Academic Catalog 2021-22

ARTH 3118 Public Art: The Politics of Presentation

Public art is defined as "original works of art in any medium for temporary or permanent placement in outdoor/indoor settings and accessible to the public…" Course examines specific works and key concepts to question assumptions about the value/role of art in public spaces. Who is "the public" for which the art is made? Why do some works cause great controversy? What is the history of "public art?" What role can it play in urban revitalization?


4.00 units