On Location

Stories from Yangon

New Zero Art Space As Burma slowly transitions toward genuine democratic reforms in the judiciary and executive branches of government, artists and journalists have become litmus tests for the changes occurring in society. While subtle and sometimes not so subtle forms of censorship continue to plague print media, visual artists have seen their opportunities open … Read More

Atlanta Beltline

“It’s a gallery for people who don’t do galleries,” says Jenny Odom, describing the annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine outdoor sculpture exhibition. Odom is communications coordinator for Atlanta BeltLine Inc., which is currently constructing 22 miles of modern streetcar lines and transforming a former railway corridor into 33 miles of combined pedestrian and cycling … Read More


International Researchers Discuss Public Art

Shanghai – Researchers from across the globe gathered last week to share their perspectives on public art. Sponsored by the … Read More

The Wabash Lights Switch On!

Chicago – When it costs over $5,000,000 to realize a project, each step towards completion becomes a landmark victory. The … Read More

What Happens to Abandoned Public Art?

Williamsburg, Va. – What happens when public sculpture loses its home? A farmer in Virginia shows that sometimes it’s up … Read More

Recent Projects


Can’t find anyone willing to join you for a quick game of tag in the park? Head to the River’s … Read More


Almost a century after its dedication, the historic J.M. Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen, Washington, built in 1909, burned to … Read More

“One Million Bones”

After four years of preparation that included 100,000 participants in all 50 states and 30 countries, the social art project … Read More


Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass follows a four-year collaborative project between multimedia artist Ross and fine arts manufacturer Franz Meyer (Munich). … Read More

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Architecture as Resource

An alternative guide for architects, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle posits reinterpreting waste materials as precious resources. Via German-based project examples, the publication … Read More

Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: Economic Development, the Environment, and Quality of Life in American Cities

In this information-packed second edition, Portney compares sustainability initiatives across small, medium, and large American cities, examines the various issues … Read More

Shop Talk

All About Site

Award-winning director and choreographer Stephan Koplowitz never could be confined to traditional spaces. Even though he knew early on that … Read More

Bravo, Sort Of

Twenty-four years ago I wrote an article to argue that the arts community in the United States was a co-conspirator … Read More

Room for Everyone

I spent 17 years as a nurse before transitioning to my career as a public art administrator. In 2012, I … Read More