News + Events

November 15, 2018

Monument Lab invites applications for the inaugural Monument Lab National Fellows Program, supported by a generous grant from the Surdna Foundation. This fellowship will support individuals around the country whose ongoing projects address long term inequities in monuments and engage new creative approaches to public art, history, and memory.

Applications are due Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Visit the Monument Lab website for more details.

August 1, 2018

The City of Ottawa, Ontario, invites curators, planning artists or public art consultants to submit their qualifications for consideration to develop a comprehensive Public Art Plan for Vanier and Montreal Road.

Submissions are due Tuesday August 28.

See the City of Ottawas's Request for Qualifications for complete details.

July 23, 2018

Art Journal Open seeks 500-word responses for a Forum on Public Funding for the Arts and Humanities, convened by Sarah Kanouse, Jeremy Liu, Catherine Morris, and Mimi Thi Nguyen.

Moderated contributions will be posted to an online forum hosted by Art Journal Open. Some respondents may subsequently be invited to expand their text into a longer article.

July 23, 2018

Public Art and Political Elections

Chairs: Marisa Lerer, Manhattan College, [email protected], and Jennifer K. Favorite, CUNY Graduate Center, [email protected]

Abstracts due to chairs on August 6, 2018

May 14, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018
2-4pm
Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

April 23, 2018

PAD members are invited to make a nomination for the 2019 PAD award for achievement in the field of public art. The award is given annually to an individual whose contributions have greatly influenced public art practice. The deadline for nominations is May 14, 2018.

March 14, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018
4pm
Northwestern University
Kaplan Seminar Room
Kresge 2351

This talk will address food art in the public sphere in the past five decades, as exemplified by the forthcoming issue of the journal <em>Public Art Dialogue</em>, guest-edited by professors Bottinelli and d’Ayala Valva. The speakers will present essays, interviews, and artist projects exploring diverse geographical contexts and power dynamics, looking at long-term and temporary projects, and focusing on participatory, sculptural, and conceptual practices

January 10, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018
11:00am–2:00pm
FREE for PAD members!

Join us during the 2018 CAA conference for a bus tour of The Great Wall of Los Angeles by Judy Baca, this year’s recipient of the Public Art Dialogue (PAD) Annual Award.

September 15, 2017

Taylor and Francis has made the entire Spring 2016 issue of PAD open access.
"The Dilemma of Public Art's Permanence," guest edited by Erika Doss, is especially relevant and timely in light of conversations surrounding the removal of confederate monuments (and other public monuments and murals). You can access the issue here:
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rpad20/6/1?nav=tocList

July 7, 2017

Teachable Monuments: Using Public Art to Spark Dialogue and Address Controversies

Chairs: Harriet Senie, The City College of New York, The City University of New York, [email protected] ; Sierra Rooney, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York, [email protected]

Abstracts due to chairs on August 14, 2017

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 [email protected]
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

May 19, 2016

Madison Square Park Conservancy and School of Visual Arts announce Dreaming Public Art, a symposium that invites participants to explore public art possibilities Dreaming Public Art Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM SVA Theatre School of Visual Arts 333 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011 - See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-sympos...