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The Makeover of Milan’s “Rainbow Tower”

MILAN – In a world where public art is in danger of deterioration because of maintenance-budget restrictions, forgetfulness, or the sheer complexity of city life, some works are simply too iconic not to refurbish. Case in point: The 2015 makeover of the “Rainbow Tower” (Torre Arcobaleno) near Milan’s fashionable, design-conscious Garibaldi district. Built in 1964 … Read More

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

News

An Engaged Gathering in Chicago

Under the resonant rubric “Justice,” the 2017 Open Engagement (OE) conference was held April 21-23 at the University of Illinois … Read More

Winner! 3rd International Award for Public Art

WINNER: Pimp My Carroça, Thiago Mundano, São Paulo, Brazil, 2007 In São Paulo, 17,000 tons of waste are generated each … Read More

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

Recent Projects

Rethinking a City from the Grassroots

CHISINAU, Moldova – One of the semifinalists for the International Award for Public Art (highlighted in the new issue of … Read More

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

Books

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