Learn how street art can transform public space, serve as form of protest and activism, and contribute to the civic discourse on important topics. John Chisholm, Executive Director, P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute; Gerren Price, Director of Public Space Operations, DowntownDC Business Improvement District; Levi Robinson, visual artist; and Tim Wright, founder of Attucks Adams, a D.C.-based history tour organization, discuss how public art contributes to the character of neighborhoods and was essential in supporting social justice protests in Washington, D.C., following the murder of George Floyd. The program is moderated by National Building Museum’s Caitlin Bristol, Project Manager for Exhibitions, and complements the Museum’s exhibition Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art, on view on the Museum’s West Lawn through November.
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This program includes optional closed captioning access.
This program is presented free of charge. In lieu of a program fee, we ask for your support of the National Building Museum. Your donation to the Annual Fund will enable the Museum to adapt to these changing times and plan for our reopening. Thank you!
Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art is sponsored by Brookfield Properties, Oxford Properties, Urban Outfitters, CoStar Group, and Under Armour.
Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art is made possible with support from HumanitiesDC and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Image credit: National Building Museum Staff