Public art

The 'world's first art amusement park' rides again

With attractions by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sonia Delaunay, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein and others, the resurrected Luna Luna opens in Los Angeles this month

Augmented reality project puts monumental public art at New Yorkers’ fingertips

Digital art platform Kinfolk has launched a four-artist exhibition that is available to view at designated sites through their application

Spectacular Lumiere art festival lights up UK city of Durham

The latest edition of the popular event includes work by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Ai Weiwei

Organisers of billboard art project allege their show in Texas on prison reform was censored

Companies that manage advertising spaces in Houston reportedly called off the project with little warning or explanation

As it marks its 20th anniversary, Madison Square Park's art programme will extend across Manhattan

The public art organisation will bring major sculptural installations to its namesake green space, and bring projects to other parks uptown

Appeals court backs Miami Beach decision to remove mural of police shooting victim

Controversial action was previously ruled as an act of “government speech”

Public art tribute planned for codebreaker Alan Turing as AI summit opens in the UK

Funding for the selected work will come from the government's Town Fund, designed to level up regions outside London

Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza form backdrop for spectacular contemporary art show

The annual exhibition is one of several contemporary art events taking place in the region

Temporary monument brings a feminist timeline of history to Washington, DC’s National Mall

Artist Tiffany Shlain’s sculpture “Dendrofemonology” chronicles women’s achievements stretching back 50,000 years, on the eve of an election in which women’s rights are at stake

Michelangelo Pistoletto donates new version of public installation to Naples following arson attack

The original version of the artist's Venus of the Rags was set alight only two weeks after being installed outside the city's town hall

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Damaged Banksy mural in Venice to be restored

But some critics are arguing that Migrant Child, which has been slowly deteriorating since it first appeared in 2019, should be left alone

Eight US cities receive $1m grants for public art projects tackling climate change, homelessness and more

The third edition of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Arts Challenge is supporting projects across the country, from Honolulu to Philadelphia

Marta Minujín bringing towering, psychedelic inflatable sculpture to Times Square

The Argentinian artist’s first public sculpture in New York will coincide with a survey at the Jewish Museum

New York City Council bill calls for an accounting of all monuments to beneficiaries of slavery

The bill, currently under review by Mayor Eric Adams's administration, renews conversations about the role of public statues that lionise America's history of slavery

Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s foundation begins to define its scope and goals, including executing the artists’ final, gargantuan project

On the agenda at the first board meeting of the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation was what to do with its more than $150m in assets and how to carry forward the duo’s ultimate piece

Lawsuit over removal of mural honouring victim of police shooting returns to court

Judge previously ruled that taking the artwork down did not violate free speech rights

Installations by Theaster Gates and James Little reinvigorate riverfront park in Memphis

The public space on the banks of the Mississippi, which honours a Black skiff boat operator who saved 32 people from drowning, features work by Theaster Gates and James Little

An environmental art festival in Los Angeles seeks to counteract climate despair and inspire action

The organisers of Earth Edition, a new festival at CalArts, are seeking to showcase “what is being done that’s positive, that’s solutions-oriented”

Material from Christo's wrapped Arc de Triomphe to be recycled for Paris Olympics in 2024

Paris mayor describes project as “a very fine example of the art world’s ability to adapt to climate challenges”

New plaques on controversial City of London sculptures highlight links to slavery

Artists, poets and writers will also respond to statues of William Beckford and Sir John Cass following the introduction of the UK's "retain and explain" policy

US public art project seeks to combat rising antisemitism

The latest billboard campaign by For Freedoms follows an alarming rise in attacks and threats against Jewish people and sites

Brooklyn's Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art transforms parking spaces into a sculpture garden

The Ubuntu Garden has turned a disused lot into a monument to beloved Brooklynites

Ambitious Colorado exhibition puts the 'culture' in 'agriculture'

An exhibition co-organised by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Longmont Museum pairs contemporary artists with farms

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Indigenous collective’s ‘World’s UnFair’ in New York imagines a decolonised future

New Red Order’s Long Island City project turns the models of past World’s Fairs on their heads

Afro-futurist portal opens at New York’s Penn Station

The bustling station’s future hangs in the balance of political jockeying, but in the meantime it is hosting two new art installations

Access to Anish Kapoor’s Chicago 'bean' limited until 2024 due to construction

Work in Millennium Park will keep tourists and Chicagoans from the massive selfie beacon

Kentucky's Speed Art Museum to create $22m sculpture park

The Speed Outdoors, a public park and sculpture garden, aspires to become a focal point for the Louisville community

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Doug Aitken video about consequences of human and animal migration greets travellers at New Jersey train station

Presented by the Princeton University Art Museum, “migration (empire)” speaks to the rising risks of climate change and displacement

Massive Jean Dubuffet sculpture will be moved to the Art Institute of Chicago

It will be on long-term loan from the Illinois State Museum while its current home, the Thompson Center, is converted into Google offices

Monuments to overlooked histories are coming to Washington, DC’s National Mall

New public art show will bring alternative monuments by Derrick Adams, Wendy Red Star, vanessa german and others to the busiest national park in the US