The Municipal Arts Society offers a public event on the merits of public art on Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.

City of Art: New York’s Hidden Treasures Revealed,

In an era of high museum admission prices, it is noteworthy that great public art remains accessible to all.  A panel of artists, designers, and scholars will discuss the criteria for successful public art, as well as its role in revitalizing civic spaces, interpreting shared histories, and engaging residents in the life of their communities.  Author Jean Phifer will autograph copies of Public Art New York, available for purchase at Urban Center Books: The MAS Bookstore.

Moderator:

Sara Reisman, director, Percent for Art, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Panelists:

Jean Phifer FAIA, architect; former president, New York City Art Commission

Mary Miss, artist

Brian Tolle, artist

George Trakas, artist

The Municipal Art Society of New York

457 Madison Avenue at 51st Street

New York, NY  10022

$15; $10 MAS members.

Reserve and pay online at www.mas.org or call 212 935 2075.

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