Public Art

Baltimore has a thriving public mural program. Philadelphia has a significantly large number of outdoor sculptures and DC has some of the most contemporary public artworks in the country. Public art is art in any media that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all.This course will explore the many forms of public art: sculpture, murals, stained glass, ceramics, tapestry, etc. We will also discuss how public art is funded, planned and installed and we will view famous and lesser know examples of public art.