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The Public Art Collection

The Public Art Program is tasked with the maintenance and conservation of the City of Atlanta Public Art Collection, which includes 127 public artworks valued at over $22 million. The Collection, featuring historically significant artworks by local, regional, and nationally acclaimed artists depicts artworks that are in the care of the City of Atlanta’s Public Art Program.

To browse the full collection online, click here. To find out where these artworks and monuments are located, visit the Google Map, or download the Mobile App (search Public Art Tour on Android and Mac Stores).

Collection Management

The Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program (OCA/PAP) Collections Management Team conducts annual assessments of each artwork in the collection and prioritizes maintenance and conservation efforts.

To encourage community support of public art, The Adopt-An-Artwork program allows for concerned citizens, neighborhood organizations, companies and corporations to actively participate in the preservation of the public art collection by partnering with the OCA/PAP to provide the necessary resources to maintain the artworks in their neighborhoods and communities. Taking a proactive stance in managing and preserving the growing collection of public art in Atlanta ensures that historically significant artworks remain for future generations to experience.

Ten Featured Artworks

Browse below a selection of key artworks within the Atlanta Public Art Collection, identified by  Robert Witherspoon, the OCA Conservation, Maintenance and Collection Manager.

Isamu Noguchi – Playscapes

Thornton Dial – The Bridge

Sol Le Witt – Wall Drawing #581

Curtis Patterson – Andrew Young Tribute Plaza

Alexander Doyle – Henry W. Grady

Jim Siegler (designer) & Gamba Quirino –  Atlanta From the Ashes (Phoenix Rising)

David Hammonds – Nelson Mandela Must Be Free to Lead His People and South Africa to Peace and Prosperity

Elizabeth Catlett – People of Atlanta

George Beasley – Five Points Monument

Xavier Campaney Medina – Homage to King