KCUR Arts
12:13 pm
Fri December 15, 2006

Celebrating 20 Years of Public Art in Kansas City

Kansas City's 1% for art program is one of the more than 350 public art programs across the country. It's now 20 years old.

Kansas City, MO – Kansas City's 1% for art program is one of the more than 350 public art programs across the country. It's now 20 years old. By a city ordinance, 1 percent of construction costs for new buildings or renovations must be spent on public art. A new exhibition called Art City: Twenty Years of Public Art in Kansas City displays the artwork created over the years, from the Sky Stations atop Bartle Hall to a light sculpture in a downtown parking garage. As KCUR's Laura Spencer reports, it also includes the latest addition: rolling gates at the Liberty Memorial.

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