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ARTLANTIC in Atlantic City

Get the story on Atlantic City’s colorful and creative new art parks featuring public murals, sculptures and other incredible works of outdoor art.


Ok, picture Atlantic City. What do you see?
The boardwalk?
The incoming ocean tide?
The casinos?

Expansive art parks dedicated to hosting world-renowned modern art?
You probably didn’t think of that last one, right? Well, feast your eyes on Atlantic City’s new and highly anticipated ARTLANTIC: Wonder – a collection of art parks that features public murals, sculptures and so much more. And this is only one of FIVE projects in AC’s plan, so the future looks bright. Or dark. Or in watercolor.

ARTLANTIC: Wonder consists of two sites (the Pinnacle and the Ritz), each with their own set of unique and breathtaking pieces of art. For example:
Kiki Smith’s A Woman and Deer sculpture
Standing in the Pinnacle site of ARTLANTIC: Wonder is famous feminist artist Kiki Smith’s stoically beautiful sculpture, A Woman and Deer. What does it mean? Does the deer represent the plight of women? Or does the woman represent the plight of deer? Whose plight is it? You’ll just have to come out and see for yourself.

John Roloff’s Étude Atlantis mural
What’s a city park without public murals? A not-as-much-fun-as-it-could-be city park, that’s what. Which is why ARTLANTIC: Wonder enlisted the help from visionary artist John Roloff. His mural for the park, Étude Atlantis, was unveiled on November 9, 2012 to very positive reviews. Located on the Ritz site, the Étude Atlantis is meant to be an “interactive” mural meaning with both the floor and the wall being painted, it feels like you’re walking into a painting. Though the picture captures its details, you truly have to be there to really get the full effect.

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s Pirate Ship
Here’s one that everyone can enjoy: a sunken pirate ship! World-renowned and perfectly adorable artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov came to visit AC and immediately knew what they wanted to add to the ARTLANTIC: Wonder project. Infusing wonder and adventure, the Pirate Ship exhibit is fun for the whole family and presents some pretty fun photo opportunities.