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Artworks We Love: June 2024

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A view from above looking down onto an outdoor art installation. The installation is a series of teal-colored square blocks arranged in a checkerboard pattern. People are sitting on the blocks, interacting with the art piece. There are also many people standing behind a glass window looking down at the installation. The text

Artworks We Love!

The Public Art Archive (PAA) team has added hundreds of artworks to PAA over the last few weeks. From Huntsville, Alabama, to Portland, Oregon, and everywhere in between, there is public art to explore in communities across the U.S.

Check out just a few of our favorite works recently added to the Public Art Archive.. Delve into the context surrounding each piece by clicking the “Learn More” button to access the artwork details and accompanying multimedia.

The image shows a quilt framed in a dark wood frame with decorative accents. The quilt is made of various fabrics in black, white, brown, beige, and green, and features a complex geometric pattern. The quilt is displayed against a light-colored wall. The frame is decorated with small, rounded objects that are evenly spaced around the edge.

Cityscape Block by Block. By Guadalupe Lanning Robinson. Our Civic Canvas – The City of Huntsville, Alabama. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Johnson. Learn more.

The image shows a wooden sign with a rusted metal panel. The metal panel has a design cut out of it, which includes geometric shapes like stars, circles, and triangles. The design also includes a crescent moon, a depiction of mountains, and the inscription "Peace, Might Life, 2022". The sign is placed in a field of grass in front of a mountain range.

Night Life (2022). By Karl Hale. Salt Lake County, Art in Public Places. Photo courtesy of the Collection. Learn More.

The image shows two paintings on a white wall. The paintings are both in a similar style, with bright colors and bold lines. The painting on the left depicts a young man with black hair, wearing a blue shirt and a necklace. He is holding a cup of coffee in his hand. The background of the painting is a collage of different images, including a building with a sign that says "Magic Garden" and a phone booth. The painting on the right depicts a young woman with yellow hair, wearing a black top and a necklace. Her hair is styled in a punk-rock fashion. The background of the painting is also a collage of different images, including a red brick wall and a sign that says "Food Togo." The paintings are both very colorful and vibrant.

Romeo and Juliet, Portland, OR 1992 (2023). By Mona Superhero. Regional Arts & Culture Council Portable Works Collection, Portland, Oregon. Photo courtesy of the Collection. Learn More.

The image shows a large stack of colorful, circular objects, each covered in a different pattern. The objects appear to be made of a flexible material like rubber or plastic and are stacked on top of each other in a conical shape. They are located on a patch of green grass in front of a building.

Abuzz (2023 – temporary installation). By Suzanne Morlock, Jackson Hole Community Entry Services, Wayne Dickie, David Dodge, Myrinda Hamilton, Delford Hill, Kassi Knudsen, Isabella Shandor, Connor Clark, Tracy Dimick, Gary Endicott, Jamie Kothe, Leonard Williams. Jackson Hole Public Art. Photo courtesy of Suzanne Morlock. Learn more.

The image shows an indoor space with a large window overlooking an outdoor area. The outdoor space features a checkered pattern of light blue squares, creating a visual effect similar to a giant chessboard. Some of the squares are elevated into platforms, which people are sitting on. There are also a large number of people gathered outside the window, seemingly observing what's happening below. The indoor space appears to be a lobby or atrium, with a patterned floor of brown and light blue tiles. The image is taken from a high vantage point, looking down at the scene.

Side Effects (2023-temporary installation). By Molly Hunker and Greg Corso. Exhibit Columbus, Columbus, Indiana. Photo courtesy of the collection. Learn more.

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