MAC (Media Arts Council) is pleased to announce the first installation of its Public Art Program – “Endeavour” by renowned Philadelphia artist Joe Mooney. “Endeavor” is an abstract work of stainless steel and steel standing 96” high that will be on display in the North block of the Plum Street Mall. Viewers will soon pass “Endeavor” on a daily basis or even make a special trip to Media to see it.
Public art is works of art in public spaces. Public art engages people as they come through public spaces and makes art more accessible by bringing art out of galleries and museum. Consider Claes Oldenburg’s “Clothespin” in Philadelphia. In Chicago, a city known for public art, there are numerous magnificent works in public spaces such as works by Picasso, Calder, and Chagall.
Making public art happen takes the effort of many people, including sponsors:
- Doug, Susan and Nora Roger
- Nina Abrams Foundation
- Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union
- Borough of Media