Art

MTA

Let This App Be Your Guide to New York's Subway Art

There's a ton of good art strewn throughout the winding tunnels of the MTA's transit system. This new city-sanctioned app makes finding it easier than ever.

Landezine

A Town Gets the Green Carpet Treatment

An art collective rolls out a 1,400-foot path of turf for a small town in France.

Cristina Grajales Gallery

The $2,500 Occupy Wall Street Folding Chair

Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz hopes that the 1 percent will enjoy this unusual furniture.

Boa Mistura

Trompe L'oeil in the Slums: São Paulo's 'Floating' Graffiti

Graffiti artists have created words that seem to float several feet above the crooked roadways of a Brazilian favela.

Michael Heindl

Europe's Most Irritating Public Artist

Many urban dwellers would no doubt like to give Austrian artist Michael Heindl a piece of their minds.

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Pittsburgh to Get Its Own Burning Man-Style 'Festival of Fire Arts'

The first-ever Pyrotopia will introduce Pennsylvanians to everyone's favorite art – the kind that burns.

John Locke

How New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries

Artist John Locke is converting obsolete Manhattan phone booths into mini libraries. Now if only people would stop stealing his entire book collection.

Nate Berg

Is the Most Absurd Community the One That Tries to Please Everyone?

A satirical new exhibit explores what might happen if we tried meet every single planning and design demand.

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Occupy L.A. Asks the City to Return Its Murals

The Los Angeles protesters are up in arms about the prospect of their artwork landing in a museum or art gallery.

Sarah Goodyear

How a Shy Artist Dealt With Having the High Line Right Outside Her Window

Hyemi Cho never expected to have throngs of tourists peering into her apartment, but she came up with a painterly solution

Reuters

A Sculpture of Our Transportation Future

A new kinetic sculpture in Los Angeles envisions a city with smoothly flowing cars traveling at 240 mph

Frank Jump

The Fading, Old-Timey Ads of New York City

A photographer documents the Big Apple that was through old billboards and street advertisements

An Emoticon That Measures a City's Happiness

Interactive art installation calibrates the mood of Lindau, Germany

Matthew Picton

Sculpting the History of a City

Artist’s paper sculptures recall the politics and events that shape cities

Andrea Bowers & Olga Koumoundouros

The Most Artistic Cities in America

Some smaller neighborhoods maintain surprisingly vibrant artistic communities

Ingrid Burrington

Mapping 'Missed Connections'

An artist analyzes the geography of New York Craigslist personal ads

Courtesy CityFabric

Communicating the City With a Shirt

Company prints images of cities to spark conversation

Courtesy Tim Simmons

A Glimpse of Nature, Via Downtown Billboards

A photo project in Los Angeles and Philadelphia implants images of nature on urban billboards and buildings

Everyblock/Willjam

Big Neighborhood Drama Over Big Blue Sculpture

Chicagoans question legality of a front-yard sculpture's size, reach, and look