OMCA presents a day-long symposium showcasing artist who are creating powerful and engaging work that shifts the field of public art practice. Artists, arts professionals, and art enthusiasts are invited to learn, share their experiences, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of engaging communities through artistic experimentation in public space.
The event, part of the Museum's OMCA at 50 Community Conversations series, will be emceed by Liz Ogbu, designer and spatial justice activist, and includes an inspiring keynote address from Public Matters, a Los Angeles-based, award-winning creative studio for civic engagement. Two back-to-back breakout sessions offer participants the opportunity to hear from nationally recognized artists about their practice.
This event is part of the Rainin Foundation's Open Spaces Program, which funds temporary place-based public art projects in Oakland and San Francisco that engage communities, support artistic experimentation and energize public spaces.
Guests may choose one program from each of the two identical back-to-back sessions. Please rank your first, second, and third preference for the two breakout sessions. Each session is first-come, first-serve and selecting a session does not guarantee a spot. Capacity is limited.