Public Art was first installed at Love Field in 1961.
- Texas Ranger of 1960 by Waldine Tauch
- Spirit of Flight by Charles Umlauf
In 2003, a new public art commission was installed in the Garage Pedestrian Walkway. This work by Phillip Lamb and Susan Magilow can be found along the length of the pedestrian walkway to the parking garage.
In 2009, a new program for Public Art was developed to coincide with the renovations to the terminal that were completed in 2014. 11 new works were commissioned to be placed in high profile locations throughout the terminal.
Visitors to Love Field can view the thirteen public artwork in locations prior to entering the security checkpoint. Two artworks beyond security are accessible to ticketed passengers:
- Sky by Brower Hatcher & Marly Rogers
- Blueprint of Flight by Martin Donlin
Artwork can be found in several locations:
Outside of the Terminal:
- Parking Area in front of the Parking Garage: Charles Umlauf, Spirit of Flight, 1960
- Pedestrian Walkway to the Terminal: Phillip Lamb and Susan Magilow, Pedestrian Garage Walkway, 2003
- Entrance Garden Area: Diana Goldberg and Julie Cohn, Luminaria, 2013
- Entrance Ramp to the Terminal: Tom Orr, Intersected Passage, 2013
Inside of the Terminal:
- East Tunnel to the Ticketing Hall: Lane Banks, Untitled (Love Field), 2012
- West Tunnel from the Baggage Claim: Stephen T. Johnson, Giddy Up!, 2014
- Baggage Claim: Tim Prentice & David Colbert, Line Dance, 2014
- Ramp from Love Landing to Parking: Paul Marioni, In Flight, 2012
- Waldine Tauch, Texas Ranger of 1960, also known as “One Riot One Ranger,” 1961
- Dixie Friend Gay, North Texas Sunrise, 2013
- Luighi “Tony” Flabiano of American Terrazzo, World Map, c. 1959
- Sherry Owens, Back in a Moment, 2012
- David Newton, History of Dallas Medallions, 2012-2014
Artwork in the Concourse
- Martin Donlin, Blueprint of Flight, 2013
- Brower Hatcher & Marly Rogers, Sky, 2013
A map indicating the locations of the artworks is provided on the main page of the Love Field Public Art website, on the Office of Cultural Affairs website, Culture Now website, Public Art Archive, as well as throughout the airport itself at the information booths and on stands explaining about the art program.
The artwork is available during airport operating hours from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Brochures about the artwork are available at the airport including the information booths and information stands around the airport. Information about the artwork and the artists can be found on the main page of this website.
Love Field is acquiring 11 new art pieces through the modernization project. There will be 15 works of public art at Love Field when the project is fully completed in late 2014.
The statue and the fountain were donated to the airport. The new pieces were commissioned under the City of Dallas Public Art Program selection process at defined in the City’s Cultural Policy. Comprised of community representatives, arts professionals, Love Field staff, and LFMP staff, artists were recommended for the eleven public art locations that will be the site of permanent artwork in the new terminal. New commissions were reviewed and approved by the Public Art Committee and the Cultural Affairs Commission of the City of Dallas in accordance with the Cultural Policy.
Public Art at Love Field presents themes about the history, legacy and purpose of Love Field Airport. The art enriches visitors’ experience at the airport while showcasing the city’s art and culture. An additional goal for this project was to have at least 25 percent of the artwork created by artists who live in Dallas, and this was achieved.