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May 14, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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
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 Public Art Dialogue, 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
FREE for PAD members!
RSVP to attend

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:

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
SVA Theatre, School of Visual Arts
333 West 23rd Street
Please RSVP to [email protected]

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:

May 19, 2016

2016 Conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada
27–30 October, 2016
UQÀM, Montréal
Submission deadline: June 24, 2016

How to Submit a Proposal
Proposals for papers shall not exceed 150 words and are to be submitted to the individual Session Conveners for consideration (please see below under “Conference Regulations” for further guidelines about proposals).

April 11, 2016

Pen + Brush hosts an art historian, Dr. Harriet F. Senie, who will give a lecture about her new book, Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11, focusing on chapters devoted to the Oklahoma City Bombing (April 19, 1995) and the shooting at Columbine High School (April 20, 1999). The talk will be delivered on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, the month when both attacks took place.

Presented by Pen + Brush
29 East 22nd Street New York, NY 10010
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

April 8, 2016

“Unleashing Digital: Going Public” panel
Wednesday May 4, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
St. Francis College
180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Free and open to the public. More information can be found here:

March 22, 2016

"Public Art in the Era of Black Lives Matter” Public Art Dialogue (PAD) sponsored session at CAA February 15-18, 2017, New York.

As the #BlackLivesMatter social movement has exposed the specious nature of claims that the U.S. is a post-racial society, it has prompted a coming to terms with under-acknowledged histories of slavery, segregation, police brutality, mass incarceration, and other forms of racism. Symbols of the Confederacy in the public sphere, whether flags or sculptures, have become renewed sites of contention for contemporary protesters in the black liberation struggle. 

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