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Why is it important for art to be accessible? How does public art spark human interaction? How does art go viral? Students will examine the history of public art and its ability to transform spaces and connect people on a worldwide scale in the You Are Beautiful course. Inspired by case studies of successful public art movements, students will master skills to conceptualize, produce and install their original art pieces in public spaces with the goal of engaging people in conversations.

Course Units

  • What is the impact of public art?

    In this unit you will investigate the impact of public art and its ability to reclaim the space it occupies. You will plan and execute your own public art installation.

    Here are the unit sub guiding questions you will pursue:

    • Why is it important for art to be accessible?
    • How does public art transform the space it occupies?
    • How do I reclaim public space through art?