WESTAF’s Public Art Archive Map, 2nd Edition
The Public Art Archive™ (PAA) is thrilled to unveil the second edition of its celebratory Have You Seen My Public Art? Map. The second edition of the map includes 144 artworks across all 50 states created by over 176 unique artists and studios within the last 10 years. Engage with the interactive map below to learn more about the artworks chosen for this project.
+Hover over illustrations to activate the interactive map.
*This map is an illustration. Artworks are not drawn to scale and their placements on the map may not be exact. For accurate information regarding artwork locations, we welcome you to engage with the interactive map to view the individual artwork detail pages.
Artwork type refers to the kind of artwork being described. The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus provides a robust list of possible categories the Public Art Archive uses to categorize artworks throughout the database. As the field of public art expands, so does this list of artwork types. As evidenced by the data analysis for this project, sculpture (especially outdoor sculpture) and murals are the most prolific types of public art.
Placement type refers to the many settings in which public art is installed. Placement types can range from public buildings such as city halls and libraries to outdoor spaces accessible by any member of the public, such as sidewalks, parks, and plazas. For this data set, public art was largely located in parks and on university campuses.