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  • Going Green: How to Align Public Art with Green Building and Infrastructure

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/04/2011

    Increasingly, various levels of government are demanding that new and retrofitted public buildings and urban infrastructure meet green standards.

    Increasingly, various levels of government are demanding that new and retrofitted public buildings and urban infrastructure meet green standards. Through case studies and policy examples we will cover fundamental approaches for integrating art that makes green technologies visible into the design and construction of green buildings, as well as public infrastructure. Participants will learn key language that describes approaches to public art that showcases green building and infrastructure technologies such as stormwater capture and energy production and how these kinds of public art can be integrated into existing and new ordinances and modifications to comprehensive plans. Productive strategies for the artist selection process, as well as green building standards materials resources and maintenance will also be covered.

    Moderator:
    Liesel Fenner, Public Art Program Manager, Americans for the Arts
    Presenters: Mary Jo Aagerstoun, President, EcoArt South Florida, Inc; Rebecca Ansert, Principal, Green Public Art; Emily Blumenfeld, Public Art Consultant, Via Partnership; Mark Brest van Kempen, Public Artist; Patricia Watts, founder/west coast curator, ecoartspace.
  • Public Art Contracts and Copyrights

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    One of the necessities of creating a work of public art is a legal and binding agreement between the artist and commissioning body.

    One of the necessities of creating a work of public art is a legal and binding agreement between the artist and commissioning body. We will discuss the complications and compromises of contracts.

    Presenters: Sarah S. Conley, Attorney, Law Office of Sarah S. Conley, Studio City, CA; Larry Kirkland, Artist, Washington, DC; Susan Pontious, Public Art Program Deputy Director, San Francisco Arts Commission for Historic Monuments, San Francisco


  • Public Art 50/50

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/15/2010

    50/50: Important, Impressive, Influential, Personally Pivotal Public Art of the Last 50 Years

    Wave Hill Director of Arts and Senior Curator Jennifer McGregor presents 50/50: Important, Impressive, Influential, Personally Pivotal Public Art of the Last 50 Years, a retrospective look at the field of 50 public art over the last 50 years. She first delivered this talk at the Americans for the Arts 2010 Half-Century Summit in Baltimore, Maryland in June, 2010.

    Presenter: Jennifer McGregor, Director of Arts & Senior Curator, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

    Moderator: Liesel Fenner, Public Art Program Manager, Americans for the Arts, Washington, DC