Public art


$11m worth of public art at the LA Clippers' new arena

Charles Gaines, Refik Anadol, Glenn Kaino and four other renowned artists with local connections were chosen to create some monumental works in Inglewood

A storied public art collection in California makes space for emerging artists

The Stuart Collection at the University of California San Diego is launching an emerging artist programme with a trio of new commissions

Getty’s PST Art initiative will open with a colossal Cai Guo-Qiang fireworks display

The artist’s daytime fireworks event, incorporating drones and artificial intelligence, will take place in and above the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on 15 September

New beginnings for public art programme at Newfields

More than a decade after it opened, the art and nature park at the Indianapolis institution has $3m in new funding and its first new show

Artist Pat Oleszko leads climate-themed Pride performance aboard New York’s Staten Island Ferry

The artist and a cast of collaborators staged a colourful cautionary performance about the environment on the popular ferry


Calling festival goers to Gate 35—new airport installation takes off at Glastonbury

Artist Jordan Watson has created a Terminal experience exploring immigration

Hottest Abe: wax statue of Lincoln loses its head amid US heat wave

The artist Sandy Williams IV’s wax replica of the Lincoln Memorial melted during the East Coast heat wave

Oyster sculptures and whale songs: exhibition on Governors Island explores the role of extraction in climate change

Jenny Kendler’s multidisciplinary project seeks kinship between humans and other animals

The Indigenous artist brightly patching up a Toronto expressway

Nico Williams has created a series of colourful interventions along an elevated highway that cuts through the city centre

Agnes Denes resurrects famous ‘Wheatfield’ work in Montana

Sowing seeds of sustainable development, the artist has planted a version of her celebrated Land art piece in booming Bozeman, Montana

Anya Gallaccio wins commission for London’s first ever HIV/Aids memorial

The winning proposal features a tree trunk from which rings have been extracted and displayed nearby

In pictures: Art Basel's Parcours takes over the high street

Stefanie Hessler, the new curator for the fair's outdoor section, picks out her highlights along the city's Clarastrasse

Would you Adam and Eve it? Michael Landy’s new public art piece brings Cockney Rhyming Slang alive

Signs on show across London’s East Bank highlight the endangered rhyming dialect

‘Iron fist in a velvet glove’: Detroit public sculpture tracks air quality and cleans the polluted environment

A new regenerative installation by Jordan Weber raises awareness of environmental racism

Lauren Halsey to create outdoor sculpture park in South Central, Los Angeles

In addition to the temporary sculpture park, Halsey will open a community centre in 2026 through her non-profit Summaeverythang

US city cancels artist's residency over pro-Palestine painting

Native American artist Danielle SeeWalker had turned down several opportunities to accept a residency in the upscale resort town of Vail

'Empty promises': art on Queens College campus in New York has languished in damaged state for decades

Staff allege that ongoing systemic issues have left the institution's art collection at risk—well before the City University of New York system could blame it all on lack of public funding

Virginia Overton creates new public work for Brooklyn’s former Domino Sugar Refinery

The Brooklyn-based artist has created an abstract wall sculpture for the building’s lobby using parts of the old factory’s iconic yellow sign

Meat me in Times Square: artists create giant 65ft-long hot dog sculpture for the New York plaza

Project by Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw is a “tongue-in-cheek tribute to and critique of all that the hot dog has come to symbolise”

The outdoor art not to miss in Manhattan during Frieze New York

From The High Line to Marcus Garvey Park, the borough is buzzing with exciting public works

Newly unveiled statue of Queen Elizabeth II and her corgis splits opinion

The memorial by Hywel Brân Pratley is situated in the town of Oakham, UK

Dindga McCannon mural unveiled at Rikers Island

The work's brightly coloured positivity stands in sharp contrast to the notorious reputation of the prison where it is installed

Thomas Heatherwick’s controversial Vessel public art piece in New York to reopen

The 150ft-tall, $200m outdoor installation at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards development has been closed since 2021 following a series of suicides

The Week in Art podcast | Marlborough Gallery closes, Rose B. Simpson in New York, Caravaggio’s final painting

Looking back at the history of the pioneering dealership in post-war art, plus a thought-provoking new installation in Madison Square Park and Caravaggio's The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula

Nora Turato projects the art of self-improvement in Chicago

The artist will project a new commission onto the exterior of what was once the world’s biggest building as part of Art on the Mart

JR punches a tunnel through Milan’s central railway station in latest optical illusion

The street artist’s new public art commission coincides with Milan Design Week

US federal judge halts demolition of Land art environment

A temporary restraining order against the Des Moines Art Center after artist Mary Miss sued to block the dismantling of her outdoor work