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Where is the Public in Public Art?. Edition No. 1
- ID: 1898041
- March 2008
- 76 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
For centuries, public art has been a popular tool used to celebrate heroes, commemorate historical events, decorate public spaces, inspire citizens, and attract tourists. Public art has been created by the most renowned artists and commissioned by powerful political leaders. But, where is the public in public art? What is the role of that group believed to be the primary client of such public endeavors? How much power does the public have? Should they have? Do they want? In this thesis, I address these and other related questions through a case study of Millennium Park in Chicago. In contrast to other studies on this topic, this thesis focuses on the perspectives and opinions of the public; a group which I have found to be scarcely represented in the literature about public participation in public art.
(2001) B.A. History of Art, Ohio State University (2005) Manager of Stores, Columbus Museum of Art (2006) Executive Director, Abstract Earth Gallery (2007) Teaching Associate, Ohio State University (2007) Research Intern, Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission (2008) M.A. Cultural Policy and Arts Administration, Ohio State University