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Does public art include work placed in a museum,? Does it include work place on the grounds of an outdoor museum? The examples here would seem to indicate that these are not includuded, but perhaps this should be discussed, with sources. DGG ( talk ) 23:07, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
Our lede says, " The term is sometimes also applied to include any art which is exhibited in a public space including publicly accessible buildings." - so I would say that art pieces om a museum grounds would be considered as public art. To me, indoors art, though in a public museum, would not qualify. Carptrash (talk) 23:36, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
then you consider all outdoor art to be public art? Are there any sources which say this, or make the distinction that you do? (I can obviously think of borderline cases, such as the annual installations on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I Are the sculptures in the Museum of Modern Art's wall-enclosed but unroofed sculpture garden public art, and do some of them lose that nature when they are brought in for the winter? But there will be borderline cases for any definition, so this is not a critical problem. DGG ( talk ) 05:00, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
I am including in the article a chapter about the history of public art. The text is from Federica Martini, Public Art in Mobile A2K Methodology guide, 2002 under cc by-sa. The text was written as an introduction to the meaning of public art for the project Mobile A2K: Culture and Safety in Africa. Documenting and assessing the impact of cultural events and public art on urban safety. I think it can also provide a better international frame for the article; at the moment the article Public art is quite US-centric. --Iopensa (talk) 12:50, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
I think this definition of public art is very suitable for the article. Maybe it should include also any media.
"Public art is a site-specific temporary or permanent artistic intervention located in public and accessible sites. In its more traditional and historical forms, public art corresponds to artworks staged outside museum and galleries spaces, such as monuments, memorials, statues, outdoor sculptures, and murals".--Iopensa (talk) 14:12, 5 June 2013 (UTC)