1. Introduction: A Short History of the United States’ “Official” Public Art.
Roosevelt’s New Deal.
General Services Administration’s Art-in Architecture Program.
National Endowment for the Arts’ Art-in-Public-Places Program.
2. Conventional Wisdom: Populist Intentions within Established Paradigms.
Art as Monument, Art as Memorial.
Art as Amenity.
Art in the Park, Art as the Park.
Art as the Agora.
Art as Pilgrimage.
3. Culture to Go: From Art World to The World.
What Museums Do for Us.
Education, Outreach, Programming.
The Alternative Museum/Alternatives to Museums.
4. Not Quite “Art,” Not Quite “Public”: Lessons from the Private Sector.
The Art of Entertainment.
This is Special, I am Special.
Open Pocketbook, Open Agenda?.
5. Super Viewer: Increasing Individual Agency on the Public Art Front.
Power to the People.
Claiming Space and Place.
6. Conclusion: Art for All?.
The Trouble with (Re)Development.
Nonprofits and the Ephemeral Idyll.
Back to School.
Grieving Loss, Remembering Life.
Two Tales in One City.