On Location

Arabian Artscape

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – With a rapidly expanding gallery culture in Dubai, the Louvre and Guggenheim set to open museums in Abu Dhabi, strong annual art fairs in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, more than 18 museums and cultural institutions operating in Sharjah, and government and museum support for bringing in public art from around … Read More

Going with the Flow

LOS ANGELES – On a sweltering Saturday afternoon in July, I joined a handful of other spectators in crouching at the paved edge of the Los Angeles River. “Water has memory,” a voice said and echoed over the gentle stream where four women dressed in shades of gray stood knee-deep in the water, gesturing toward … Read More

Issue 55


Honoring Heroes, Milestones of a Long Struggle

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – Miami’s record in the battle for the recognition of LGBTQ people as full citizens is a … Read More

“Black Artstory Month” in Fort Greene

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – In a pointed parallel with the commemoration of black history during February, the community-development organization Myrtle Avenue … Read More


Film can be a powerful medium for documenting public artworks—and sometimes films devoted to public art rise to the level … Read More

Recent Projects

Signs of Things to Come?

“Lot Reserved for: Future Internment Camp,” said signs posted at industrial sites, empty lots, and other spaces in multiple American … Read More

Seven Magic Mountains

LAS VEGAS – Half an hour outside Las Vegas, seven striking cairns in a neat row rise 30 feet from … Read More

Space Invaders

GLOBAL – Since 1998, an anonymous French citizen who identifies himself as an Unidentified Free Artist (UFA) and goes by … Read More


Monumental Problems

Designed by architect Maya Ying Lin in 1981, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) on the National Mall is, according to author … Read More

Radical Seafaring

From their roots in land art to their current engagement with environmental issues, the artists in this book use the … Read More

Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow

A new biography of Louise Nevelson provides a comprehensive view of the influential artist In 400 pages, this meticulous, illustrated … Read More

Shop Talk

The Art Department

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) could be a cabinet-level agency of the federal government—in your dreams, and … Read More

Q&A: Theresa Sweetland

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Theresa Sweetland brings a lifetime commitment to the arts and social justice to her new role … Read More

Where There’s a Will

A city needs public art in order to flourish. That’s an idea gaining traction among urban planners and other city-makers. … Read More