August 25, 2012 Mentoring Peace Through Art paints local businesses with murals.
August 21, 2012 The Mid-America Murals Project travels around the country helping communities create visual poems on downtown buildings.
August 20, 2012 In a valley at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains, a struggling industrial town is making an artistic comeback. North Adams is now home to MASS MoCA, one of the largest museums of contemporary art in the world — housed in 26 former factory buildings.
August 20, 2012 The Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio has been home to Edward Hopper's Morning Sun painting for more than 50 years. But if you visit Columbus, there's no guarantee you'll be able to see it; the painting spends much of its time on loan to other museums.
August 13, 2012 MuralsDC trains young artists to paint mural masterpieces over tired, tawdry graffiti. The paintings allow everyone to experience something beautiful — without going to a museum or gallery.
August 10, 2012 You are standing in a park in New Zealand. You look up at the top of a hill, and there, balanced on the ground, looking like it might catch a breeze and blow away, is a gigantic sculpture that looks like a wrinkled piece of paper.
August 9, 2012 The eye-catching, shiny buildings that line cityscapes can be deadly for birds. Architects are experimenting with new designs that preserve the beauty — while also preserving the birds.
August 8, 2012 An artist at a Seattle hospital turned a teenage leukemia patient's room into an art installation using nearly 2,000 photos of cats solicited through social media. "In the hospital, you feel cut off," says the patient. "So the photos made me feel like I was part of the world again."
August 8, 2012 Modern architecture loves glass. But glass also kills tens of millions of birds every year when they collide with windows. Now, researchers are trying to learn what birds can see, in an attempt to build better, more bird-friendly buildings.
August 5, 2012 For the past 25 years, Chip Kidd has made a name for himself as a top book designer. His designs have helped transform books into visual icons. But in the brave new world of e-books, where covers are often shrunk to thumbnail sketches on a screen, will beautifully designed covers become a dying art?
August 4, 2012 Thanks to one trailblazing industrialist, more than 60 of Columbus' buildings — including schools, churches and even a jail — were designed by a veritable who's who of modern masters. As one local tour guide puts it, "We don't build anything that isn't attractive."
August 1, 2012 Artists Judith and Richard Lang create sculptures from plastic they find washed up on a 1,000-yard stretch of beach in California.