About the Project

For the summer 1978 debut of Art on the Beach, Creative Time moved outdoors to a sandy landfill site slotted to eventually become Battery Park City. The empty tract of land was a choice location due to the grandeur that framed it: the Hudson River, the Lower Manhattan skyline, and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.


Sprawling sand dunes, covered with natural vegetation, provided a feeling of being far from the city while actually remaining in its midst.


Photograph by Redmond A. Simonsen




Multiple Artists

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