Introducing the Museum of Public Art
The Museum of Public Art is a public, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Through our mobile museums we hope to illustrate the impact that public art has on a community is priceless and immeasurable and once experienced it only appreciates. Public art has the power to energize our environment, arouse our thinking, and transform the places where we live, work, and play into more welcoming and beautiful environments that invite interaction. Public art can make strangers talk, children ask questions, and calm a hurried life. It enhances the quality of life by encouraging a heightened sense of place and by introducing people to works of art that can touch them and generations to come.
We travel the world with our Mobile Museum to generate interest in Public Art!
Mission: It is the intention of The Museum of Public Art to bring works of art that will have lasting value and quality, and that will expand the public’s appreciation and enjoyment of this art. We will select pieces that will enhance the daily experience of living in the world. Permanent works will meet the same criteria and may include works that are more challenging and unusual. While the search for quality public art will be worldwide, we will concentrate on local, state, and regional artists.
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In simple terms, public art is any work of art or design that is created by an artist specifically to be sited in a public space. It can tower several stories high, or it can call attention to the pavement beneath your feet. It can be cast, carved, built, assembled or painted. Whatever its form, public art attracts attention. By its presence alone public art can heighten our awareness, question our assumptions, transform a landscape, or express community values, and for these reasons it can have the power, over time to transform a city’s image. Public art helps define an entire community’s identity and reveal the unique character of a specific neighborhood. It is a unifying force.
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