GSA Launches Online Gallery of Public Art

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By Ann P. Kalayil, Regional Administrator, and
Jennifer Gibson, Director, Art in Architecture and Fine Arts

GSA owns of one of our nation’s oldest and largest public art collections with over 26,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, new media, and more. For the first time, people looking for information on these pieces will be able to find it online instead of thumbing through a printed book.

The Fine Arts Collection is an interactive website that allows users to quickly find works by their favorite artists, or discover what works are in their state or hometown.

Since its founding in 1949, GSA has been commissioning and preserving great works of art by American artists. Signature pieces like Alexander Calder’s “Flamingo” sits outside the Federal Building in Chicago. GSA headquarters features  “Kites” by Jacob Hashimoto. Paintings and murals created during the Great Depression as part of the New Deal art programs hanging on the walls of post offices, courthouses and federal buildings all across the country.

The Collection serves as a reminder of the important tradition of individual creative expression, and GSA is proud to share it with the world in a whole new way.

If you have photos of public art that you’d like to share, we encourage you to use the hashtags #GSAArt and #PublicArt on Twitter (@usgsa) or Instagram (@usgsa).

 

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Last Reviewed: 2019-07-03