Making Public Art a Contender
Public art, once the domain of corporate plazas and dedicated sculpture parks, has increasingly been integrated into a variety of urban landscapes. And now, it is a gateway to museum collections.
That is the view of Brooke Kamin Rapaport, deputy director and senior curator of the Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York and commissioner of the United States Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale. “Think of the number of large or smaller museums that have outdoor sculpture on their campuses as another way to invigorate the public and to get them into the institution,” she said. “That’s a change in the field.”