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Investing in Public Art

It’s bold, it’s usually big and it can cost a lot of money. It may also be designed specifically to provoke you or get you talking.  These exotic pieces that you see in town squares and courtyards are known collectively under a pedestrian-sounding name – public art.

Clark County Commissioners recently approved a $1.5  million fund to create new public art works. We’ll talk about how you think the money should be spent and whether the sculptures you see around town have much of an impact against the backdrop of the higher wattage attractions of Las Vegas.

 Tim Bavington's “Fanfare for the Common Man" at the Smith Center.

On the UNLF campus: The Flashlight,  a steel sculpture by Claus Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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