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New Art Installed in Restrooms

It’s no secret that Bryant Park’s restrooms are a civic treasure. As Thrillist put it in an article titled The Best Public Bathrooms in the NYC Neighborhoods Where You Need One Most, our facilities are “sparkling” and “luxe,” with “a full-time attendant, fresh flowers, and piped-in classical music,” all of which combine to make for a “decadent bathroom experience.”

At Bryant Park, we’re always looking to improve, and so to make the atmosphere in our restrooms even more pleasant, we recently mounted two new pieces of art on the walls, one in each section.

Both paintings are of the Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain, and were chosen from our collection of art produced in our Artist in Residence program.

In the women’s room, we placed Marilyn Rose’s watercolor on paper Splish Splash (Bryant Park), created in 2013. For the men’s side, we chose Susan Weintraub’s The Fountain, also watercolor on paper and created in 2015.  

Now in its seventh year, the Artist in Residence program commissions artists to create representational imagery of Bryant Park en plein air for two-week periods. The paintings serve as a visual record of Bryant Park from a painter’s perspective.