Latest Public art News

Reviving Mexico's groundbreaking muralism a century later

Aug. 10, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

POXINDEJE, Mexico (AP) — A painter in orange overalls touches up the image of a hand holding a rifle while an artist perched on scaffolding painstakingly places bits of colorful ceramic in a mosaic of a guerrilla fighter. The artists aren't just decorating a wall: Together, they...

Shreveport public artist Ka'Davien Baylor to debut new mural

Jul. 31, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — You may have seen bright, colorful murals popping up all over Shreveport recently and wondered what has been going on. Artist Ka’Davien Baylor has been making his mark on the city in hopes of inspiring change and creativity. Baylor jokes that he’s been...

Artist Claes Oldenburg, maker of huge urban sculptures, dies

Jul. 18, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pop artist Claes Oldenburg, who turned the mundane into the monumental through his outsized sculptures of a baseball bat, a clothespin and other objects, has died at age 93. Oldenburg died Monday morning in Manhattan, according to his daughter, Maartje Oldenburg....

Kentucky Supreme Court to review monument removal decision

Jun. 19, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to consider a lawsuit that seeks to re-erect a statue of a Louisville civic and military leader who fought for the Confederacy before later renouncing it. The statue of John B. Castelman was vandalized several times over...

Mural brings bright colors, reminder of Myrtle Beach's past

Jun. 05, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — For creators of Myrtle Beach’s newest public art installation — a striking, building-spanning painting imagined as an homage to the city’s past — the project is much larger than its 2,400-square feet. “Murals definitely look to the future and...

Reds rookie Greene, reliever no-hitter thru 8, Pirates lead

May. 15, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cincinnati Reds rookie Hunter Greene has been pulled from the game with a no-hitter in progress with one out in the eighth inning against Pittsburgh. Greene was taken out after a pair of one-out walks in the eighth boosted his pitch count to 118. ...