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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

Ainsa III

MapCharlotte, NC
  • Arts & Culture


Queen’s Table, the anonymous group behind this UNC Charlotte Center City sculpture, is the same group that commissioned and funded the famed Sculptures on the Square at Trade and Tryon. With Ainsa III, by artist Jaume Plensa, Charlotte has a new public art icon. Metal letters from nine international alphabets comprise the 12-foot-tall figure, which was installed last year. Like Charlotte, Ainsa III represents cultures across the world. Find it between the campus and First Ward Park.


Best New Public Art - 2016

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2016
Pick: Editor's Pick
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