The General Services Administration has had a long history of incorporating art into Federal Buildings. GSA commissions American artists to create publicly scaled and permanently installed artworks for Federal Buildings nationwide. The incorporation of contemporary art within the nation's important civic spaces celebrates the best of American culture and exemplifies how democratic societies benefit immeasurably from the unique, creative talents of individual citizens. Federal Buildings are public buildings, meant to be enjoyed and utilized by the people of this nation. ArtPrize presents a unique opportunity to encourage people to visit the Federal Building and stroll the grounds to view the artwork. On permanent display on the west lawn is the large sculpture Motu Viget by Mark DiSuvero.
- Free public bathrooms: Yes
- Free public parking: No
- Handicap accessible: Yes
Artist & Connection Information
Continuing in the tradition of GSA supporting the arts and making them accessible to the public at Federal Buildings across the nation, we look forward to hosting artists for ArtPrize 2015. As a natural outgrowth of this support of the arts, the Gerald R. Ford Federal Building US Courthouse is pleased to offer the west plaza and lawn areas of the building for artists to exhibit their work. Our venue is conveniently located adjacent to Calder Plaza in the heart of the Center City ArtPrize neighborhood and offers wide open spaces for exhibition. We work closely with the artists to insure ArtPrize is a successful event for both parties.