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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.”

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