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Pratt Presents a Conversation on Public Art in New York City

Join artists and the senior manager of MTA Arts & Design for a discussion on the installations along the new Second Avenue Subway line.

Jean Shin, “Elevated”, 2016, Commissioned by MTA Arts and Design, Second Ave Subway at 63rd Street Station, New York City (photo by Etienne Frossard)

Thursday, April 27, 7pm
Higgins Hall Auditorium
61 St. James Place
Free and open to the public; reservations are required
Reservations available here.

With Xenobia Bailey, Lester Burg, Jean Shin, and moderated by Brooke Kamin Rapaport.

This conversation will explore the state of public art in the city by focusing on the recently unveiled installations enhancing stations along the new Second Avenue Subway line, as well as other recently commissed subway artwork.

These distinct and large-scale public art projects represent some of the most keenly anticipated and celebrated examples of public art in the city’s history. Join Jean Shin, one of the artists selected for the landmark Second Avenue subway commission, as well as Xenobia Bailey, whose work is featured at the 34th Street–Hudson Yards Station which opened in 2014.

Along with the MTA’s Lester Burg, Shin and Bailey will discuss their experiences creating their highly unique installations as well as the current state of public art and its place in society. The conversation will be moderated by Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Director and Martin Friedman Senior Curator of Mad. Sq. Art at Madison Square Park Conservancy.