Art in the Open Programs

Nari Ward's 2017 solo exhibition, "Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again." Image via Socrates Sculpture Park.

Until the 1960s, most public art in New York City was limited to war memorials, civic-minded murals, or relief sculpture embodying universal values like “Fraternity” or “Wisdom.” But the late 1960s brought a new era that embraced the individual artist’s voice and vision in the public realm. Inspired by our exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York (on view through May 13), join us for a series of programs that examine how works transformed both the public spaces of the city as well as public expectation of the role and potential of art that exists outside of the traditional confines of museums and galleries.

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Talks Tuesday, March 27, 6:30pm

State of the (Public) Art

A conversation with leaders of New York’s most innovative public art projects and spaces: the High Line, Governors Island, and The Laundromat Project.
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