The Art of Creating Online Public Art Collections

Recorded On: 06/24/2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
4:00 p.m. EDT

About this Session

In this session, attendees will hear how one public art program is using technology to connect their community with their public art collection while we are all social distancing and practicing shelter-in-place. Hear how this administrator is using technology like augmented reality to create an online experience highlighting the public art collection.


Lucas Anthony Cowan, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

This session is a part of the 2020 Annual Convention and Public Art & Civic Design Conference

Lucas Anthony Cowan

Public Art Curator, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

Lucas Cowan became the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy’s first Director and Curator of Public Art in 2014. Previously, he was the Director for the Maryland State Arts Council Public Art Program, and the Senior Curator of Exhibits for both Millennium Park and the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture. Over the last 16 years, he has curated and managed dozens of public art commissions and exhibitions by artists of national and international calibur in public spaces. Cowan has served on juries and panels across the United States, consulted on cultural park planning for cities such as San Francisco, Chicago and Northwest Arkansas and serves as trustee and advisor to prestigious visual arts organizations nationwide. He attended the Maryland Institute College of Art where he studied Fiber and Material Studies and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Master Program in Arts Administration.

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