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Friday, February 28 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
By The People, For The People: Public Art in the 21st Century

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How can public art be used as a tool for civic and social engagement? Join us for a conversation as panelists Brandan "BMike" Odums, Visual Artist; Patton Hindle, Head of the Arts at Kickstarter; Matthew Schum, Independent Curator; and Sam Giarratani, Hank Willis Thomas' Public Art Manager discuss some of their most pressing questions about the evolving potential of public art in the 21st century. Collectively, they will consider more inclusive, empowering, and sustainable methods of creating and funding public art. This discussion will be moderated by taylor brock of For Freedoms.

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Brandan “BMike” Odums is a New Orleans-based visual artist who, through exhibitions, public programs, and public art works, is engaged in a transnational dialogue about the intersection of art and resistance. From film to murals to installations, Odums’ work encapsulates the... Read More →
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Matthew Schum

Matthew Schum is from a working-class background in Minneapolis, where he began nonprofit arts work as a researcher in 1999 at Artspace Projects. Time in museums includes MoMA, the Walker, and the Vancouver Art Gallery as an international student at SFU and an editor at the student-run... Read More →
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Patton Hindle

Patton Hindle is the Head of Arts at Kickstarter, where she oversees the Arts and Performance Arts team whose specialists work closely with visual and performing artists, arts organizations, museums, and cultural institutions around the world to help them realize creative and ambitious... Read More →

Sam Giarratini

Sam works as a public art manager for Hank Willis Thomas, responsible for realizing his concepts in the public realm. After teaching high school art in Boston, she was hired to travel across the US after volunteering with the C@use Collective's public art project called, In Search... Read More →

taylor brock

taylor brock started at For Freedoms in June 2016 and assists with billboards, special partnerships, communications, and merchandise. She graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a degree in Social Justice & Creative Activism and her interests lie at the... Read More →

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