San Francisco, Calif. – On March 5, 2013, at 9 pm PST, Leo Villareal‘s The Bay Lights—the largest LED light sculpture in the world—was lit. Since 1936, the Bay Bridge has been a central landmark of the Bay Area of California, connecting San Francisco and Oakland. The Bay Lights was inspired by the bridge’s 75th … Read More
Public Art Category
A project that honors, remembers, celebrates a person, place or event. It could be representational or abstract, temporary or permanent. This includes memorials and monuments, as well as rituals and roadside shrines.
World – Public art today is a rapidly growing and evolving field. Each project embodies a unique convergence of time and place, artist and community, style and approach, vision and actualization. Yet public art lacks evaluative studies, in-depth research, and comparative data to serve the expanding field worldwide. Likewise, information about high-caliber projects in different cities and countries is not broadly accessible across … Read More
Sacramento, Calif. – This past fall, the Sacramento International Airport unveiled a $1.3 billion addition. The new construction features 14 major artworks by highly regarded artists; in total, these works cost $6 million, making the collection Sacramento’s single largest investment in public art. One of the dominant pieces in the collection, The Baggage Handlers by … Read More
Arts and culture have always struggled for status in the Olympic milieu of alpha-ego architecture and globally televised sporting events. The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, an arts and education program that extends from 2008 to 2014, proves the point yet again. The total 2012 Olympic budget is currently estimated at £9.3 billion ($14.6 billion). The … Read More