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Two Concepts of Public Art

Harry Boyte | Posted 05.15.2015 | Good News
Harry Boyte

Public art often protests injustice and oppression, seeking to raise public awareness. Pablo Picasso's famous painting Guernica, finished in 1937, is an example.

Art and Climate Change - Inspiring a Sustainable Future

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Art allows people to relate to vast and often unfathomable concepts by engaging the heart and the senses. Art can break down big issues, like climate change, into small, digestible pieces.

This International Public Art Event Asks Us All To Confront Catcallers

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

Ever since the world caught wind of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's public art project, "Stop Telling Women to Smile," the phrase has become a battle cry for a...

52 Bizarre and Amazing Art Installations Are About To Hit San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts

Several dozen major public art installations will burst onto display this weekend on San Francisco's main thoroughfare, part of a years-long effort t...

Community Art and Demolition Derby

Sue Kerr | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
Sue Kerr

My friends at Most Wanted Fine Art (MWFA) dragged a car all around the country, wheat pasting photos of supporters onto the car only to end up smashing the vehicle at a country fair.

The 10 Most Beautiful Public Art Shows Hitting New York This Spring

artnet | artnet News | Posted 04.02.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. by Sarah Cascone Jeppe Hein, Semicircular Mirror Labyrinth II (2013), installed at Ordrupgaard,...

Compassion Around the World: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Just over two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world.

She-Span: The Public Art Project That's Celebrating The Women In Congress

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts

"I was thrilled to be labeled a feminist vigilante artist!" Stephanie Rudig explained in an interview with HuffPost. "I really do need to get that pri...

Matt Sheehan

Dissident Chinese Artist Escapes to Alcatraz

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.03.2015 | World

San Francisco -- Ai Weiwei, once China's most internationally famous prisoner, is occupying Alcatraz -- or at least his art installations are. Banned ...

Sigmar Polke's 'Siberian Meteorites' Installed at Park Hyatt

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

An arty crowd recently braved January's Siberia-like winter weather to assemble at the Park Hyatt Chicago in celebration of the installation of Sigm...

50 Ways to Map The City, Per Street and Graffiti Artists

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Street art is intrinsically bound with its neighborhood and location in a city. Context and placement are key. So when a street artist is asked to create art about mapping a place, it is fascinating to see how they perceive it and with what manner and medium they present it.

A Giant Face Is Floating Over Japan, All In The Name Of Art

HuffPost Japan | Asahi Shimbun Digital | Posted 12.19.2014 | Arts

In the sky over Utsunomiya, a city just over 60 miles north of Tokyo, there floats what looks like the head of a gigantic middle-aged man, a phenomeno...

Is Public Art Just for Show?

Nicole Wong | Posted 02.01.2015 | Arts
Nicole Wong

With public art's interactive nature and transience, questions such as "What defines an artwork and or public art as Art? Are these practices even art?" inevitably arise. People who will look at a piece of work, and say that it isn't art should remove this conception.

The Rottenest City On The Pacific Coast

Findery | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Findery

Originally established as a "pleasure town", Chief Justice of the US, Earl Warren, dubbed Emeryville as "the rottenest city on the Pacific Coast" in...

Houston Public Art Initiative Changes The Conversation About Black History

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.02.2014 | Black Voices

Rick Lowe wants his public art initiative to change the way people look at black history. "A lot of African American history has been painted thoug...

Public Art: More Than a Background for Selfies

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Public art is more than just an attractive decoration -- it is a conversation with the public, revealing a place's or a people's history, values and stories.

Koons, Walker and the Examination of Life and Death

Mary Alice Franklin | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
Mary Alice Franklin

Jeff Koons and Kara Walker are far from the first artists to explore the concept of life and death in their artwork. In fact, this concept is the very essence of what the art world constantly seeks to investigate.

Art Will Be Everywhere This August in America

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Public advertisements have become such a commonplace part of the American landscape that we don't even consciously register them anymore -- that is unless they contain something extraordinary.

The Giant Red Ball That's Touring The Globe In The Name Of Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts

There's a giant red ball roaming the planet, and when we say giant, we mean quite large. At 15 feet and 250 pounds, the scarlet globe has been tre...

The Power of the Mural

John M. Eger | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

Before the matches of the World Cup began, the Brazilian people were protesting in the streets because they knew they could not afford the $13 billion it cost to host the games. In Greece, similar concerns about public mismanagement was the issue and like Brazil, street artists reflected those concerns.

Artists Transform Vacant Office Building Into Surreal Artistic Wonderland

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts

We don't normally associate corporate office buildings with artistic inspiration. The Berber carpet, fluorescent lighting and rolling chairs do not a ...

LOOK: Artist Filling In City's Massive Potholes With Mosaics

AP | STACY THACKER | Posted 06.12.2014 | Arts

CHICAGO (AP) — The perfect pothole might not exist for many people — but for mosaic artist Jim Bachor, it's one with a nice oval shape. Bachor beg...

You Have To Check Out These Public Artworks This Summer!

Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts

Believe it or not, some of the best art in the world is free. You may not be able to hang it on your wall or revel in it at a revered museum, but ...

30-Foot Sculpture Upsets Westhampton Residents

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

No matter how hard they try, it seems Westhampton's elite can't look away from a 30-foot aluminum sculpture called "Walking Figure." Rechler Equity...

On the Wall: Murals of New York

Departures Magazine | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

In a city where tastes, whims, styles and neighborhoods change constantly, the relative permanence may be one reason why the large-scale artworks are an attractive choice.