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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 … Continue reading

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Downtown Public Art Projects

Here is a little history about Iowa City’s Public Art Program and what they have offered this community in terms of the arts since the beginning. The Public Art Program was established in 1997 by the Iowa City City Council. … Continue reading

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Time to Get Personal!

I am in a class called Marketing, Promoting and Politicking Public Art. Each class we learn about public art monuments and sculptures that are all over the United States. We have spent much of our time learning about works ranging … Continue reading

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BenchMarks

Three women and a few children representing the Children’s Center for Therapy in Iowa City painted away on this breezy day. The project that encourages local people to paint public benches is called “BenchMarks.” I spoke with one of the … Continue reading

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Open your eyes and see public art!

So often I walk around Iowa City with my head down and earphones in. I kick the pebbles and leaves in front of me and avoid crashing into the bikers and students hustling to class. Only when I approach a … Continue reading

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