Now Open: Collins Canal Park

City Center

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Now Open: Collins Canal Park:

Large sculptures line path between convention center and canal

If you haven’t been there yet, head over to the Convention Center and take a stroll along the canal on the north side. The recently opened Collins Canal Park includes a hidden oasis of lush landscaping and a walking path that runs between the Convention Center and canal. Throughout the 2.8 acre space are aluminum sculptures by Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout. Known as Humanoids, the collection is part of the City’s Art in Public Places program. The development of the Convention Center includes $7 million in public art to be installed around the new facility including art that is process on the building’s exterior, large works that will be installed in the now under construction park to the west, and Collins Canal Park.
 
According to the Art in Public Places program, “The Humanoids are part of [the artist’s] recent fascination with man and nature. They appear as abstract figures, which use the park and the natural environment as their habitat, formulating a subtle statement about our relationship to nature and our origins.”
 
To see an interview with van Lieshout about the installation, click here.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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