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Posts from the ‘Public Art’ category

Here’s where you will find a series of brief articles describing how communities across the United States use public art.

Photo shows a house perched on very thin, very tall, vaguely robotic sculpted legs in front of a brick building.

50 States of Public Art: The SPACES Sculpture Trail in Huntsville & Madison, Alabama

You may have heard I’ve got a book or two out on viewing public art with your kids. Public art is everywhere, and this is the season for getting out and viewing it. While I was out hunting for public art in Mesquite, Texas with The Eleven-Year-Old earlier this month, it occurred to me that it would be nice to to highlight public art projects happening right now in various parts of the country. With luck, I’ll highlight one in a town near you. With that, let’s take a quick trip to Alabama.

the black panther stalks over a green background

Wordless Wednesday: The Endangered Species Mural at Juana Briones Elementary School

One of the things I love about the public schools here in California is that the buildings are often covered with murals painted by the students. This week for Wordless Wednesday, I’m highlighting portions of the Endangered Species Mural at Juana Briones Elementary School. The mural was painted by the school’s fifth grade class of 1994. (Check the last picture for the list of artists.)