Public Art Collection
 

Collection: Public Art Collection

<p>The Art in Public Places Program (AiPP) was established by the Colorado Legislature in 1977 to create enjoyment and pride for citizens of the state by placing artwork in publicly accessible locations in state buildings. Colorado’s public art statute requires an allocation of one-percent (1%) of capital construction funds for new or renovated state buildings to be set aside for the acquisition of works of art, the process of which is administered by Colorado Creative Industries (CCI).<br><br>“Percent for art” acquisitions enter the state’s permanent art collection. The works selected through this program represent great diversity in style, imagery, materials and techniques. By uniting artists, architecture and host institutions, the AiPP program integrates the art experience into the built environment and civic spaces. Works of art purchased through this program are located in publicly accessible spaces inside and outside of state buildings, such as armories, state patrol offices, state office buildings and university campuses. AiPP has successfully commissioned or purchased approximately 570 works of art for the enhancement of state buildings and the enjoyment of Coloradans.<br> </p> <h3>Reasons for Public Art</h3> <ul><li>Provides access to art for all people</li><li>Creative placemaking – activates public and underutilized spaces in unique ways</li><li>Civic pride and connection to community</li><li>Support of artists, including local artists</li><li>Adds human-scale to larger spaces</li><li>Invites pedestrian experiences and interactivity</li><li>Illustrate or reflect a story or history of the space</li><li>Wayfinding</li></ul>

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" C" Chord Lattice Public Art

" C" Chord Lattice

Clark Richert

Trinidad State Junior College- Trinidad

Painting

Acrylic on canvas

1980

Installed


A Perfect Day for Bananafish (1 of 3) Public Art

A Perfect Day for Bananafish (1 of 3)

Craig Smith

University of Colorado at Boulder

Drawing

Ink and color

1981

Installed


A Perfect Day for Bananafish (2 of 3) Public Art

A Perfect Day for Bananafish (2 of 3)

Craig Smith

University of Colorado at Boulder

Drawing

Ink and color

1981

Installed


A Perfect Day for Bananafish (3 of 3) Public Art

A Perfect Day for Bananafish (3 of 3)

Craig Smith

University of Colorado at Boulder

Drawing

Ink and color

1981

Installed


A Place in Time Public Art

A Place in Time

Barry Rose

University of Northern Colorado

Sculpture

Stone and Bronze

1998

Installed


A Room of One's Own Public Art

A Room of One's Own

Wanda Miller Matthews

Department of Personnel Administration

Print

Soft Ground Etching

1997

Installed


Abandoned Church Near Mogote, Colorado, San Luis Valley Public Art

Abandoned Church Near Mogote, Colorado, San Luis Valley

David Diaz Guerrero

Trinidad State Junior College - Valley Campus

Photo

Photograph- Black and White

2000

Installed


Above and Below Public Art

Above and Below

Andy Dufford

Auraria Higher Education Center

Sculpture

Metal

1996

Installed


Adam and Eve Public Art

Adam and Eve

Drew Burgess

University of Colorado at Boulder

Painting

Oil

1994

Installed


Aerial Sculpture Public Art

Aerial Sculpture

Barbara Baer

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Sculpture

Aluminum, plexiglass

2001

Installed


Air Waves Public Art

Air Waves

Charles Sturrock

Community College of Aurora

Sculpture

Steel

1998

Installed


Alchemy Works Public Art

Alchemy Works

Griggs/Braaksma

Colorado School of Mines

Installation

2000

Installed


Almost Gone

Almost Gone Public Art

Almost Gone

Marlea Taylor

Colorado State University

Print

Silkscreen

1984

Installed


AM/PM Public Art

AM/PM

William Burgess

Colorado Mesa University

Sculpture

1994

Installed


Ancient Stones Healing Waters Public Art

Ancient Stones Healing Waters

Richard Hansen

Department of Human Services

Sculpture

Stone and water

2008

Installed


Animals of Colorado Public Art

Animals of Colorado

Marilyn Duke

Department of Agriculture

Painting

Oil

1991

Available


Anticipation Public Art

Anticipation

Emilia VanNest Markovich

Pikes Peak Community College

Drawing

Pastel

1998

Installed


Appositio Public Art

Appositio

Ginzel Jones

University of Colorado at Boulder

Sculpture

sandstone, stainless steel, steel, brass and gold

2010

Installed


Arbor Vitae Public Art

Arbor Vitae

Peter Richards

Colorado School of Mines

Installation

Stone, Terrazzo, Terracotta

1999

Installed


Arches #5 Public Art

Arches #5

Elaine Calzolari

Colorado Mesa University

Sculpture

Sandstone

1986

Installed