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This is a list of public art in Detroit.

This list applies only to works of public art accessible in an outdoor public space. For example, this does not include artwork visible inside a museum.

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Selected artworks

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.png Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac Philip A. Hart Plaza

42°19′43″N 83°2′37″W / 42.32861°N 83.04361°W / 42.32861; -83.04361 (short title)
2001 William Kieffer and Ann Feely sculpture bronze City of Detroit
Atom Gazelle Belle Isle Park

42°21′2″N 82°58′10″W / 42.35056°N 82.96944°W / 42.35056; -82.96944 (short title)
1991 Richard Bennett sculpture stainless steel City of Detroit
Balancing Act One Campus Martius

42°20′0″N 83°2′47″W / 42.33333°N 83.04639°W / 42.33333; -83.04639 (short title)
2016 HOW and NOSM mural 184 x 60 feet (56.1 x 18.2 m) Library Street Collective
BagleyMemorialFountainDetroit.jpg Bagley Memorial Fountain Cadillac Square

42°19′53″N 83°2′42″W / 42.33139°N 83.04500°W / 42.33139; -83.04500 (short title)
May 30, 1887 (relocated July 3, 1926) Henry Hobson Richardson fountain white Worcester granite Michigan State Historic Site City of Detroit
Curved Form with Rectangle and Space Scarab Club

42°21′34″N 83°3′47″W / 42.35944°N 83.06306°W / 42.35944; -83.06306 (short title)
2000 Lois Teicher sculpture stainless steel University Cultural Center Association
Detroit Chimera Graffiti Mural Russell Industrial Center, Building Number 2

42°22′39.71″N 83°3′39.89″W / 42.3776972°N 83.0610806°W / 42.3776972; -83.0610806 (short title)
between 2010 and 2012 Kobie Solomon mural 8,750 square feet (813 square meters) Russell Industrial Center
Le fleuve la garonne Detroit Institute of Arts

42°21′32″N 83°3′54″W / 42.35889°N 83.06500°W / 42.35889; -83.06500 (short title)
early 20th century after Antoine Coysevox sculpture bronze 53 x 99 1/4 x 44 3/4 inches (134.6 x 252.1 x 113.7 cm) Detroit Institute of Arts
Schiller ststue Belle Isle detroit.jpg Johann Friedrich Schiller Belle Isle Park

42°20′29″N 82°58′48″W / 42.34139°N 82.98000°W / 42.34139; -82.98000 (short title)
designed 1906, dedicated May 11, 1908 Herman Matzen sculpture stainless steel approx. 6 x 4 x 8 feet (1.8 x 1.2 x 2.4 m ) City of Detroit
Gateway to Freedom International Memorial to the Underground Railroad Philip A. Hart Plaza

42°19′35″N 83°2′38″W / 42.32639°N 83.04389°W / 42.32639; -83.04389 (short title)
dedicated October 20, 2001 Edward Dwight sculpture City of Detroit
Macomb statue in detroit.jpg General Alexander Macomb Washington Boulevard at Michigan Avenue

42°19′55″N 83°3′3″W / 42.33194°N 83.05083°W / 42.33194; -83.05083 (short title)
dedicated September 11, 1908 Adolph Alexander Weinman sculpture bronze 9 feet x 44 inches x 42 inches (2.7 m x 1.1 m x 1 m) ) City of Detroit
Gracehoper Detroit Institute of Arts

42°21′36″N 83°3′55″W / 42.36000°N 83.06528°W / 42.36000; -83.06528 (short title)
1961 Tony Smith sculpture steel and paint 23 × 22 × 46 feet (7 m 1 cm × 6 m 70.6 cm × 14 m 2.1 cm) Detroit Institute of Arts
AlleyDisneyland.jpg Hamtramck Disneyland Hamtramck

42°24′26.2″N 83°3′31″W / 42.407278°N 83.05861°W / 42.407278; -83.05861 (short title)
created 1992, finished 1999 Dmytro Szylak installation Hatch Art
Pingree statue, Grad Circus Park, Detroit.jpg Hazen Stuart Pingree southwest of Woodward Avenue and East Adams Avenue

