Explore Art in the Parks today with any of these creative works now open for visitors. Come back soon to see more current exhibitions and programs—new opportunities and creative works are always making their way to to the national parks!

Home Land Security

Home Land Security >>
The exhibition provides a global perspective on the themes of home, safety, and defense. New and recent works respond to these themes through a variety of media ranging from sound, to performance, to video.


Shortening on Alcatraz by Nelson Saiers >>
Shortening: Making Irrational Rational incorporates properties of the number Pi, prison vernacular and NFL football jerseys to weigh in on the “irrationally” long prison sentences given for minor, nonviolent drug offenses.

Spire by Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy, Spire >>
Presidio Trust and the FOR-SITE Foundation
This 90-foot sculpture, like most of Goldsworthy’s work, was constructed out of objects already existing in nature. 

Wood Line

Andy Goldsworthy, Wood Line >>
Presidio Trust and the FOR-SITE Foundation
Wood Line winds its way down a historic grove in the Presidio. Goldsworthy created this sculpture that harkens back to the Park’s beginnings, then the trees were first planted by the U.S. Army in the 1880s.

Andy Goldsworthy's Tree Fall

Andy Goldsworthy, Tree Fall >>
Presidio Trust and the FOR-SITE Foundation

Made from the trunk of a tree from the Presidio Parkway project, Tree Fall introduces a different side of Goldsworthy’s work, bringing nature indoors. 

Headlands Center for the Arts

Headlands Center for the Arts >>
The Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary and international art center located in the Marin Headlands, and is a crucial component to the success of the Art in the Parks program. Learn more at www.headlands.org.

Art in the Parks is a cooperative effort of the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Headlands Center for the Arts to work with a variety of community partners to bring the arts to park settings to provide new ways of experiencing and learning about place. Some of our current and past partners include the FOR-SITE FoundationWe Players, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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