What is Public Art at UNT?
2013 Art in Public Places Lecture SeriesAs the UNT Percent for Art Program is underway with projects completed at the Kristen Farmer Autism Center, in progress at Sage Hall and Willis Library, and upcoming at Bruce Hall Cafeteria, Discovery Park, and the Student Union, the UNT Art in Public Places Program presents artists, curators and experts in the field discussing the impact and potential of artworks in public spaces.
Tuesday, March 5
Director, Stuart Collection, University of California, San Diego
Sage Hall Room 116
|Mary Beebe, photo|
by Philipp Scholz-Ritterman
Mary Beebe has served as Director of the Stuart Collection since the collection's inception in 1981. The Stuart Collection is an ongoing program commissioning outdoor sculpture for the 1200-acre campus at the University of California in San Diego. This program has received national and international recognition and includes major artworks by Michael Asher, John Baldessari, Jeny Holzer, Robert Irwin, Barbara Kruger, Nam June Paik, and Kiki Smith, among others. Prior to joining UCSD, Beebe was Director for nine years of the Portland Center for the Visual Arts in Oregon, with previous positions at the Portland Art Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. Beebe graduated from Bryn Mawr College and attended the Sorbonne University in Paris. She serves on numerous boards and committees and has lectured widely, including serving on panels for the National Endowment of the Arts and as juror and advisor for public art projects nationwide and in Europe.
Curatorial and Collection Management Consultant, Cowboys Stadium
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This program is made possible by the UNT Fine Arts Series.