Empire State Plaza art collection

Tour the Art Collection

Tours are offered on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. and by appointment Monday - Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Tour the Art Collection
The Collection


Art historians have called the Empire State Plaza Art Collection "the greatest collection of modern American art in any single public site that is not a museum." The Collection was formed under the direction of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller during construction of the Empire State Plaza (1966–1978). Ninety-two works of Abstract Expressionist art are on permanent display throughout the Plaza.

The Plaza Art Collection is a public collection owned by the people of New York State and cared for by the New York State Office of General Services

The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection
NEW Monday Plaza Art Collection Tours


Mondays at 1:00 p.m.*


Tours begin on the Concourse Level of the Corning Tower, to the right of the Security Desk.


*Excluding Government Holidays


Tours Offered by Appointment


Monday - Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.


To schedule a tour, call the Empire State Plaza Visitor Center at (518) 474-2418.