Documenting the History of the University City Sculpture Series
For students, the University City Public Art Series has become a rite of passage, a chance to explore the social aspects and civic responsibilities of being an artist. Since the project’s inception in the fall of 1986, more than 200 students, 17 professors, 4 deans, 2 chancellors, 60 commission members, and 2 mayors have collaborated on it. The series is the longest-running partnership of its type in the United States and has produced almost 200 temporary public works. Throughout the years, projects have represented any number of mediums, from traditional sculpture to highly interactive works forged through community participation.
Below are media and documents relating to the series that have been produced over the year, including materials from meetings of the Arts & Letters Commission.