Roughly a dozen of the city-owned artworks are located at water plants or pump stations. Yet ever since Sept. 11, the public can’t get into most of those facilities – at least not very easily. Even when facilities containing public aren’t are open to the public, they’re often located in strange, off-the-beaten-path places not frequented by many people.

UC San Diego’s University Art Gallery made headlines last year when the space lost its funding and only full-time staffer. CityBeat reported that some UCSD professors thought the space would ultimately close while others held out hope. In recent weeks, though, all remaining hopes were squashed when it became clear that the gallery would become a classroom in […]