Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • Max Grinnell on What We Talk About When We Talk About Art in Cities
  • Lecture
  • 2/20/2012
  • 19:00-20:30
  • Lawrence, Kansas
  • Host: Lawrence Public Library, The Commons
Event Description
Talk held at the Lawrence Public Library / The question "what is art" can be quite simple or complex. When we think about art in cities, things get even murkier. Who is art for? Is it statues of long-gone military heroes? How does art enhance the public realm? Author and urbanologist Max Grinnell will talk about the role of public art in American cities, using illustrative materials from his travels.