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Cap Times Talks: How Can Madison Get Better Public Art? (free)

  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art 227 State Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
  "Updraft" by Mike Burns, in Brittingham Park. Photo via  mbmetalworks.com .

"Updraft" by Mike Burns, in Brittingham Park. Photo via mbmetalworks.com.

The subtext of the question guiding this live panel discussion hosted by The Capital Times is that Madison has a spotty record with public art, especially for a community that considers itself educated, creative, and engaged. It runs the gamut, from the flashes of brilliance contained in the city-funded BLINK series of short-run public installations and under-appreciated sculptures in city parks to dippy corporate gestures like that electronic waterfall thing on West Wash. We do have public art pieces worthy of our civic affection, but the overall picture could be more robust. Cap Times arts reporter Lindsay Christians will discuss the way forward here with two public arts officials—the City of Madison's Karin Wolf and Dane Arts' Mark Fraire—and artists Kelly Snider and Faisal Abdu'Allah. —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: February 18
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Later Event: February 21
CANCELED: Machine Head