This list gives you a sense of some of the best this year across the United States.
One week ago, an installation by artist Abigail DeVille was dismantled in Washington, DC. “The New Migration” was a collection of materials gathered by DeVille during a road trip from DC to Jacksonville, Florida, retracing and reversing the steps of a popular route taken by African Americans fleeing the South during the Great Migration.
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — At a windswept press conference Monday morning, two Atlantic City consortiums announced a new waterfront sculpture walk, an initiative to be curated by the Noyes Museum of Art at Richard Stockton College. The sculpture walk, in the city’s Marina District, follows the larger Artlantic project, a vacant lot formerly occupied by the Sands Casino turned public art park under the auspices of curator Lance Fung.
Last month, a large-scale public art exhibition opened quietly in Atlantic City. With commissioned pieces by Kiki Smith, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Robert Barry, and John Roloff, Artlantic, despite its silly-sounding name, boasts an impressive lineup of artists. Now the question is how to get the art world, as well as tourists, to take notice.