The U.S. owes a lot to public art. FDR and his WPA (which, among other things, commissioned public artworks to employ american artists) hoisted us out of the Great Depression, and we've been goin' strong ever since. And aside from all the logistics, honestly, what's better than going to a new park and happening upon an unexpected interactive sculpture. From sea to shining sea, the US is filled with amazing installations out in the open for the public at large to enjoy. These pieces prove that art is way more meaningful when it's a collective experience, not locked up in some millionaire's unoccupied vacation home.