For April, Randall Library is celebrating Public Art with this virtual gallery and its physical manifestation on our first floor.
Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit organization working to ensure that every American has the access to the transformative power of the arts, defines Public Art as this:
"... exactly that, art in public spaces. The term “public art” may conjure images of historic bronze statues of a soldier on horseback in a park. Today, public art can take a wide range of forms, sizes, and scales—and can be temporary or permanent. Public art can include murals, sculpture, memorials, integrated architectural or landscape architectural work, community art, digital new media, and even performances and festivals!"
At Randall Library we pride ourselves on our own public art collection which features art and artists from southeastern North Carolina and strives to highlight artwork from UNCW faculty and staff, past and present.