that developers put aside a percentage of their project’s cost for art’s sake is one idea being discussed.
“There are many things we can look at for carrying this into the future,” Lippman said.
Just as New York City has its “Love” sculpture, Minneapolis has its Spoonbridge and Cherry and St. Louis has their Gateway Arch, this new city board has aspirations that Boca’s art effort will provide something iconic.
For now, though, the museum has started trying to make its building, much of it hidden behind Mizner Amphitheater, more visible to passersby.
Lippman says the urge to make Boca even more Boca Councilwoman Andrea O’Rourke is the driving force behind a new city board, Art in Public Places.
beautiful has always been there.
“It just needed the right mix,” he said, adding that he has had college and high school students participating in this effort.
Sue Gillis, curator at the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, said she thinks this new effort would thrill the city’s first
developer, Addison Mizner, whose likeness stands guard at the south side of the city.
“It’s interesting we didn’t have this kind of thing before,” she said. “I think Mizner would embrace it.”