Public Art Symposium

Academic Programs

  • Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

October 26–27, 2017

Image Credit: Douglas Fox

All are welcome to discuss current issues in public art and the unveiling of Chicago’s new Public Art Plan, the first major revision to the Public Art Program since the creation of the city’s historic Percent for Art Ordinance in 1978. The Symposium and the Plan are the culmination of Chicago’s Year of Public Art celebration marking the fiftieth anniversary of two of its most important monuments of public art, the Chicago Picasso and the Wall of Respect, and the commissioning of new artworks in each of Chicago’s fifty wards.

The symposium’s activities will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center. For more information on individual sessions and related programming, visit this link.