U.S. Government Launches Database of Public Art

The U.S. General Services Administration owns one of the oldest and largest collections of publicly owned art. Their collection is spread throughout the United States, housed in or near federal facilities or in non-federal facilities. This collection includes famous pieces, such as Alexander Calder’s “The Flamingo,” which sits outside the Federal Building in Chicago, or the “San Diego Mural,” by Belle Goldschlager Baranceanu. It also includes numerous pieces produced during the Great Depression as part of the New Deal.
 
The GSA Fine Arts Collection, is an interactive web site of these art works. The database includes records of more than 26,000 paintings, sculptures, prints and other art works. The database is searchable by artist, location, and keyword.
 
The database is available at: http://www.gsa.gov/fa/