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June 17, 2020

Exploring Public Art Practices

OMCA's symposium on January 25, 2020 invited visitors to learn how public art can interrogate systems of injustice, celebrate community, and more. 

by Patricia Cariño Valdez, OMCA Public Engagement Program Developer

Not long before the shelter-in-place order came into effect, we came together for the third Exploring Public Art Practices symposium, a partnership between the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and Oakland Museum of California. The day-long event featured local and national artists who inspired the audience through conversation, movement and performance. These artists and their works reinforced our belief in the power of art in the public realm. We saw how public art can interrogate systems of injustice, celebrate individual agency in service of the collective, and offer expansive and inclusive notions of the public.

Enjoy a highlight reel, keynote speech, and dance performance exploring the different and important impacts of public art. Read more about the symposium here.

 

OMCA at 50 Exploring Public Art Practices - Highlights

OMCA at 50 Exploring Public Art Practices - Keynote Speech

OMCA at 50 Exploring Public Art Practices - Kristin Damrow Impact Acclimate

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