The “1% for art” programs in Tucson, Oro Valley, and Pima County have brought a lot of great public art into our area. You’ll find some of it in unexpected places — the edges of parking lots, in front of convenience stores… even in a wash.

Tucson Museum of Art Docent Carol Lehrman presented a talk on January 28, 2009, titled From Flying Fish to Giant Chairs; Men on Horseback to Magic Carpets: Public Art in Tucson. Her talk included lots of photos and information; it focused on sculpture. She updates and improves the talk as time goes on; watch for it! (Art Talks are listed on the museum’s calendar.)

Carol agreed to share her handouts here on They’re both PDF files. (If you can’t open them, get a free PDF viewer like Adobe Reader.)

Thanks, Carol!