100 Works of Art Mapped

I’m happy to announce that we just hit the 100 mark with Alvin Carter’s mural “Recreation.” There are now 100 pieces of public artwork in the Twin Cities mapped on Start Seeing Art. Whew.

I wanted to share a few updates and reflections in light of this milestone:

  • While a lot of the photos on this site are taken by yours truly (and admittedly they’re not the best), some of the better photos are taken by incredible photographers on Flickr who have been willing to let us use their work. So if you see a pic you like, click on it and let the photographer know.
  • If you’re wondering how you can help this effort, one easy way is to help identify unknown art. There’s a category for unknown work and we’ll be adding a lot more to it as we start to exhaust some of the more easily identifiable work. If you see something you recognize or think you can shed some light on, feel free to post a comment sharing whatever you can.
  • As you look at the map you’ll notice we’re pretty heavily slanted to St. Paul. The reason is two-fold: 1) I live here, so it’s easier to find and photograph artwork as I’m coming and going. 2) Minneapolis seems to have more resources identifying their art, so there’s a greater need to identify the work in St. Paul. This is a lot of the reason I’ve been slow to add work from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
  • The site still isn’t very pretty, we know. At this point we’re still focused on content and we’ll worry about prettying things up later on (like when we have some budget to do it right).

So 100 works of art. Sweet. Here’s to a hundred more.

One Response to “100 Works of Art Mapped”

  1. Josh Says:

    I’m honestly really impressed. It’s obvious you’re working hard. I can’t wait to see where it goes from here.

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