Wikipedia:WikiProject Public Art
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WikiProject Public Art
This project aims to encourage the creation of accurate, informative, and up-to-date articles about public art (here's a list of example pages). The definition of public art is often debated, however this WikiProject focuses on art intended for public display. Public art can be sacred or secular and include many types: sculptures, monuments, mosaics, murals, site-specific installations, memorials, among others.
The process of examination, research, and documentation required for the completion of a good Wikipedia article is the first step in caring for an artwork and parallel to the work undertaken by art conservators, curators, and registrars. Working on this project will improve the representation of visual arts in Wikipedia and raise awareness about public art's existence, meaning, and context within their communities.
This project was inspired by an appreciation for public art and a shared concern that many artworks remain invisible within the context of Wikipedia, and in person. As the field of public art continues to grow, there is an urgent need to document what these artworks mean to their communities.
It is hoped that this project will continue to grow from the center of Indiana, where it began in the Fall of 2009, into a global initiative that results in improved quality and quantity of articles about public art.
This project aims to create new articles about public art, place existing articles within the context of art history and raise public awareness about their existence within communities. WikiProject Public Art is designed to be a global and multi-lingual project.
Public art articles listed by quality
Categories for discussion
Miscellany for deletion
Featured article candidates
Good article nominees