Urban Art and the Block: Public Art

Thursday, January 18
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
5701 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

What art is, what it means, and how it functions in a given society is considered most intensely when it is placed in public spaces. This symposium considers public art in different contexts—ranging from Ancient Greece to contemporary Chicago—and from different perspectives—that of the curator, historian, and artist. Speakers at this seminar include Lisa Corrin (Ellen Philips Katz Director of The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University), Richard Neer (William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor in Art History, Cinema & Media Studies and the College, UChicago), Mechtild Widrich (Assistant Professor, Art History, Theory and Criticism, SAIC), and Jessica Stockholder (Professor and Chair, Visual Arts, UChicago). 

This event, presented by UChicago Urban and UChicago Arts, is part of the 2017–2018 Sawyer Seminar on Urban Art and Urban Form.

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