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2010 Public Art Year in Review

by Vivien Park

Americans for the Arts has just announced their 2010 Public Art Year in Review, which recognizes and honors a selection of the year's best public art works. Curators Helen Lessick and Fred Wilson has chosen 40 public art pieces (pdf), representing projects from 29 cities and 15 states in the United States and Canada, from over 300 entries. Steve Power's Love Letters, Maya Lin's What is Missing, the collaborative research and residency Waterways, and Matthew Farley's Frozen Assets are standouts amongst this year's winners.

Credits: Image of Matthew Farley's Frozen Assets from University of Kansas News.