The Museum of Public Art

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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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The Museum of Public Art's cover photo
03/11/2012

The Museum of Public Art's cover photo

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02/11/2012

thanks Jenny!

02/11/2012

Thanks Adam and Mike!!!

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02/02/2012

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.

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01/30/2012

Strange or ill-advised movie sequels that never were: E.T. 2 : Spielberg and co-writer Melissa Matheson began putting together a treatment for a sequel called E.T. II: Nocturnal Fears.

The proposed movie would have flipped the story of E.T. on its head, with the first film’s story of alien friendship inverted as a story of alien abduction. Nocturnal Fears would have brought back Elliott and his siblings, who would be captured by an evil race of aliens who are distant cousins of E.T.’s breed of friendly scientists.

Elliott and his brother and sister would have been experimented on and tortured, before E.T. swoops in and rescues them. The whole premise sounded rather nightmarish for a family film, and sensing this, Spielberg later ditched the idea, saying it would “do nothing but rob the original of its virginity.”

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01/26/2012

Neal! Anne-Marie! Colin! John! Thanks guys!

Gundam Robot, Tokyo, Japan, 2009... Gdamn I want to spend a year or two in Japan.
01/26/2012

Gundam Robot, Tokyo, Japan, 2009... Gdamn I want to spend a year or two in Japan.

Florentijn Hofman’s Big Yellow Rabbit was erected this summer
01/26/2012

Florentijn Hofman’s Big Yellow Rabbit was erected this summer

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01/26/2012

When I was little my grandfather asked me how old I was. I said, "Five." He said, "When I was your age, I was six."

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This was public art at one time....
12/18/2011

This was public art at one time....

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102 N Bushnell Ave
Alhambra, CA
91801

General information

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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