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Photo Of The Day: End Of The Line

Photo Of The Day: End Of The Line May 2nd, 2013 at 6:30PM: Public art can take many forms: a mural, a street performer, even a tank as "sculpture." Then there is the many forms of graffiti. How do you differentiate between art and vandalism? This photo of a broken down Muni bus was taken by Flickr user JRodmanJr in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, presumably in the junkyard. It's hard to say when the bus acquired all of its "artwork," perhaps some...

Free Art: Exploring The Graffiti Of Barcelona

Free Art: Exploring The Graffiti Of Barcelona Apr 18th, 2013 at 9:00AM: You could go to Barcelona and see Sagrada Familia, and the contemporary art museum and all of the Gaudi houses, but if you head to the capital of Catalonia and don't take some time to simply peruse the streets and check out the graffiti, you'll miss out on some of the best art and creative inspiration that the city has to offer. I, for one, am not usually a fan of graffiti, but done well,...

Exploring The Abstract Murals Of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Exploring The Abstract Murals Of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Oct 9th, 2012 at 2:00PM: "Art should not be segregated in museums; it needs to live free among us"- Isaiah Zagar While most travelers to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, spend time exploring rich history, colonial architecture and delicious cheese steaks, there's another facet to the city worth getting to know: its detailed murals. Walking down the streets of the city, it will immediately become clear Philly has a...

Biblical bridge allows pedestrians to "walk through water" like Moses

Nov 30th, 2011 at 1:00PM: Parting the sea is no longer a feat held just for saints and those with higher powers. Thanks to a new and innovative creation by RO & AD Architects, anyone can walk through water, just like Moses did when he parted the Red Sea. The Moses Bridge is located in the Netherlands and gives people access to Fort de Roover, an old Dutch Fortress from the 17th century. What makes this bridge unique...

Serial public art around the world

Serial public art around the world Oct 17th, 2011 at 4:30PM: Public art exhibitions featuring a common sculpture that is multiplied and then embellished by various artists have been popping up in cities worldwide since 1998. Artistic director Walter Knapp first came up with the idea and convinced artists to dot Zurich, Switzerland with a collection of artfully-decorated lions. Within a year, Chicago businessman Peter Hanig had taken the idea and ran...

Shake Shack in Brooklyn, New York, adds public art installation to their menu

Shake Shack in Brooklyn, New York, adds public art installation to their menu Oct 12th, 2011 at 11:30AM: A public art installation has been added to the space that will soon house a Shake Shack in the Fulton Mall in Brooklyn, New York. Earlier this year, Shake Shack reps heard about the Before I Die installation in New Orleans, Louisiana, and decided that they wanted to do the same thing as it seemed true to the Shake Shack spirit. The installation is comprised of a giant chalkboard where people...

Six ways to enjoy Madison Square Park

Six ways to enjoy Madison Square Park Oct 20th, 2009 at 12:30PM: Manhattan has a lot of great parks – but a handful tends to hog all the attention. Central Park is what it is; there's just now way to compare it to anything else. Bryant Park has live performances and exhibitions (not to mention a starring role in Fashion Week) and is only a block from Times Square. And, there are others that would come to mind before you work your way down the list to one...

Undiscovered New York: Going underground

Undiscovered New York: Going underground Feb 18th, 2009 at 3:00PM: Welcome back to Undiscovered New York. If New York was a human body, with Times Square as the heart and Central Park as its lungs, the city's subway system would certainly be its veins and arteries - unnoticed yet vitally important. No public transportation system could possibly encompass as many hyperboles. The smelliest. The slowest. The dirtiest. The most confusing. The hottest in the summer...

San Jose to Spend $1.1 Million on Mural at Airport

San Jose to Spend $1.1 Million on Mural at Airport Nov 21st, 2008 at 9:00AM: The San Jose city council recently approved an art project with an $1.1 million dollar price tag. A huge mural will be installed at Mineta San Jose International Airport on the side of a newly constructed parking garage. Impressive? It will be San Jose's largest piece of public art (62 feet high, 76,000 square feet). The mural is inspired by a high resolution photograph of different hands making...

Labor Day themed sculptures: Hammering Man in Seattle and beyond

Labor Day themed sculptures: Hammering Man in Seattle and beyond Sep 1st, 2008 at 11:40AM: Outside the Seattle Museum of Art is a kinetic sculpture called Hammering Man. The man who lifts and lowers his hammer four times per minute is one of several Hammering Man sculptures by artist Jonathan Borofsky. Through his Hammering Man statues, Borofsky's aim is to pay tribute to the workers of the world, as well as, indicate that the world is linked together through our labors. The sculptures...

The New York City Waterfalls

The New York City Waterfalls Jun 13th, 2008 at 11:30AM: On June 26th, New York will be surrounded by massive towers of water. Sound like the fulfillment of some horrific biblical prophecy? It's actually the product of a unique collaboration between the city of New York and artist Olafur Eliasson, called The New York City Waterfalls. Following in the footsteps of other massive outdoor art projects like The Gates, artist Eliasson is installing four...

Knitting public art

Knitting public art Apr 15th, 2008 at 2:00PM: I don't knit. I've tried, but even when I've attempted a scarf, it ends up weird shaped. Anna knits. She's waxed poetic about it in a post about the pleasures of knitting and travel. Here's another reason to grab some knitting needles and yarn. While leafing through a back copy of Reader's Digest at my in-laws this weekend, I saw a snippet on women in Houston, Texas who are turning their scraps...

Sigmund Freud is not suicidal even though he's hanging from a building

Sigmund Freud is not suicidal even though he's hanging from a building Dec 6th, 2007 at 10:30AM: There's a life-size statue of Sigmund Freud hanging high above the ground outside the Trade Center Building in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He's created quite a stir. Good Samaritan types saw the statue hanging by one hand from a pole 7-stories up and thought it was a real man in distress. After they called the police and the truth was discovered, there must have been a sigh of relief. "Oh, it's just...

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