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Public-images-osm logo.svg tourism = artwork
A public piece of art. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: tourism
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

A tag for public pieces of art; typically being staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all.

How to map

Depending upon the size of the installation, add tourism=artwork to a node, a way or an area.

Note that this feature isn't currently rendered in OSM Carto when used on linear ways.[1]

Tags used in combination

See also


We need to distinguish between public art and exhibits to the public. Public art means artwork (be it murals, statues or whatever) for example in the street, park, shopping centre or foyer of an open building. It would need to be publicly accessible, without payment of an entry fee.

Objects exhibited within a museum or gallery, accessible to the public only under conditions such as opening hours or paying a fee, are tagged exhibit=artwork.


  1. Render some amenities linear ways as icons #2711 on GitHub
  2. In OpenHistoricalMap, start_date=* always indicates when a feature becomes valid at a given location. To indicate the date of creation of an art installation that has moved around, add the feature to a type=chronology relation and tag the chronology relation with start_date=*. [1]