From the Environmental and Political, to the Celebratory and Commemorative
Whether it’s Maya Lin’s celebrated memorial in D.C. to the U.S. Vietnam War casualties, the giant, playful sculptures at the 500-acre Storm King in the Hudson Valley, installations and murals along the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, or Andy Galsworthy’s “Watershed,” the new permanent installation at the DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park in Lincoln, outdoor art is all around, if one looks. Public art can delight, move, inspire, and calm—or be disturbing and controversial, as our culture has realized lately. We’ll look at and talk about all sorts of public art: environmental or “land” art, social, political, commemorative, whimsical, and more. What makes a piece “work” or not? What has public art tried to express in the past, what is it about today, and where could it go? From the comfort of your home, join us to enjoy, appreciate, learn, and offer your own thoughts.