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
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
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.