Category Archives: CPA: Public Policies

 

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2017 YEAR OF PUBLIC ART CHICAGO [YOPA].

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events [DCASE] have designated 2017 the "Year of Public Art," with plans for special community projects, art festival, youth programs and much more.

The Chicago Public Art Collection includes more than 500 works of art exhibited in over 150 municipal facilities around...

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Above Image: Flamingo – by Alexander Calder Commissioned by General Services Administration [GSA] Art in Architecture [AIA] program

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"The psychologists and efficiency experts now find that beauty increases productivity. It necessarily follows that true functionalism in man-made edifices must include artistic expression. Sterility and her handmaiden, monotony, must be banished.” Those are the...

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Above Image: from left.. [1] Symbiotic Parralax – by Terrence Karpowicz [1997 / Art-in-Architecture program of the Illinois CDA].. [2] Snake Charmer – by Roger Brown [1990 / Percentage-for-Art program of city of Chicago].. and [3] Batcolumn – by Claes Oldenburg [1977 / Art-in-Architecture program of federal GSA]..

CONTEXT and PURPOSE: This year, in 2014,...

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