42°20′12″N 83°3′3″W / 42.33667°N 83.05083°W / 42.33667; -83.05083 (short title)
1903, dedicated May 30, 1904 Rudolf Schwartz bronze stainless steel 10 1/2 x 6 x 6 feet (3.2 x 1.8 x 1.8 m) City of Detroit
HeidelbergProj01jpg.jpeg Heidelberg Project McDougall-Hunt neighborhood, east Detroit

42°21′31.23″N 83°1′16.88″W / 42.3586750°N 83.0213556°W / 42.3586750; -83.0213556 (short title)
created 1986, ongoing Tyree Guyton installation Tyree Guyton
Dodge Fountain in Hart Plaza in the evening with lights.jpg Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain Philip A. Hart Plaza

42°19′37″N 83°2′38″W / 42.32694°N 83.04389°W / 42.32694; -83.04389 (short title)
1972-1979, dedicated October 14, 1981 Isamu Noguchi fountain stainless steel and black granite 30 feet (9.1 m) City of Detroit
JSMFFULL.jpg James Scott Memorial Fountain Belle Isle Park

42°20′6.22″N 82°59′57.52″W / 42.3350611°N 82.9993111°W / 42.3350611; -82.9993111 (short title)
1923, dedicated May 31, 1925 Cass Gilbert and Herbert Adams fountain marble, cement, bronze 18 feet x 75 feet (5.5 m x 22.9 m) City of Detroit
Jeune fille et sa suite (Young Woman and Her Suitors) Detroit Institute of Arts

42°21′32″N 83°3′47″W / 42.35889°N 83.06306°W / 42.35889; -83.06306 (short title)
1970 Alexander Calder sculpture painted steel 35 feet × 27 feet 6 inches × 19 feet (10 m 66.8 cm × 8 m 38.2 cm × 5 m 79.1 cm) Detroit Institute of Arts
Monica 500 Woodward 2016 Swoon mural 17 feet Library Street Collective
Fist of a Champion – Detroit's Monument to Joe Louis - panoramio.jpg Monument to Joe Louis Philip A. Hart Plaza

42°19′43.3″N 83°2′40.36″W / 42.328694°N 83.0445444°W / 42.328694; -83.0445444 (short title)
dedicated October 16, 1986 Robert Graham sculpture bronze 25 feet 6 inches × 24 feet 6 inches (7 m 77.2 cm × 7 m 46.8 cm) Detroit Institute of Arts
Nymph and Eros Detroit Institute of Arts

42°21′33″N 83°3′55″W / 42.35917°N 83.06528°W / 42.35917; -83.06528 (short title)
early 20th century after Philippe Magnier sculpture bronze 51 x 99 x 45 inches (129.5 x 251.5 x 114.3 cm) Detroit Institute of Arts
OneWoodwardAvenue sculpture.jpg Passo di danza (Step of the Dance) One Woodward Avenue, Jefferson Avenue entrance

42°19′43″N 83°2′43″W / 42.32861°N 83.04528°W / 42.32861; -83.04528 (short title)
1963 Giacomo Manzù sculpture bronze 11 feet (3.4 m) One Woodward Avenue
Phoenix Scarab Club, west facade

42°21′34″N 83°3′46″W / 42.35944°N 83.06278°W / 42.35944; -83.06278 (short title)
1976 Stephen Veresh sculpture copper Scarab Club
Pylon Philip A. Hart Plaza

42°19′41.4″N 83°02′39.0″W / 42.328167°N 83.044167°W / 42.328167; -83.044167 (short title)
1972-1979 Isamu Noguchi sculpture stainless steel 20 x 7 x 7 feet (6 x 2.1 x 2.1 m) City of Detroit
RussellAlgersfoundGCircParkdetroit.jpg Russell Alger Memorial Fountain Grand Circus Park

42°20′12″N 83°2′59″W / 42.33667°N 83.04972°W / 42.33667; -83.04972 (short title)
1920, dedicated July 27, 1921 Daniel Chester French fountain bronze 7 feet 6 inches x 56 inches x 58 inches (2.3 x 1.4 x 1.5 m) City of Detroit
Sentry Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

