Public art can startle, resonate and inform, but its role is changing as expectations evolve about what it should be and do. The symposium Public Art: New Ways of Thinking and Working brings together artists, curators, urban planners, academics, policymakers and community organizers to explore policies and practices of commissioning and creating art for the public realm, now and in the future.
Visual Art & Art History News
Through photographs, video and audio recordings, "Katherine Knight: Portraits and Collections" brings to life a collection of hand-stitched mottos created in Caribou Harbour, Pictou County, Nova Scotia in the 19th century.
The Nancy Nicol Collection includes interviews with activists, community leaders and human rights lawyers, and documentation of watershed developments and events the history of the lesbian and gay movement in Canada from 1969 to 2009.
The Art Gallery of York University and current students and alumni of the Department of Visual Art and Art History made a strong showing at the 2016 Ontario Association of Art Galleries Awards.
Visual art student Jose Miranda was commissioned by Ram Iron & Metal Inc. to design and create custom railings for the entrance of the company's Toronto head office.
Artists, designers, scholars and industry reps discuss the role of urban screens, interactive media façades and large-scale public art installations to spark civic engagement and reanimate public space.
Winters College, the university community affiliated with AMPD, honours exceptional student leaders for their contributions to the student experience.
"Ahqahizu", a monumental granite sculpture created by Inuit carvers Ruben Komangapik and Koomuatuk (Kuzy) Curley, is unveiled at York.