PUBLIC ART DATA FOR LOS ANGELES, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND HAWAII

PRESS RELEASE

April 12, 2017

PUBLIC ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROJECT partners with

 Google Cultural Institute

April 12, 2017 – High resolution images of public artworks and two curated exhibits from Public Art in Public Places are now available at Google Arts & Culture from a new partnership of Google Cultural Institute and Public Art in Public Places Project.  With these new virtual exhibitions, Southern California’s and Hawaii’s incredible public sculptures, statues and murals can be enjoyed in just a few clicks at Google Arts & Culture.  This unprecedented contribution of image and video data from Public Art in Public Places archives includes two famous artworks visited by hundreds daily: “Urban Light” by Chris Burden (Los Angeles, California, US), and “Duke Kahanamoku” by Jan Gordon Fisher (Honolulu, Hawaii, US).

Special Exhibit:  “Surfing Culture and Public Art” explores surfing themes used by communities across Southern California and Hawai’i who share an appreciation of surfing history, legend and the coastal environment.  The Duke Kahanamoku statue, a popular destination in Honolulu, Hawaii, introduces the Exhibit.

Special Exhibit:  “Kinetic Public Art” presents the foundation and evolution of kinetic public art sculpture from the 20th century, with an introductory focus on the seminal works of George Rickey and video data illustrating kinetic properties.











Google Arts & Culture Exhibit 
image from "Surfing Culture and Public Art:   Surfing Themes in Public Art from Southern California and Hawai'i"



Google Arts & Culture Exhibit 
image from "Kinetic Public Art:  From 20th Century Abstract Forms to 21st Century Site-Specific Works"