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Art in the Public Realm

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Art in the Public Realm

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Friday, June 17
10:00 a.m. PT
Speaker: Gail Goldman, Public Art Activist and Consultant
Virtual Event


Artists working in the public realm can accomplish far more than placing a beautiful artwork on a pedestal or in a plaza. Their work can transform space, heighten our awareness, stimulate human interaction, and help define community. Public art is a reflection of how we see the world—the artist’s response to our time and place combined with our own sense of who we are. This lecture will explore trends in public art over the years including architecturally integrated art, environmental art, digital new media, and interactive art, among others.


This lecture celebrates the legacy of Larry Baza, whose passion, commitment, and advocacy for the arts made San Diego a better place.


Reserve your spot for the online guest lecture by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place. Space is limited.

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This lecture is presented as a part of the Guest Lecture Series, which focuses on works of art on view in the Museum as well as topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led virtual tours.

Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council.


Featured: Beverly Penn, Global Proportion, 2019. Bronze inlayed plaza tiles and topiary sphere. Carte Hotel, San Diego. Photograph by Philipp Scholz.

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June 17, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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