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Crossed CurrentsCulver City’s Art in Public Places Program was established by ordinance in 1988, with the view that cultural and artistic resources:

  • Enhance the quality of life for individuals living and working within a city; and,

  • Preserve and improve the quality of the urban environment, increase real property values, and have a positive economic impact.

By engaging the urban landscape, Culver City’s Art in Public Places Program brings the experience of art to a broad and diverse group of people. The goal of the program is to balance the community’s physical growth and revitalization with its cultural and artistic resources, resulting in improving the general welfare of the City, and increasing the availability of art to the public.

To date, there are over 100 individual artworks included in Culver City’s Art in Public Places Program. Approximately half are on private property and the other half on public (City) owned property.

 

 

 

 

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  • Additional Address Information(City Hall - Council Chambers Lobby)
 Photo: Lisa Naruko
 
 
City Sequence by Blue McRight, 1995
 
Oil on Canvas
Twenty-seven 14" h x 14" w canvases

Located in the Council Chambers lobby, City Sequence is a collection of 27 individual paintings arranged in three rows of nine paintings each to form an overall composition. The artist conceived of this mural as a type of disenos, a nineteenth century map created by folk artists and mapmakers, and used by rancheros filing grant petitions.  The individual paintings are categorized into one of three groups relating to Culver City's history and culture: the natural element (disenos), the built environment (landmarks), and the human element (stories).  The artwork's narrative includes references to the early native inhabitants, the incorporation of Culver City in 1917, and the establishment of the movie studios.

Blue McRight was commissioned in 1999 to create Garland for the Staples Center.

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  • Additional Address Information(City Hall - Council Chambers Lobby)
 Photo: Lisa Naruko
 
 
City Sequence by Blue McRight, 1995
 
Oil on Canvas
Twenty-seven 14" h x 14" w canvases

Located in the Council Chambers lobby, City Sequence is a collection of 27 individual paintings arranged in three rows of nine paintings each to form an overall composition. The artist conceived of this mural as a type of disenos, a nineteenth century map created by folk artists and mapmakers, and used by rancheros filing grant petitions.  The individual paintings are categorized into one of three groups relating to Culver City's history and culture: the natural element (disenos), the built environment (landmarks), and the human element (stories).  The artwork's narrative includes references to the early native inhabitants, the incorporation of Culver City in 1917, and the establishment of the movie studios.

Blue McRight was commissioned in 1999 to create Garland for the Staples Center.

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