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Paula Crown

Paula Crown is an artist, advocate, and entrepreneur. She has spearheaded progressive initiatives in education, children’s health, environmentally sustainable business practices, and the arts. A cross-disciplinary artist, Crown’s work engages pencil to 3D printers. Since 2015, she has had solo exhibitions in New York, London, Miami, Aspen, and Dallas. She is a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, where she chairs the Education Committee, and serves on the Aspen Institute Committee on the Arts. A former member of President Obama’s Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Crown is a principal at Henry Crown and Company in Chicago.

Paula Crown

Thoughts & Prayers; Humble Humbris; Hurt People Hurt People; and LIAR LIAR, 2020

Bench Installations

Plaza, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA: Thoughts & Prayers, Humble Hubris

Courtyard, Hammer Museum: Hurt People, LIAR LIAR


Paula Crown will present four benches ruminating on systemic national issues, exploring themes of environmental activism, racial taxonomy, and political factionalism. Thoughts & Prayers confronts the epidemic of gun violence in our nation; LIAR LIAR and Humble Hubris analyzes a widespread culture of greed and corruption that have resulted in the pollution of our planet; Hurt People Hurt People sheds light on a cycle of cultural violence. Benches will be on view at Hammer Museum and at the Geffen Contemporary Warehouse at MOCA.

My Activation Artists/Performers Sessions

Thursday, February 27

2:00pm PST

Friday, February 28

8:00am PST

Saturday, February 29

8:00am PST

Sunday, March 1

8:00am PST


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