The Exhibit

Melt to Earth—fourteen monumental, site-specific sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Curry—are on view at Lincoln Center until January 6, 2014. Positioned in orbit around the iconic Revson Fountain on Josie Robertson Plaza, Curry’s boldly colored painted aluminum works transform the space into a sculptural theater-in-the-round.

The Artist

Aaron Curry was born in San Antonio, Texas, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. In 2010, he was awarded the Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship in the Visual Arts at the American Academy in Berlin. His works have been exhibited across the US and in Europe, including solo exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover; Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo; and Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX. His works were featured prominently in the recent group exhibitions Alexander Calder: Form, Balance, Joy, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, which traveled to the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas and Orange County Museum of Art, Newport; and Statuesque, organized by the Public Art Fund at City Hall Park, New York, which also traveled to the Nasher Sculpture Center. He is represented by Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London.

Download our Family Activity Book

The Melt the Earth Art Reporter activity book, courtesy of Lincoln Center Education, guides families and curious art reporters of all ages through a fun and imaginative exploration of the installation.


Josie Robertson Plaza Map

Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Located between Avery Fisher Hall, the David Koch Theater, and the Metropolitan Opera House at Columbus Avenue & W 63rd St, New York, NY 10023.


Learn more about the exhibit: Lincoln Center offers a specialty Art & Architecture guided tour, which will highlight the Aaron Curry exhibit. Click here to learn more.

For questions about how to navigate the Josie Robertson Plaza during the course of the exhibition or to address any other access accommodations, please contact our department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities by phone at 212.875.5375 (Monday—Friday, 9:00—5:00) or by email at pspddepartment@lincolncenter.org.


Public Art at Lincoln Center is made possible by the generous support of Jill and Peter Kraus, the Isambard Kingdom Brunel Society, Mr. and Mrs. J. Tomilson Hill III, Jane and Daniel Och and The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. Additional support is provided by The David and Peggy Rockefeller Art Fund.

The artist was selected by the Lincoln Center Art Committee, chaired by Peter Kraus, with guidance from an Art Advisory Group of museum professionals from six New York institutions: the Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Public Art Fund, and Dia Art Foundation.