Ask An Expert: Managing Requests for Monuments and Memorials


 About this Virtual Conversation

October 30, 2018 at 3:00PM EDT

In this live event, participants will have an opportunity to engage with two experts in the field on managing requests for monuments and memorials. From your community, council members or other stakeholders, the requests to memorialize an individual or event can be challenging to navigate. Through this event, attendees will have an opportunity to connect with Barbara Goldstein, who developed the memorials and monuments policy for the City of San Jose, California and C. Ryan Patterson, who manages requests through a donations policy within the City of Baltimore, Maryland.

This event will be recorded.

Barbara Goldstein

Independent Consultant

Barbara Goldstein is an independent consultant focusing on creative placemaking and public art planning.  She is the former Public Art Director for the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs and editor of Public Art by the Book, a primer published by Americans for the Arts and the University of Washington Press. Ms. Goldstein has directed the public art programs in Seattle and Los Angeles, worked as a cultural planner, architectural and art critic, editor and publisher. She has lectured and participated in workshops on public art in the United States, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Canada the Netherlands and Abu Dhabi. She is past chair of the Chair of the Public Art Network for Americans for the Arts.

Ms. Goldstein has consulted with cities, developers and public agencies in  Pittsburgh, PA, Pasadena, CA, Charlotte, NC, Las Vegas, NV, Palo Alto CA, and Orlando, FL.. In 2013, she led a series of webinars entitled Creative Placemaking and Public Art for Americans for the Arts. She is currently developing public art and cultural plans for Bay Area Rapid Transit and the City of Glendale, CA.

Ms. Goldstein has written extensively about public art and architecture and was editor an publisher of Arts + Architecture magazine from 1980 to 1985. She has served on the Board of Directors for ArtSpace and Friends of the Schindler House and the Advisory Board for Forecast Public Art. She is currently a Board member of MACLA, Movimiento de Arte y Cultural Latino Americana, and ZERO1: the Art and Technology Network, where she serves as Chair.

In 2015 Ms. Goldstein was a Fellow in Stanford University‚Äôs Distinguished Careers Institute where she also served as Scholar in Residence for the School of Chemical and Systems Biology. 

C. Ryan Patterson

Public Art Administrator

As Public Art Administrator at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), C. Ryan Patterson manages the operations of Baltimore's Percent-for-Art program, the care of the city's public art collection, and serves as staff to the Public Art Commission. He has served as project manager for temporary installations and performances at Artscape, Baltimore Book Festival and Light City and worked with Open Space Baltimore to organize the Artist Run Art Fair since 2014 and served as the Chair of the Light City Sustainability Committee. He helped establish Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake's Special Commission to Review Confederate Monuments in 2015 and was one of the authors of the report issued by the Commission in August of 2016. He currently serves BOPA's representative on the Mayor Catherine E. Pugh's Confederate Monument Task Force and oversees the Monumental Sites Call for ideas to activate and reinterpret the sites of the former monuments. Ryan received his BFA in General Sculptural Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006, where he was awarded a France Merrick Foundation Fellowship in Community Arts.

Patricia Walsh

Public Art & Civic Design Senior Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

Patricia Walsh joined Americans for the Arts in 2014 where she works to empower public art professionals, artists and other stakeholders in the implementation of public art in their communities by supporting best practices, case studies, resource development, and peer-to-peer networking.
In her role at Americans for the Arts, Patricia has grown the annual Public Art Preconference to over 300 attendees, moderates the 400+ membership-based Public Art Network, and travels frequently to communities across the country to engage and learn from her colleagues working locally. She designed the Public Art Resource Center, an online portal to increase access to tools, resources, and opportunities for those making public art happen in their communities. She manages partnerships with Smart Growth America/Transportation for America and the American Planning Association and continues to develop strategies to engage allied fields to cultivate policy and practice that supports public art in the built environment across the country.


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