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AHF Collection: Public Projects - Programs - Al Held Foundation

In the Spring of 2018, the Foundation presented the exhibition “Public Projects,” a study of rarely-seen drawings, watercolors, and related archival materials that Al Held prepared for numerous public art commissions. From the mid-1960s to the time of his death in 2005, Held continued to challenge himself to adapt his artistic vision for new buildings designed by some of the most influential architects of the era, including Walter Gropius, Cesar Pelli, and Robert A. M. Stern. Held’s public art projects include murals at the Empire State Plaza (Albany, NY) and Jacksonville Public Library (Florida), stained glass for the North Terminal at Reagan National Airport (Washington, DC), and mosaics for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (New York).

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