Public art in New York reflects cultural growth and changing global dynamics. Advances in social awareness, human rights, travel, and education are expanding views and inclusiveness in the art world. As political and civil equality has become a right not a priviledge, more artists of color are commissioned to create art in public places of prominence. Talks include influential art by Martin Puryear, Mildred Howard, and James Yaya Hough in Battery Park City, and local and international art by Kara Walker, Nari Ward, Simone Leigh, Hank Willis Thomas, and others.

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