Category Archives: Public Art

Lear’s Leer

J. Seward Johnson’s “Lear” in the open-air courtyard at Grounds For Sculpture is often enshrouded in a mist. It is one of his most enchanting sculptures, I think, and the other day, while driving to Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, … Continue reading

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Avenue of the Arts

Michael Graves is first and foremost an artist. Before he became a celebrity architect, he made numerous drawings and pen-and-ink washes of European architecture, many published in Michael Graves: Images of a Grand Tour (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005). Drawing is … Continue reading

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Roosevelt’s Finest

Ben Shahn made the town of Roosevelt. That is, it was called Jersey Homesteads until he created his famous mural on the public school during FDR’s Works Progress Administration. Shahn became a legend, and soon other artists followed him and … Continue reading

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Casting the Human Condition

A documentary on American artist George Segal will be screened Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library. “George Segal: American Still Life” uses interviews with family members and colleagues as well as archival footage of the late … Continue reading

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In a Dream

Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar has spent his life’s career creating enormous mosaics which encrust entire buildings, from floor to ceiling, in alleys and rooftops. His work is a well known fixture of Philadelphia’s South Street neighborhood. In fact, he has … Continue reading

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It’s Ba-a-ack!

Remember the giant tooth, part of Sculpture Along the Way, from Sloan Avenue to Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton? It’s ba-a-ack! The giant molar has returned, not far from where it had been extracted last year to participate in an … Continue reading

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