Today if you walk down S. Grand Boulevard, one of the main thoroughfares in St. Louis, you are likely to find boarded-up windows in the aftermath of protests and ensuing riots from the Michael Brown grand jury ruling. What would normally be a bleak sight has become canvas for a new painted protest. Residents of the city and neighbor Ferguson have used their brushes to voice their hope and love for a community still reeling from the events of the past few months. Continue reading
Most people who take the ferry to Alcatraz are going to tour the legendary former prison in San Francisco Bay. They may be surprised to find seven new works by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, who was detained by Chinese authorities for nearly three months in 2011. Special correspondent Mina Kim of KQED reports. Continue reading
To see Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s “facescape,” you have to be high above the crowds on the National Mall, either at the top of the Washington Monument or in the sky. Called “Out of Many, One,” — the translation of “E Pluribus Unum” — the artist created a composite face from 50 photographs of young men from Washington, D.C. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
An ambitious new initiative across the U.S. is sneaking works of American art into subways, on billboards and the sides of buses, and into view for a greater audience, without charging admission. Continue reading
For 48 hours, the grass on the National Mall disappeared underneath a million white and grey “bones,” a symbolic mass grave on the footsteps of the U.S. Capitol. The One Million Bones project is a public art installation created to protest genocide and raise awareness of ongoing violence.
A new art installation brings new light to San Francisco Bay. The Bay Bridge, which connects San Francisco and Oakland, is the focus of a new public art display featuring thousands of LED technology lights. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels has the story of the high-tech work of art. Continue reading