42°21′31″N 83°3′39″W / 42.35861°N 83.06083°W / 42.35861; -83.06083 (short title)
1996-1997 Richard Bennett sculpture aluminum and gold Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
The Spirit of Detroit.JPG The Spirit of Detroit Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

42°19′45.47″N 83°2′40.66″W / 42.3292972°N 83.0446278°W / 42.3292972; -83.0446278 (short title)
1958 Marshall Fredericks sculpture bronze 312 inches (200.7 × 130.2 × 140.3 cm, 907.2 kg) Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit Institute of Arts January 2015 04.jpg The Thinker Detroit Institute of Arts, southeast lawn

42°21′32″N 83°3′55″W / 42.35889°N 83.06528°W / 42.35889; -83.06528 (short title)
1904 Auguste Rodin sculpture bronze 79 × 51 1/4 × 55 1/4 inches, 2000 pounds (200.7 × 130.2 × 140.3 cm, 907.2 kg) Detroit Institute of Arts
Transcending Philip A. Hart Plaza

42°19′40″N 83°2′41″W / 42.32778°N 83.04472°W / 42.32778; -83.04472 (short title)
dedicated August 30, 2003 David Barr and Sergio de Guisti sculpture steel 63 feet (19.2 m) City of Detroit
United We Stand Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Farnsworth entrance

42°21′32″N 83°3′42″W / 42.35889°N 83.06167°W / 42.35889; -83.06167 (short title)
2016 Charles McGee sculpture Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Unity 28 West Grand River Avenue

42°20′2″N 83°2′58″W / 42.33389°N 83.04944°W / 42.33389; -83.04944 (short title)
2017 Charles McGee mural 118 x 50 feet Library Street Collective
untitled mural The Belt

42°20′5″N 83°2′49″W / 42.33472°N 83.04694°W / 42.33472; -83.04694 (short title)
2016 Nina Chanel Abney mural Library Street Collective
untitled mural 25 East Grand River Avenue

42°20′4″N 83°2′53″W / 42.33444°N 83.04806°W / 42.33444; -83.04806 (short title)
2015 Aryz mural Library Street Collective
untitled mural One Campus Martius

42°20′0″N 83°2′48″W / 42.33333°N 83.04667°W / 42.33333; -83.04667 (short title)
2015 Shepard Fairey mural 184 feet (56.1 m) Library Street Collective
AlexBrewer HENSE Madison Theatre Building Detroit Michigan 2014.jpg untitled mural Madison Building

42°20′9″N 83°2′57″W / 42.33583°N 83.04917°W / 42.33583; -83.04917 (short title)
2014 HENSE mural 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) Library Street Collective
untitled mural 14635 East Jefferson

42°22′27″N 82°56′30″W / 42.37417°N 82.94167°W / 42.37417; -82.94167 (short title)
2016 Swoon and Baba Wayne mural Library Street Collective
Wayfinding: An Art Installation and Skate Park Monroe Blocks 100 Monroe Avenue

42°19′58″N 83°2′42″W / 42.33278°N 83.04500°W / 42.33278; -83.04500 (short title)
from August 2017 through January 2018 Ryan McGinness and Tony Hawk installation 4600 square feet (1402.1 square meters) Library Street Collective and Cranbrook Art Museum
Weather Permitting 35 East Grand River Avenue

42°20′4″N 83°2′52″W / 42.33444°N 83.04778°W / 42.33444; -83.04778 (short title)
2017 Willie Wayne Smith mural Library Street Collective
Statue of William C. Maybury.jpg William Cotter Maybury east of Woodward Avenue and East Adams Avenue

42°20′13″N 83°3′2″W / 42.33694°N 83.05056°W / 42.33694; -83.05056 (short title)
dedicated November 24, 1912 Adolph Alexander Weinman sculpture bronze 5 x 3 x 4 feet (1.5 x .91 x 1.2 m ) City of Detroit
  • Herron, Jerry et al. Connecting the Dots: Tyree Guyton's Heidelberg Project. Wayne State University Press, 2007.
  • Nawrocki, Dennis Alan. Art in Detroit Public Places. Wayne State University Press, 2008.
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