A New Destination for Art: Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

The 3.6 mile shared bicycle and pedestrian path of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is now open – and art-starved folks on both sides of the bridge are already heading out to enjoy its carefully curated collection of public art. ArtsWestchester worked closely with the New York Thruway Authority on the commission of 10 major works of public art by eight New York artists, all of which can be seen along the path. Explore some of these works in the image gallery above and use the map below to locate and visit  the public art works.


Read more about the artworks created for the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s new shared use path:


The Recycled Steel Gives a Nod to the Old Tappan Zee
Three artists whose sculptures have been installed at the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge have used recycled steel from the Tappan Zee Bridge within their work. Read more about their sculptures here.

Reflections on a Bridge: a Conversation
ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam and Deputy Director of Public Programs Kathleen Reckling reflect on the process of helping New York Thruway Authority to commission major artworks for the shared use path at the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.

The “Current” Keeps on Moving
Art and architecture intersect in the elegant geometry of Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong’s “Current” sculpture.

Artist Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong Brings Current Into Being
Installing Current, Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong’s winning sculpture design, in Tarrytown at the Westchester Landing of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s path, is a challenging endeavor.

The Ephemeral Nature of Things
Nyack artist Chris Soria, who is one of the local artists selected to install artworks along the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s bicycle/pedestrian path, is creating a colorful mural that celebrates the rich biodiversity of the Hudson River Valley.

An Ode to the Lenape People
The first of ten original works of art is scheduled to be installed on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge path this month.

A version of this article first appeared in the July issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNewsis distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.

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For more than 50 years, ArtsWestchester has been the community’s connection to the arts. Founded in 1965, it is the largest private not-for-profit arts council in New York State. Its mission is to create an equitable, inclusive, vibrant and sustainable Westchester County in which the arts are integral to and integrated into every facet of life. ArtsWestchester provides programs and services that enrich the lives of everyone in Westchester County. ArtsWestchester helps fund concerts, exhibitions and plays through grants; brings artists into schools and community centers; advocates for the arts; and builds audiences through diverse marketing initiatives. In 1998, ArtsWestchester purchased the nine-story neo-classical bank building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue which has since been transformed into a multi-use resource for artists, cultural organizations and the community. A two-story gallery is located on the first floor of ArtsWestchester’s historic building on Mamaroneck Avenue. artsw.org