Now + There supports local art institutions that discuss, critique and otherwise share information about public art and invite all to attend this Tyrone Maurice Adderley Lecture by MassArt.
5:15 PM Public Reception
6 PM Town Hall Panel
Moderator: Steve Locke ‘01, Associate Professor, MassArt
Panelists: Sabrina Dorsainvil ‘12, Civic Designer, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Kate Gilbert, Executive Director, Now + There, Stephen Hamilton '09, Artist and educator, Sneha Shrestha (aka IMAGINE), Artist and educator
This Town Hall is part of the 50 State Initiative from For Freedoms, which was founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman and aims to spur greater participation in civic life. Building off of the existing artistic infrastructure in the United States, For Freedoms has developed a network of artists and institutional partners who produce nationwide public art installations, exhibitions, and local community dialogues in order to inject nuanced, artistic thinking into public discourse. Centered around the vital work of artists, they hope that these exhibitions and related projects will model how arts institutions can become civic forums for action and discussion of values, place, and patriotism.
The panel will discuss Freedom of Speech and Public Art.