There is public art in the City of Torrance in publicly accessible places and in many schools managed by the Torrance Unified School District. Although Torrance does not have a formal Percent for Art policy, the City has commissioned artists for site specific work and accepted donations of artwork.
The following list briefly depicts and describes works that you can find throughout the City.
The Anchor from the RMS Queen ElizabethCategories:
- Public Art
- Public Sculptures
The R.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth", 83,673 gross tons, was the biggest and fastest passenger liner ever built. She contributed valuable services as a troop carrier during World War II. in peace, she served as a blue-ribbon passenger ship for two decades. C.Y. Tung of Seawise Foundation acquired her and renamed her "Seawise University" but she was destroyed by fire in Hong Kong Harbor on January 9, 1972, just as her renovation and conversion work was about to be completed. Her projected work as a floating university has been taken up by the S.S. "Universe Campus" based in Los Angeles. Her bow initials, "Q" and "E" and her anchor are placed in Los Angeles County appropriately as a memento of her service and contribution unrivaled in shipping history.