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Thu, Nov 30, 2017 6:30pm –


Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
at 103rd St
New York  New York  10029
United States
Museum of the City of New York

Love It or Hate It: Public Art and Controversy

Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons, The Gates II by Michael Carlino

On buildings and sidewalks, in parks and on subways, public art is subject to far more intense popular scrutiny than art in galleries or museums. Join leading scholars and artists to examine how art in public spaces can serve as a flash point for larger social debates, featuring:

John Ahearn, an artist whose South Bronx Bronzes elicited neighborhood protests in the 1990s
Audrey Flack, a nationally recognized painter and sculptor 
Harriet Senie, Director of Art Museum Studies, City College of New York
Jimmy Van Bramer, Majority Leader, New York City Council (pending availability) 
Michele Bogart (moderator), Professor, Stony Brook University

This is the opening program for MCNY's exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York City (opens November 10).
Ticket includes museum admission.