“Public Art Inside Out”: International Public Art Symposium

Title: “Public Art Inside Out”: International Public Art Symposium

Above: Riccardo Benassi, "Daily Desiderio", 2018, courtesy of ArtLine Milano – Comune di Milano, photo by Alberto Fanelli; Marco Goran Romano, "Porta Romana Bella", 2021, corso Lodi 12, Milan, photo by Marco Goran Romano, courtesy of the artist.

Registration by April 30, in person or online: https://t.ly/2Kf4y

Organizing Committee:
Romi Crawford, Art Institute of Chicago
Stavroula Golfomitsou, Getty Conservation Institute
Tom Learner, Getty Conservation Institute
Austin Nevin, Courtauld Institute of Art
Marina Pugliese, MUDEC

On 7th and 8th of May, the MUDEC Auditorium will host the International Symposium ‘Public Art Inside Out’, organized by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), Los Angeles, and the MUDEC – Museo delle Culture.

“Public Art Inside and Out”, which will take place in a hybrid form, aims to include a wide variety of professionals to exchange ideas — from practitioners to researchers and academics, artists, art historians, curators, conservators, architects, city planners, policy makers, collectors, benefactors and institutions procuring public art.

Public art is a reflection of our cultures with diverse meanings for the communities that interact with it. In all its forms, public art provokes reactions from the public. Conserving it is a complex process that involves different actors, with local communities playing a significant role in creating, assigning values, advocating for what needs to be preserved and, in some cases, conserving what is valued. Also important is the relationship between public art and museums.

One of the themes we will be exploring is that of the plinth, in relation to the exhibition “EXPOSURE. Art, Culture, Fashion in and out of the Showcase”, as a device similar to the shop window in its function as a catalyst for vision and a tool for enhancing an object, in this case the monument.

The conference language will be English. Participants can attend in person or online.



The Permanent Collection and the exhibition Exposure may be subject
to the following closures:

  • FRIDAY, JULY 12, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, due to a staff union meeting;
  • SUNDAY, JULY 14, due to a strike by the staff;
  • MONDAY, JULY 15, from 2pm to 6pm, due to a staff union meeting;
  • FRIDAY, JULY 19, due to a national general strike.

The exhibitions Martin Parr. Short & Sweet and Tattoo. Tales from Mediterranean will be regularly open.

We apologize for any inconvenience.