Art & Art History Lecture: Laura Steward, Public Art
Commissioning on Campus: Cai Guo Qiang and Ann Hamilton
Public art on a university campus takes many forms, but the most demanding to produce are special commissions. These types of projects, such as Cai Guo Qiang’s Color Mushroom Cloud (December 2017) and Ann Hamilton’s AEON (September 2019) require the collaboration of many campus partners, from Risk Management to Special Collections. This talk will present Cai and Hamilton’s works at UC from conception to execution.
Laura Steward is the Curator of Public Art at the University of Chicago. Steward previously held curatorial and leadership positions at the Santa Fe Institute, Laura Steward Projects, SITE Santa Fe (where she was Phillips Director and Chief Curator), and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (where she was founding curator). While at MASS MoCA, she was an adjunct faculty member at Williams College and Bennington College. She is a graduate of Harvard College and the Williams/Clark Graduate Program in the History of Art.
Wednesday, October 9 at 4:30pm