The goal of our public art program is to culturally enrich public spaces throughout Utah through the Utah Percent-for-Art Act, which was passed by the Utah State Legislature in 1985. This act designates 1% of construction costs of new and/or renovated state public buildings to be added to the project for the purpose of commissioning, maintaining, and conserving site-specific art at, on, or in the facility.
There are currently more than 200 pieces in the Utah State Public Art Collection. Recently, we partnered with Spy Hop to produce a series of videos featuring a handful of these works.
Additional information about the featured pieces can be found at the following links:
Image: Entangling Disentangling Space, Alice Aycock, 2009, Utah State Public Art Collection.