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Brussels, Belgium

13 urban art sculptures by artist Susanne Boerner are located outside the European Commission building in Brussels. 

Researchable question: What do the 13 sculptures represent?

 

Essential question: How does art reflect culture?

Learn more with related content: We Love Brussels

Murals 

Chillicothe, Missouri, USA

25 outdoor murals feature the history of Chillicothe, Home of Sliced Bread.

Researchable question: How do the murals celebrate the community's history?

 

Essential question: How does art reflect culture? 

Learn more with related content: Mural Map

Murals 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The mural art in Philadelphia is designed to impact change in communities.

Researchable question: How is a mural painted? 

Essential question: How might art start a movement of change in a community?

Learn more with related content: Art Ignites Change: 35 Years of Impact

BoatHenge

Columbia, Missouri, USA

Perhaps inspired by Stonehenge, BoatHenge is a collection of painted boats along the Katy Trail, which is along the Missouri River, and was made by anonymous artists. 

Researchable question: How is BoatHenge like Stonehenge?

 

Essential question: How does art reflect culture?

Learn more with related content: BoatHenge: Like Stonehenge but with boats and oodles more charm

Peace Symbol

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Welded from stainless steel in 1967 by David Linguist and located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania

Researchable question: How was the peace symbol invented? 

 

Essential question: How does the symbolism of art change when displayed in nature?

Learn more with related content: Peace Symbol

Sidewalk Tile

Nassau, Bahamas

Smile, Mon! image inlaid in concrete on the sidewalk in Nassau, Bahamas.

Researchable question: What are some phrases that are common in the Bahamas? 

Essential question: How does art reflect a culture? 

Learn more with related content: Infographic: Talk Like a Bahamian, Island Terms and Phrases

Red Dresses for Women's Heart Health

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Women's Heart Health Month is celebrated in February at St. Luke's Hospital on the Plaza with Red Dress art.

Researchable question: How do red dresses support heart health awareness? 

 

Essential question: How does art show what a culture values?

Learn more with related content: Saint Luke's Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center

Frogs Playing Chess

Nilambur, India

Frogs play chess in the rain at the Teak Museum in Nilambur, India.

Researchable question: What is teak?

 

Essential question: How does art evoke emotion?

Learn more with related content: Teak Museum 

Metal Sculptures

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Metal sculptures of a skeleton, a frog playing guitar, and a pink flamingo in the Pearl District of San Antonio, Texas

Researchable question: How are metal sculptures made?

 

Essential question: How does art reflect local culture?

Learn more with related content: San Antonio Displays More Than 100  Sculptures by Artist Sebastian 

Topiary-Like Plant Structures

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Imaginary Worlds themed topiary-like plant structures

Researchable question: How does this art reflect literature in nature?

Essential question: How does art reflect culture?

Learn more with related content: Imaginary Worlds: Alice in Wonderland

Artist-Modified Do Not Enter Sign

London, England

A "do not enter" sign has been altered with stickers by the artist, Clet Abraham 

Researchable question: How was the sign modified? 

Essential question: Is graffiti art?

Learn more with related content: Graffiti Facts for Kids

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