public art projects

Artist Pamela Bliss recently painted a 38-foot-tall mural of legendary Indiana author Kurt Vonnegut as part of the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI public art project. Bliss will be leading a Mural Painting class (E220) during the Spring 2012 semester here. The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. This class is open to all IUPUI students, not just Herron art-major students. For more information about enrolling in this class contact Anita Giddings at 317-278-9492 or

Today, we presented a proposal to Community Board 2 for a public art project by David Hammons! Day’s End would be located in Hudson River Park along the southern edge of Gansevoort Peninsula, directly across from the Whitney. The initiative would pay tribute to the vibrant history of the Hudson River piers in Greenwich Village and would include ongoing education and community programs. Learn more on our website

[Renderings of the proposed project, Day’s End. Courtesy Guy Nordenson and Associates]


International Wheat Pasting Night Rallies Against Gender-Based Street Harassment

Ever since the world caught wind of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s public art project, “Stop Telling Women to Smile,” the phrase has become a battle cry for activists around the globe.
By pasting sketches of women, adorned with phrases like “My outfit is not an invitation,” and “Women are not outside for your entertainment,” on the streets of cities like New York and Philadelphia, Fazlalizadeh gave a voice to victims of gender-based street harassment. 

Mural panel for “Evolution of Music and Musical Instruments” by Lucienne Bloch, music room in George Washington High School in Manhattan, photographed  by the Federal Art Project W.P.A. Photographic Division, approved October 11, 1939.


November 30, 2017


By Jessica Gonzales

In its now more than two decades of providing Tucson with arts education and cultural development, the Tucson Arts Brigade has sponsored more than 100 public art projects, and in 2016 its Tucson Mural Arts Program (TMAP) started a new spring mural initiative organizing 8 new pieces in the heart of the city. Of the 16 finalists Jessica Gonzales was selected by Wig-O-Rama, the business where this wall is located on Scott Ave at Congress St. While Gonzales is an accomplished artist the finished wall is all the more remarkable for being her first public mural project. Gonzales lives and works in Tucson and says it was important that this piece honor the community. “It’s about the connectedness of creative locals and the support system we have” she told the Arizona Daily Star.  @JessicaGonzalesArt


Henri Cole on what it’s like to see his poetry illuminated by the artist Jenny Holzer:

Seeing my poems projected in this way, onto landscapes and buildings, I feel that the words leap out from a different zone, where they are observed as much as read. Language is more direct, open, unself-conscious, precise, and human. It doesn’t belong to me anymore but to the atmosphere, and this makes me happy.

Read more about Holzer’s nighttime poetry projections.