Colgate University & Hamilton College
Public Art has become an important and often controversial intersection of public audience and artistic expression. Its presentation—encompassing sculpture, performance and virtual forms—raises challenges of siting, funding, community involvement, and maintenance, along with issues of aesthetics and content. This symposium convened artists, art professionals, and educators to discuss the role and responsibilities of Public Art in the physical, social, and pedagogic space of the college campus. The keynote address and reception were part of the closing ceremonies of the Emerson Gallery component of Sculpture Space Inside/Outside at Hamilton College. Artists from the exhibition also participated in the symposium. Preliminary speakers included: Patricia Fuller, Curator of Public Art, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Alison de Lima Greene, Curator of Contemporary Art and Special Projects, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX; Patricia Phillips, Chair/Professor, Department of Art, SUNY New Paltz, Editor, Art Journal, College Art Association.