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Jaume Plensa

Planning a 308-Acre Park for Raleigh

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.28.2017 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Breathtaking seems the best adjective for the 308-acre Dix property Raleigh recently acquired from the state of North Carolina for $52 million. The only aspect more breathtaking than its size, scope and beauty is how far-reaching a challenge this rolling, wooded landscape presents the city.

Summer Getaways: 10 Best Outdoor Sculpture Destinations in Europe

MutualArt | Posted 07.23.2016 | Arts

Art and nature: the outdoor sculpture park offers the best of both worlds. Especially during the summer holidays, when we're eager to trade in weary museum-legs for the invigorating effects of the nature hike, without sacrificing the need to view and appreciate great artworks.

Jaume Plensa's Four New Sculptures for Chicago's Millennium Park

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

Jaume Plensa, the Spanish sculptor, added another four sculptural "portraits" to Chicago's growing Public Art in the parks. Ten years ago, Plensa, born in 1955, created the globally famous "Crown Fountain" which has become a Chicago landmark and a public sculpture Icon.

Public Art: Here, There, Everywhere

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Driving through Downtown LA along Main Street, I saw a rather dramatic mural of a single, moody cartoon-like figure decorating the wall of a rather nondescript commercial building.

The Art Fairs of Frieze Week 2013

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

It's London's turn in the great art fair cycle, and Frieze and its satellites have descended upon the British city for the eleventh year. As expected, the powers behind Frieze have a world class line up of special exhibitions, film and a sculpture park that will pair contemporary and historical pieces.

September: Chicago at Its Best

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Chicago is notorious for its less than perfect weather, which changes, seemingly, every few minutes. Two weeks ago, the very moment my plane landed at...

Art for the People - Public Art Around the World

MutualArt | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts

Public art is a democratic entity, open to everyone, not just art seekers going to visit museums and galleries. We've rounded up ten public art projects from around the world that are well worth a visit and accessible to all.

Five Things I Learned From Dirk Lohan About Mies van der Rohe's IBM Building

Lynn Becker | Posted 07.03.2013 | Chicago
Lynn Becker

At a presentation to promote the hotel, architect Dirk Lohan, Mies van der Rohe's grandson, gave a talk that revealed some unknown facts about the 52-story office tower, which opened in 1973.

Giant Sleeping Girl's Head Emerges From Rio Ocean

Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

We imagine being sprawled on the white sand of a Brazilian beach and staring out onto the crashing waves beyond is pretty relaxing, but perhaps not qu...

Heart Of Glass

Posted 03.03.2012 | Arts

Though you may think the realm of glass is limited to Cinderella's slipper, the vessel for your wine, and Blondie's ex-beau's heart, the material actu...

44 Ft. Tall Sculpture Of Spanish Girl Unveiled In NYC

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.05.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A giant sculpture of a girl's head by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa (JOW'-meh PLEHN'-sah) has landed in a New York City park. The 44-foot...