WHY DO WE NEED PUBLIC ART IN THE CITY?

As part of City Talks — a four-part series of lectures presented by the McCord Museum and Heritage Montreal —, Anne Darche (president, Board of directors, MU) and Jo-Ann Kane (Independent Curator) discussed last january 22nd the following question :

WHY DO WE NEED PUBLIC ART IN THE CITY?

Well-established in the urban landscape, works of public art are symbols that have inhabited the daily lives of Montrealers for generations. They are part of the public space, which raises questions about their relevance. Are they meaningful and inspirational for citizens? What role do they play in building the city’s identity?

Watch the whole conference :