Vivian L. Smith Foundation Symposium: "Pop and Public Art"

Vivian L. Smith Foundation Symposium: "Pop and Public Art"
Claes Oldenburg, Geometric Mouse, Scale X - Red, 1971. Collection Houston Public Library, Tex., City of Houston, Texas (c) 1971 Claes Oldenburg. Photo by Don Quaintance

Inspired by Claes Oldenburg's Geometric Mouse: Scale X - Red at Houston's Central Library, this symposium's goals are twofold: To address public art created by Pop artists and to suggest new ways to think about public art through the themes of Pop criticism.

Symposium speakers include Lisa Freiman, senior curator and chair of the Department of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; Tom Eccles, executive director of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; and former director of the Public Art Fund Benjamin Buchloh, Andrew W. Mellon, professor of Modern Art, Harvard University. The symposium will be moderated by Amanda Douberley, Menil Collection's 2011-2012 Vivian L. Smith Foundation Fellow, University of Texas - Austin.

Event Details


11.12.12 | 7:00 pm


1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006


Ticket Info

Admission is free.