On Location

History on a Billboard

The United States’ westward expansion during the nineteenth century was justified by the concept of “manifest destiny”—the notion that the virtue and taming influence of American settlers preordained the settling of the West. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project explores this theme through a series of billboards along Interstate 10 through Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, New … Read More

Coney Art Walls

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Coney Art Walls, a large-scale exhibition that opened in July and is open until September 6, has turned Coney Island into an outdoor museum of street art. Curated by Jeffrey Deitch and Joseph J. Sitt, the exhibition presents works by local and international artists, including Crash, Daze, Eine, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, … Read More


Freedom of Panorama Under Threat

On July 9, 2015, European Parliament will vote on an amendment to a copyright reform report that would support restricting … Read More

Open Source Comes to Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pa. – In October 2015, the citywide exhibition Open Source: Engaging Audiences in Public Space will bring large-scale temporary … Read More

Bloomberg Public Art Challenge Winners Announced

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced the four winners in their Public Art Challenge. Each city will receive up to $1 million toward … Read More

Recent Projects


Tampa, Fla. – VIDEO Installed in Kiley Gardens as part of this year’s Lights on Tampa, from February 20 to … Read More


Beacon, N.Y. – Stars provide reference points that guide travelers across land and sea, but what if features of the … Read More


Genk, Belgium – In celebration of the art center C-mine‘s tenth anniversary, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh designed a large-scale steel labyrinth … Read More


The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities

College arts and humanities funding has declined, as many students, school administrators, and everyday citizens question the value of art … 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

Shop Talk

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

Report from the 2015 Public Art Network Preconference

Chicago, Ill. – The Public Art Network (PAN), a program of Americans for the Arts (AFTA), holds its annual gathering … Read More

Art with Story

My gutter curator life in New York during the exploding experimentation of expressionism in the 1980s was followed by an … Read More