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File #: 2015-1146   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 7/16/2015 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 10/15/2015 Final action: 10/15/2015
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE this assessment report on the condition of Public Art at Metro's stations, in response to the July 2015 System Safety, Security and Operations Committee request from Director Dupont-Walker.
Sponsors: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
Indexes: Cleaning, Construction, Informational Report, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Maintenance, Metro Art, Metro Blue Line, Safety and security, Security, System safety
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Metro Artworks Functioning As Intended, 2. Attachment B - Metro Artworks Not Functioning As Intended.pdf
Meeting_Body
SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 15, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: METRO STATIONS' PUBLIC ART CONDITION ASSESSMENT
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE this assessment report on the condition of Public Art at Metro's stations, in response to the July 2015 System Safety, Security and Operations Committee request from Director Dupont-Walker.
Issue
ISSUE
At the July 16, 2015 System Safety, Security and Operations Committee meeting, Board member Dupont-Walker requested that staff provide information on the artworks in the Metro system including: (1) the art installation name; (2) artist; (3) year installed; (4) when last cleaned and/or maintained; and (5) if the artwork is functioning as intended. This report responds to the request.
Discussion
DISCUSSION
The Metro Art Program commissions artists to incorporate original artworks into the transit environment. Outreach and community engagement are a hallmark of the program and artworks are created specifically for their transit related locations to connect people, sites and neighborhoods.

Currently, 152 artworks by a diverse range of artists have been integrated into the Metro system since 1991. New stations and approximately 15 artworks will be added to the system in the coming years with the opening of Expo Phase 2 and the Gold Line Foothill Extension. Artworks will be also be added with the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX, Regional Connector and Purple Line Extension projects. An artwork may consist of one or multiple components with works fabricated in a wide range of materials and finishes.

Some artworks are now approaching their 25th year and, like other assets in our transit system, are subjected to the wear and tear of time and use. Our marine environment and significant ultraviolet (UV) sun quotient also have a negative effect. More recently, system alterations and refurbishments have resulted in the ...

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