The possibilities for public art are vaster today than at any other time in history. Before the 1930s and the advent of the Works Progress Administration in America, virtually all public art consisted of memorials; today, though many pieces memorialize,
an extensive range of other works--from the permanent to the ephemeral--exist to edify, beautify, distract, concentrate, educate and, crucially, help form and solidify communities. In our directory, you will find artists who create public
works, companies that implement them and organizations that support their existence.
Sculptures from world-renowned artists and emerging local talent are presented in a bustling urban-landscape, delighting tourists and locals alike.
Perched on the shores of Lake Michigan and extending downtown into the arts and fashion district, Sculpture Milwaukee's annual exhibition serves as a catalyst for community engagement, economic development, and creative placemaking.
Landmarks is the award-winning public art program of The University of Texas at Austin. Its collection of modern and contemporary art celebrates diverse perspectives, featuring commissioned projects alongside sculptures on long-term
loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. By making great art free and accessible to all, Landmarks inspires thought and growth.
This permanent pavilion's open volumes appear to be filled with air, yet the floating form is held up by a continuous structural skin in ultra-thin aluminum. Computationally generated "structural stripes" accumulate to produce an experiential
veil that is also self-supporting. Commissioned by the Arts & Science Council and the Public Art Commission in Partnership with Mecklenburg County.
Alexander Liberman, Above, Above, 1972. Photo by Andy King
Public Art Saint Paul
St. Paul, MN
Since 1998, Public Art Saint Paul has produced a sculpture exhibition in Western Park, in the midst of a densely populated neighborhood just west of the Minnesota State Capitol. The Park's name was officially changed to Western Sculpture
Park in 2015 to honor and acknowledge Public Art Saint Paul's 17-year commitment to arts programming and to affirm this as the City of Saint Paul's sculpture park.
One of New York's most engaging public art collections featuring work by: Siah Armajani, Richard Artschwager, Ugo Attardi, Louise Bourgeois, Scott Burton, Tony Cragg, Jim Dine, Autumn Ewalt & Dharmesh Patel, R.M. Fischer, Ann
Hamilton & Michael Mercil, Mary Miss, Tom Otterness, Demetri Porphyrios, Martin Puryear, Ned Smyth, Brian Tolle.
Prismatica by Raw Design with Quartier des Spectacles
CREOS- Destination Maker
Transforming public places. A leading agency for temporary public interactive installations, Creos connects owners, creators, and distributors of public art around the world. Creos works with clients to design and develop projects
that reclaim their public spaces for artistic purposes.
Albert Paley, Cavalcade. Photo credit: Greg Matthews.
City of Boynton Beach
Boynton Beach, FL
Albert Paley's "Cavalcade" commissioned in 2017 for 500 Ocean Apartments in Boytnon Beach, FL for the City's Art in Public Places Program. It is the tallest public art in the Palm Beaches reaching 40-feet into the sky. As the sun
traverses, the play of light and shade dramatically increases the sculptures dynamism.
A public rotating sculpture exhibition in downtown New Orleans, Poydras Corridor presents over 15 sculptures by artists of local and international renown. In 2019, the exhibition proudly installed Lynda Benglis' Power Tower,
courtesy of Pace Gallery, a new work, fabricated in undulating bronze, with a high-gloss gold patina.
Jen Lewin, Edison Cloud. Photo courtesy the artist.
Forecast Public Art
St Paul, MN
Founded in 1978, Forecast is a leader in the field of public art and considered the go-to resource for knowledge and support in the field. Forecast expands access to tools, resources, opportunities, and funding for artists
to work in public, create partnerships, and advance their public art careers.
Canal Convergence began in 2012 as a two-day event with six artworks. In 2019, Canal Convergence saw record attendance as more than 290,000 people visited the Scottsdale Waterfront to view 18 large-scale public art installations
during the event's 10-day run. The event has grown to include community partnerships, art-making workshops, artist talks, live music, dance performances and more.
We invite Public Art Organizations to join the ISC at the Organizational member - Associate level. This membership includes 10 copies of each issue of Sculpture, online Member Profile with unlimited photo
gallery to showcase your art organization, an enhanced listing in ISC Resource Directory, acknowledgment of support in every issue of Sculpture and on the ISC's website, discounts at ISC conference's
trade fairs and on advertisements in Sculpture and more. For a full list of Associate level benefits and to join the ISC visit our Membership Page.
The ISC offers a wide array of opportunities for Public Art Organizations and Projects to share their stories with our community. You can be featured on this website, in our newsletters, at one of our events,
or within the pages of Sculpture magazine. Sculpture includes an annual, dedicated section, allowing Public Art Organizations and Artists to promote their works by presenting custom content to our readers.
If you would like your Organization, Program or Project highlighted by the International Sculpture Center, please contact our Business Development Director Kate Shanley at
917-804-4642 for more information
The ISC offers a comprehensive directory of Public Art Organizations and Artworks worldwide. Use the search feature to search our directory. You may search our directory using specific criteria such as geographic
location or featured artists.
To be included in the search results you must be a current ISC member who has made their profile visible to the community. In the about section of your profile, be sure to select "Public Art" as your preferred
listing type from the Resource Directory Listing field. For assistance in completing these steps, please contact email@example.com.