Friday Roundup: Holy Land, Illegal Mural Edition

Welcome to another edition of the public art news roundup.

I was going to write about the Kalamazoo shooting, then three more people were shot dead and more than a dozen injured in Kansas yesterday. In between, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a family was murdered in gun violence in Arizona, while three more people were killed and several others injured in shootings across – what country?

Exactly, thanks Jeb!. In case you’re forgotten, here is how you can find your representatives should you want to check their voting records and/or write them any strongly worded letters.

Back to our regularly scheduled programming:

A new subway line in Germany is all art, no advertising.

Philadelphia’s LOVE sculpture is out for renovations. The park it sits in will also be closed for a year for upgrades.

Art UK is a digital platform that aims to digitize the U.K.’s entire public art collection for online viewing.

Discussion of the gender gap in public sculpture continues at CityLab.

China is done with weird architecture.

Florida’s Holy Land Experience – which is a Christian-themed amusement park that  doesn’t pay taxes – finally removed a mural it had painted without permission on State property.