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July 7, 2017

Teachable Monuments: Using Public Art to Spark Dialogue and
Address Controversies
Chair(s): Harriet Senie, The City College of New York, The City
University of New York, hfsenie@gmail.com; Sierra Rooney, Stony
Brook University, The State University of New York, r.sierra.rooney@
gmail.com
Abstracts due to chairs on August 14, 2017
“Teachable Monuments” is an initiative begun under the aegis
of Public Art Dialogue in order to use public monuments as a
focus for civic and civil dialogues in schools at every level from
kindergarten to university, and also to develop guidelines for

July 5, 2017

A Public Art Primer: Expanding Form and Content
This panel seeks participation from a wide variety of stakeholders that have a demonstrated
commitment to teaching Public Art. How does this curriculum support and enhance the vital
need of visual literacy and community engagement? What methodologies are currently used
that provide informed participation and responses? Are there ‘best practices’ from other fields,
for example, the social sciences and humanities that can be integrated in the pedagogy? What

May 13, 2017

Mad. Sq. Art Symposium 2017:
Accessing Public Art
Friday, June 2, 2017
9am-12pm
SVA Theatre, School of Visual Arts
333 West 23rd Street
Please RSVP to symposium@madisonsquarepark.org
https://www.madisonsquarepark.org/mad-sq-art/mad-sq-art-symposium-access...

On Friday, June 2, Madison Square Park Conservancy and the School of Visual Arts will host Madison Square Park’s third annual symposium, exploring the possibilities of public art, featuring prominent artists and leaders in the public art and museum fields.

September 28, 2016

Thursday, February 16, 2017
5:00 to 7:00, Queens Museum of Art
Free and Open to the Public

According to the Queen's Museum, "Since the late 1960s, Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s performances, sculptural installations, and writing have explored issues profoundly important to society today: the role of women in society, cultures of work and labor, and urban and community resilience. Her MANIFESTO FOR MAINTENANCE ART 1969! laid out the hidden, yet essential role of maintenance in Western society—and the radical implications of actively valuing rather than dismissing or hiding it."

July 8, 2016

The recent release of the Panama Papers revelation is just one
in many that highlight the link between art and ethically (if not
legally) corrupt financial markets. The relationship between
financial speculators and emerging artists is another example of
the complicated and compromised control that finance holds on
the art market. In addition, historically and recently artist activists
have been calling attention to and transforming the relationship
of corporate patronage within art institutions. This session aims
to explore patronage, collaboration, and alternative systems in art

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