Saturday, June 2, 2007

Art-in-Architecture Program

Art-in-Architecture program runs at state level and federal level ..
# [I] State of Illinois, Capital Development Board's Art-in-Architecture Program ..
# [II] U.S. General Services Administration Art-in-Architecture Program ..

[I] State of Illinois, Capital Development Board's Art-in-Architecture Program ..
From the Illinois Capital Development Board website .. click here

The Illinois Art-in-Architecture Program was created in 1977 under Public Act 80-241 .. to promote and preserve the arts of Illinois by securing artwork of all media for public buildings constructed with State funds. It's Capital Development Board spends one-half of one percent of the construction appropriation on the acquisition of artwork for new and renovated buildings that are open to the general public. A committee of artists, community representatives and state officials oversee each project and select the artwork.
Some public art pieces funded by this Program ..
# Freeform .. by Richard Hunt .. click here ..
# Monument with standing beast .. by Jean Dubuffet .. click here ..
# There are many art pieces at James R. Thompson Center funded by the State of Illinois, Capital Development Board's Art-in-Architecture Program ...
For more .. click here

[II] U.S. General Services Administration Art-in-Architecture Program ..
From GSA [US General Services Administration] website .. click here ...

The GSA Art in Architecture Program commissions the nation’s leading artists to create large-scale works of art for new federal buildings. GSA reserves one-half of one percent of the estimated construction cost of each new federal building to commission project artists. A panel comprised of art professionals, civic and community representatives, and the project’s lead design architect meets to discuss opportunities for artists to participate in the building project. This panel reviews a diverse pool of artist candidates and nominates finalists for GSA to evaluate. Artists who receive federal commissions work with the project architects and others as members of a design team to ensure that the artworks are meaningfully integrated into the overall project.
Some public art pieces funded by this Program ..
# Batcolum .. by Claes Oldenburg .. click here ..
# The Town-Ho's Story .. by Frank Stella .. click here ..
# Ruins - III .. by Nita Sunderland .. click here ...
# The Flamingo .. by Alexander Calder..
For more .. click here ...

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