Public art -- Oregon -- Portland, Percent for Art Program (Or.), Community arts projects -- Oregon -- Portland, Urban geography -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Public sculpture -- Oregon -- Portland
Examines questions of how public art enhances an urban landscape, and what it says about the community. Looks at the history of public art in Portland and the impact of initiatives such as the Percent for Art ordinance. Considers the functions and forms of civic art from the Skidmore Fountain in 1891 to the present.
Motley, John, "The deal of the art : public art comes of age" (2006 Metroscape, Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University)
Originally appeared in the Summer 2006 edition of Metroscape, published by the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University.