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

Tour Offerings
Take a Tour of the Plaza Art Collection
Every Monday

Mondays at 1:00 p.m.*


Begins at the Corning Tower Security Desk, Concourse Level

*Excluding Government Holidays


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.

Art For Lunch

December 6

12:30 p.m.


Begins at the Corning Tower Security Desk, Concourse Level