Art in Architecture

This is a detail of a mural found in the old John Eager Howard School. The mural has been installed as a glass mosaic in the new Dorothy I. Height building.

Art has always been an essential feature of civic architecture. Art and architecture are long-time partners in expressing the values and identity of a community, a nation and society, in general.

The integration of public art in civic spaces, including school buildings, celebrates the best of our culture and exemplifies how societies benefit from the unique creative talents of its citizenry. 

Baltimore City Public Schools is committed to the spirit of this tradition to enhance teaching and learning at its school facilities. Through the 21st Century School Buildings Program, the district seeks opportunities to integrate student-centered public art into 21st Century School building projects. Student artwork will add beauty and value to school facilities and inspire a sense of ownership and belonging in the hundreds of thousands of students, educators, and area residents who will use the buildings for generations to come.