 1000 First Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Banksy “Hammer Boy” Mural

Banksy keeps creating a sensation to the world with its anonymity and new ideas. You can enjoy one of his works on the Upper West Side.

His creativity, seeking to fuse realism and art, tickles the spirit of art.

Producer: Banksy
Location: 233 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

Reclining Liberty

Inside Morningside Park, northwest of Central Park, you can see the Statue of Liberty lying relaxed.

It seems that even Liberty needs some rest sometimes.

製作者:Zaq Landsberg
場所:100 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027



It is an image of the Greek god “Atlas” who is condemned to hold up the celestial heavens or sky for eternity. Atlas continues to hold up the heavens after he sees the infamous Medusa’s eyes and becomes petrified. The photo is a special version of Atlas with mask!

Producer: Lee Lawrie
Location: 1000 First Avenue, New York, NY 10028

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is in front of the Atlas. The Gothic building towering over the big city is a masterpiece. The decorations and art inside are also magnificent, so please stop by once!

Producer: James Renwick Jr.
Location: 5th Ave &, between 50th and 51st St, New York, NY 10022

The Isaiah Wall

Bible passage, “they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more,” is engraved with the inscription proclaiming peace on the wall near the United Nations.

There is constant conflict in the world, but I hope that each nation and groups recognizes the importance of peace and all of us hold each other’s hands.

Producer: Andrews & Clark
Location: E. 43rd St. &, United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Great is Riding a Bike

Albert Einstein, a genius physicist renowned for his theory of relativity, is pictured smiling and riding his bike. In his life, Einstein left the following proverb:

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein

Einstein must have made it important to keep pedaling a bike in our life without stopping as it may be slow and fast sometimes. It is a genius that combines effort not only in physics but also in leaving words that are important to life.

Producer: Eduardo Kobra
Location: E 48th St &, 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017

The Garment Worker

It is a statue of a man sewing clothes in 7th Avenue so called “Fashion Avenue”. When slavery remained in the United States, New York was famous for creating garments for slaves working on plantations in the South, and it was taking a role as the center of the American garment industry. Today, fashion designers from all over the world come together to create a trendy street.

Producer: Judith Weller
Location: 555 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station would be the first station in Manhattan to come to mind when you think of the stations in New York. The impressive station building among skyscrapers is often used as a meeting place.

A beautiful starry sky is drawn on the ceiling of the main room in the station building, but in fact, the Orion constellation is drawn in reverse by the carelessly of the craftsman who wrote the picture.

Producer: Warren and Wetmore
Location: 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center was built by John Davison Rockefeller, a well-known millionaire who left his name in history. During Christmas season, a huge Christmas tree is displayed to color Manhattan.

Artworks around Rockefeller Center are regularly changed, and in the photo, you can find “Uraeus” by German artist Anselm Kiefer. Uraeus is a symbol for the goddess Wadjet. She was one of the earliest Egyptian deities and was often depicted as a cobra, as she is the serpent goddess. In his artwork, an eagle’s wings spread from a huge open book on a pillar and a cobra wrapped around the pillar.

Producer: Raymond Mathewson Hood
Location: 45 Rocketeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111

Kneeling Fireman Statue

Representing the anguish of firefighters, the statue is actually found in two locations: Midtown Manhattan and Kingdom City in Missouri.

The statue, ordered by the Missouri Fire Fighter Memorial, was completed in August 2001 and was scheduled to be sent from JFK Airport to Missouri, but a historic catastrophe, the September 11 attacks, occurred in New York. The Missouri Fire Fighter Memorial decided to donate the statue to New York in view of those taken away on the terrorist attacks. Later, the Missouri Fire Fighter Memorial created the second statue separately and displayed it in Kingdom City.

Producer: N/A
Location: 6 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017


A sad reality is reflected in the eyes of a young child drawn on the Westin Hotel building.

The eyes depict child trafficking and child labor. In the world, there are more than 100 million child laborers and more than 22,000 children who die each year under harsh labor. The artist, Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada, is trying to convey a strong message to advocate against them.

Producer: Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada
Location: 212 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Graybar Rats

In New York City, we sometimes see a rat on the subway, but in general, a rat is disliked by the world and may be living a difficult life.

In the first half of the 20th century, rats seemed to be more prevalent in New York than they are now, and a conical structure called a baffle seemed to prevent them from entering the building.

In the second half of the 20th century, the actual number of rats seemed to decrease, but when the building was restored, they added the missing rats in a way that reminds us of those days.

However, it seems that those rats will follow the same fate as the rats at that time due to the baffle.

Producer: N/A
Location: 420 Lexington Ave #2500, New York, NY 10170


First Street Green Cultural Park

Located in the Lower East Side area, First Street Green Cultural Park offers a wide variety of artwork. Almost every wall in the area is a large canvas for various artists, so if you want to enjoy art works in a different atmosphere from the museum, you may visit it more than once!

Producer: Various
Location: 33 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

I Love NY Mural

A meta-art depicting the artist who writes “I Love NY” on the wall, which is impressively drawn in the parking lot.

The creator, Nick Walker, is also known as an artist who recreated the streets of New York’s graffiti for the filming of Stanley Kubrick’s last film, Eyes Wide Shut.

Producer: Nick Walker
Location: 17th Street and 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011