Art on Campus: The University of Iowa

Through the Art in State Buildings Program, The University of Iowa has acquired an impressive collection of public art, distributed throughout the campus buildings indoor and outdoor spaces. This program ensures that fine arts play an important role in state constructed buildings.

According to Facilities Management at the University of Iowa, “The requirement states that one-half of one percent of a project’s total cost shall be expended for the acquisition, preparation, and installation of fine arts elements in and around state buildings in areas regularly accessible to the general public.” This ensures the collaboration between artists, builders, and local residents to share in the production, installation and experience of fine art.

Check out a Google Fusion Map that documents several campus buildings, including the artist, date and title of the public works installed there. Click on the red balloons to learn more and see photographs.

Source Credits: Facilities Management: The University of Iowa; Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs: Iowa Arts Council

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