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November 23, 2014

Conflict Kitchen Stirs Up Controversy

Death threats force founders to temporarily close doors

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Since 2010, Conflict Kitchen has served the Pittsburgh community food from countries with which the United States is in conflict. This social practice takeout stand serves to humanize those at the other end of the media’s polarizing headlines and to engage the public in meaningful discussion about politics and culture. Past iterations … Read More

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November 17, 2014

In Remembrance: Valerie Gladstone

We at Public Art Review were saddened by the recent passing of writer, curator, author, editor and teacher Valerie Gladstone. Gladstone wrote several articles for Public Art Review, including pieces about Governor’s Island, a collaboration between the Art Students League of New York and New York City parks, and an online course on site specificity … Read More

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November 5, 2014

New Grants for Urban Public Art Announced

Bloomberg Philanthropies' Public Art Challenge

“Public art projects play a vital role in bringing new energy to cities—along with new visitors and more economic activity.” –Michael R. Bloomberg Former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg has a strong appreciation for public art. During his administration, the City of New York presented nearly 500 public art projects. Having witnessed firsthand the … Read More

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October 27, 2014

Old Bay Bridge to Become Public Art

Just over a year ago the Eastern span of the new Bay Bridge was completed. Shortly thereafter, another daunting project began: deconstructing the old Bay Bridge. While the old span was deemed unsafe for commuters, it is built of valuable materials fit for reuse. Many artists have seized the opportunity to bring new life to … Read More

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October 20, 2014

Upcoming Events for “Broadway: 1000 Steps”

Artist: Mary Miss

Mary Miss, an artist dedicated to collaborating with scientists in order to educate people about environmental issues, wants to remind us that every city is in fact an ecosystem and that every part of that system, including you and me, plays an important role. Miss is known for bringing such problems as energy consumption and … Read More

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September 30, 2014

Autumn Arts Festivals 2014

Check out the arts festivals happening around the world this fall and early winter. Here is a partial list to get you started on your art adventures: September – December  Washington, D.C. 5×5 – The largest, temporary public art project in the nation’s capital returns in early September, and will culminate with twenty-five unique, diverse, and … Read More

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September 29, 2014

The 5×5 Project

On view in Washington DC until December 2014

Washington DC – September marks an exciting time for public art with the recent opening of The 5×5 Project. This public art program is organized by five established curators, each of whom selected five artists to create site-specific works that explore the culture, history and sites of Washington DC. This is the second installation of … Read More

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September 25, 2014

Rick Lowe Awarded 2014 MacArthur Fellowship

Rick Lowe, founder of Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas, has been awarded the prestigious 2014 MacArthur fellowship along with 20 other gifted, creative innovators. Anonymously nominated by leaders in their field, fellows receive a stipend of $625,000, paid over the course of five years, to use as they see fit. Originally trained as a … Read More

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September 12, 2014

Giants Unveiled at Vancouver Biennale

(Vancouver, B.C.) – The 3rd Vancouver Biennale is currently underway in Canada. This celebration of public art will continue to unveil exciting new works throughout its two-year duration. The theme is “Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver” and features a wide variety of work by local, international, emerging and well-known artists. With the exhibition spread throughout … Read More

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August 14, 2014

Remembering Anthony Turney 1937-2014

San Francisco, Calif. – After battling cancer for three years, arts advocate Anthony Turney passed away on July 4, 2014. A longtime supporter of the arts, Turney served on the San Francisco Arts Commission and Deputy Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC. Born in Sutton, England, Turney emigrated to the … Read More

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