The Broadway Mall Association (BMA) is a nonprofit that stewards, advocates, and cares for the 5-mile environmental resource in the heart of upper Manhattan. The 83 verdant malls from 70th to 168th Street stretch from the Upper West Side through Harlem to Washington Heights. In addition to upgrading the 10.6 acres of malls along Broadway, BMA installs winter lighting and stages world class public art exhibitions that reflect the distinct, diverse communities of the area and engage both residents and visitors alike.
Art on the Malls, the Broadway Mall Association's program to enliven the Broadway malls with contemporary art, was launched in 2005 with the major exhibition Tom Otterness on Broadway. Since then, BMA has exhibited the work of more than 20 internationally recognized artists on the malls, including Joy Brown, Saint Clair Cemin, Dan Colen, Carole Eisner, Don Gummer, Kathy Ruttenberg, Manolo Valdés, Peter Woytuk, and now Nicolas Holiber.
New York City Audubon champions nature in the city’s five boroughs through a combination of engaging programs and innovative conservation campaigns. NYC Audubon is an independent nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Audubon Society. Through its efforts, NYC Audubon protects more than 350 species of birds living in or passing through the 30,000 acres of wetlands, forests, and grasslands of New York City. NYC Audubon connects New Yorkers with birds and nature through more than 200 bird walks and outreach programs each year and in recent years has collaborated with avian-inspired artists at its seasonal nature center on Governors Island and its Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages Green Roof & Community Engagement Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. NYC Audubon is the fiscal sponsor of Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway, the Audubon Sculpture Project.
For more than 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 more than 2,000 public artworks by 1,300 notable and emerging artists in more than 200 parks.
Gitler &_____ is an art gallery dedicated to showcasing rising artists from around the world. The gallery moves regularly between genres to expose and celebrate the original work of craftspeople and artistic visionaries whose conceptual and technical narratives help bring a fresh perspective to the canon. The artwork is brought to light through pop-up shows, performances, public interventions, and traditional exhibitions held in the gallery's uptown space in Hamilton Heights. Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway, the Audubon Sculpture Project is a companion to the Audubon Mural Project, the ongoing public art initiative spearheaded by Avi Gitler of Gitler &_____ Gallery.