Mattingly’s public art project at Prospect Park aims to raise awareness about how to create more equitable and sustainable public water systems.
19th-century Arch in Prospect Park Gets Impressive Remodel
As a tribute to the original design of the Endale Arch, the restoration team left one brick and granite cross vault exposed to display the “detailed craftsmanship put in place over 150 years ago.”
A Fallen Brooklyn Elm Shaped into Objects That Reflect on Immigration
The Witness Tree Project asked RISD students to design objects reflecting on immigration, made from a fallen 150-year-old elm in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
Celebrate 150 Years of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park with 19th-Century Stereograms
Contrast the 19th century to the present day through stereoscopic photographs of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, which opened in 1867 and is celebrating its 150th birthday.
In Brooklyn, a Clinton Sign Joins a Collection Dedicated to Presidential Runners-Up
A sign for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign joins presidential runners-up in Nina Katchadourian’s “Monument to the Unelected” in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
Signs of a Presidential Loser
Nina Katchadourian’s “Monument to the Unelected” gives us a chance to consider what it means to be a loser in our electoral system.
Seeing Digitally Manipulated Landscapes Out in the “Wild”
One does not often associate a walk in the park with experiencing contemporary art presented on security fences by way of large mesh tarps. But that’s just what you’ll find at Natural Disruptions.
In the Vale of Cashmere: Prospect Park’s Hidden World of Gay Cruising
“When I got there, I found the park filled with men in the same horny, hungry state of mind I was in … I can’t remember ever seeing so many gorgeous black men in any one place,” Rory Buchanan wrote in his short story “Summer Chills.”
Better than Central Park: Olmsted and Vaux’s Brooklyn Masterpiece
While we may not participate in miniature yacht races or have games of lawn tennis, the experience of visitors today to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park isn’t radically different from when it first opened in 1867.