New Public Art in Civic Center Plaza

View the Proposal for the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Proposal image showing a diagram of a neon art installation for the back of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Right now at the Main Library is a proposal display for a new public artwork for the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium by Joseph Kosuth.  The objective of this project is to activate and enliven the Polk Street and west facing Hayes Street façades of the Auditorium with a significant, museum caliber artwork of the highest aesthetic quality for permanent display. This project is the first public art project to be funded through the auspices of the Public Art Trust with a contribution made by The Emerald Fund, the developers who are constructing two residential properties across from the Auditorium. Renowned artist Joseph Kosuth was selected through a competitive process in June 2015. The Arts Commission contracted with the artist and he was invited to develop a unique proposal for the building that includes a large-scale text-based neon light installation.

View the Proposal

What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Full Arts Commission Meeting

October 02
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2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

City Hall | Rm 416
Public Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

September 25
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12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Community Arts, Education & Grants Committee Meeting

October 10
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1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Street Artists Committee Meeting

September 13
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2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125