MICHAEL OGILVIE: PUBLIC ART – A CURE AND A CAREER
In 1959, there was one city in the United States – Philadelphia – that earmarked 1% of its public works project budgets to installation artworks in public places. Today there are
more than 500 government agencies with “Percent-for-Art” ordinances, as well as 5,000 local art agencies that work to beautify, enhance, and enrich the lives of residents. Given that the arts generate 4.2% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United States, resulting in $760 billion dollars annually within the U.S. economy, the arts, and Public Art specifically, are booming, yet only a handful of colleges and universities offer any courses to explore this phenomenon. This presentation, by Michael Ogilvie, Director of Public Art for the City of San José, will discuss the potential of public art, as well as how to navigate its challenges.
Michael Ogilvie on Tom Otterness, 2017
Artwork: Another World, 2010, Bronze, 2010.
Photographer: Mary Rubin
Date(s) - March 12, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm