Public Art Lincoln works with the City of Lincoln to develop a public art collection of national prominence in Lincoln, which will enrich the quality of life for Lincoln’s residents, complement the City’s exceptional educational and cultural amenities, and support a positive economic environment in the community.
This program will serve to unify the community, encourage creativity, and reflect the diverse cultural heritage of Lincoln residents.
Take a look at some of Lincoln's public art projects.
Read more about the upcoming arrival of Fletcher Benton’s Tilted Donut No. 7 – Broken Line.
Thoughts about Public Art
“Public art engenders a sense of pride and community identity. Public art reaches audiences outside museums, galleries, and theaters. Public art adds to the beauty of everyday life and helps a place develop a shared culture.”- Tom Henning, Chairman, President, CEO Assurity Life Insurance Company
Lincoln is set apart by the community’s commitment to the arts and humanities. We are shaped by artists such as Bertram Goodhue, Willa Cather, Daniel Chester French, Philip Johnson, IM Pei and Jun Kaneko. An appreciation for the arts and how it enhances a community is in Lincoln’s DNA.- Barb Bartle, Lincoln Community Foundation President
All truly great cities have great public art. In many cases, a piece of art becomes a recognizable symbol- Robert Duncan, Duncan Aviation
of that city. Lincoln is rapidly building a fabulous collection of quality public art.
It’s free. There are no tickets. You don’t have to dress up. You can view it alone or in groups. It’s open to everyone.- Penny Balkin Bach, Executive Director Association for Public Art
“Public art is an expression of our community’s identity, values and goals. In addition to enriching our quality of life, it inspires creativity in others. That creativity ripples through all segments of the community adding to our cultural life, our education opportunities and our business climate. Promoting public art is essential to creating a sense of place that makes our growing City unique.”- Former Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler