Public Art CT is the creation of Prof. Alden R. Gordon of Trinity College, Hartford, working initially with Trinity College undergraduates and Sue Denning of the Information Technology team of Trinity College. The platform is WordPress. Public Art CT can be accessed from computers and portable devices with internet access at publicartct.org and publicartct.com.
The goal is to have seriously researched and vetted information about works of art, architecture, urban planning and landscape design accessible to the public. The Public Art CT team of editors and our institutional partners shall endeavor to provide information which is authoritative and verified. If the information is published on this site, you can trust it to be accurate and presented in an objective scholarly way.
Public Art CT provides links to our Partner Institutions’ web sites which contain content and information about events that each partner is sponsoring. PUBLIC ART CT is not an events bulletin board but a place to discover the art assets of the capitol region of Connecticut that are permanently on display in places that can be visited free of charge.
How to use Public Art CT. You can use Public Art CT in three ways. If you are physically within the greater Hartford geographical area and using a GPS enabled portable device, you can use the site to guide you to the works of art that are near you. If you want to plan a visit to see publicly displayed works of art (that is art accessible without admission charges) in parks, public places, cemeteries, campuses or accessible governmental, corporate or private lands or buildings), you can choose from the Public Art CT’s many thematic tours or you can use the search function to select characteristics of the works you would like to find – fountains, memorials, stylistic qualities such as abstract art, conceptual art – or by chronological period. If you are a researcher anywhere else, you can use the Search function or the Artist pages to investigate, sort and learn in depth about the artists or the individual objects. From the artist pages and the object catalog pages you will find additional images, bibliography for further research and the footnotes to the scholarly sources used by our contributors in writing their authoritative catalog entries.