Lang Public Art Squad
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Lang College
Course Number: LWEL 2210
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
Students investigate the diversity and complexity of NYC¹s public art. From graffiti to the murals of the WPA, street art, wheat-pasting, city funded public art projects, activist interventions, stenciling and community murals, the urban landscape of New York consists of a rich tapestry of visual culture executed in the public realm. Each week the team travels to different sites or meets with guest presenters and visiting artists. Students traverse the city to understand how art functions as a tool for social engagement and intervention in the public arena. Visits include: the South Bronx (home of graffiti), tours of community murals, interviews with artists in their studios or with government agencies that fund public art. Students also have the opportunity to observe the creation of public art first hand.
Open to Undergraduate students.