On Location

Two Artists Reflect on the Contemporary Memorial

New York, New York – 2 projects, 2 artists, 2 stories   Memorial to a Marriage by Patricia Cronin A few years ago Grand Arts, the Kansas City–based nonprofit art projects institution, invited me to make a dream sculpture project. I had just finished a series of bronze horses, and I started looking around New … Read More

Issue 43


One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, especially in the arts. As a part of this year’s ELEVATE public art celebration in Downtown Atlanta, Goat Farm Arts Center presented DUMPSTERS. Artists were invited to repurpose these vital and underappreciated receptacles into galleries, interactive installations and performance spaces. Overall, 10 dumpsters were scattered through the Atlanta … Read More


U.S. Dept. of Arts and Culture Announces Cabinet

The United States Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC), an evolving, citizen-led project conceived to honor the importance of art … Read More

Conflict Kitchen Stirs Up Controversy

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Since 2010, Conflict Kitchen has served the Pittsburgh community food from countries with which the United States … Read More

In Remembrance: Valerie Gladstone

We at Public Art Review were saddened by the recent passing of writer, curator, author, editor and teacher Valerie Gladstone. … Read More

Recent Projects


Paris, France (2014) – This fall LA artist Paul McCarthy, known for his bawdy abstractions, didn’t hold back with Tree, … Read More

Ai Weiwei @Large: VIDEO from Alcatraz

With his own personal experience of political imprisonment, it is not surprising that the provocative Chinese artist and activist Ai … Read More

Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014

Attention gamers, programmers and landscape artists! Lincoln Center, in association with Public Art Fund, recently opened their new digital commission … Read More


Creative Refuge

A new book sheds light on participatory art projects with children. Creative Refuge is part research catalog/part education manual from … Read More

Art & Place: Site-specific Art of the Americas

From Canada to Argentina, Art & Place: Site-specific Art of the Americas takes us on a powerful tour of some of the … Read More

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists

Although artists are inundated with an overflow of wisdom on how to feed their muses, advice slows to a trickle … Read More

Shop Talk

Elevating Artists

Los Angeles, Calif. – The distinction between “gallery art” and public art usually goes more or less unquestioned, but one … Read More

The Art of Conversation

ARCHIVE 2011 – Over the years, my writing has been dedicated to the proposition that there is a life for … Read More

Free Your Mind

Community engagement in public art comes in many forms; and probably just as numerous are the reasons we should be … Read More