The Art of Public Placemaking

July 26, 2014, through September 07, 2014

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Series

A Space for Dialogue 83

Location

Temporary Exhibitions, Lobby

About

Placemaking is the process of making spaces meaningful to those who experience them. This can be done in small or large ways, by groups or by individuals. Take a moment to think of your favorite place. Maybe it is your childhood backyard, the coffee shop down the street, or a neighbor's front porch. What makes this place meaningful to you? Perhaps it is the social interactions, fond memories, or simply that feel-good sensation you associate with this place. When people attach meaningful ideas and emotions to places, these places take on unique identities. They become a part of our lives and of us.

A Space for Dialogue, founded with support from the Class of 1948, is made possible with generous endowments from the Class of 1967, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Jr., Class of 1966, and Pamela J. Joyner, Class of 1979.

Exhibition Curator

Curated by Julia McElhinney, Class of 1954 Intern, Curatorial

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Exhibition subject: A Space for DialogueModern & Contemporary ArtUnited States & Canada