PAD Newsletter: Winter 2009

Winter 2009 | Vol 1, Issue 1
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The Dark Madonna

WELCOME to Public Art Dialogue (PAD), an organization devoted to public art.

Los Angeles (L.A.) has a rich legacy of public art, ranging from municipal civic projects and corporate sculpture to folk art, murals, and graffiti. L.A.'s public art reflects the city's geography of criss-crossing freeways, urban sprawl, and hidden neighborhoods. To tour L.A.'s public art sites is to view official and unofficial visual markers of the city's history. Many of the art sites are purposely geared toward freeway drivers while others are for public transit riders and the walking urban traveler.

What to see in Los Angeles.



Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles
by Sarah Schrank