On Location

Repurposing the University

California (2010) – California artists and arts institutions are adjusting to downsizing in all sectors of state public programs. Scarcity can trigger unimaginative belt-tightening, but it also opens a liberal space for those on the margins to enter stage left with different propositions. In the face of economic and social instability, a new creative force … Read More

Old and New in Rhode Island

Rhode Island (2011) – The recent unveiling of Maya Lin’s design The Meeting Room—a park redesign intended to improve and reenergize Queen Anne Square in the center of Newport, Rhode Island—reveals the challenges involved in placing public art in Rhode Island. This state prides itself on being home to more historic structures per capita than … Read More


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 … Read More

Upcoming Events for “Broadway: 1000 Steps”

Mary Miss, an artist dedicated to collaborating with scientists in order to educate people about environmental issues, wants to remind … Read More

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 … Read More

Recent Projects

New Media Night 2014

The third annual New Media Night Festival, which celebrates temporary, site-specific light and sound art, brought some exceptionally progressive public … Read More

Fleeting Light Opens in Hong Kong

Hong Kong – Hong Kong celebrates the media arts with Fleeting Light, an interactive public exhibition. Presented by the Hong … Read More


Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, best known for his giant inflatable Rubber Duck that has floated down waterways across the world, … 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

Philadelphia Mural Arts @ 30

At 30 years old, the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia has been an unqualified success, sparking the creation of more … Read More

Shop Talk

Wide-Open Spaces

Hossein Amirsadeghi: What role does the studio play in your work? Yinka Shonibare: The studio is something productive for me, … Read More

The 3D Revolution

No matter how much trouble the creators of digital tech may be having actually creating popular new products these days—and … Read More

Calling All Citizen Artists

PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT— U.S. Secretary of Arts and Culture, October 5, 2013, Syracuse, N.Y. In this era of broken systems—health care, … Read More