Lecture: Barbara Goldstein and Jon Rubin

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Monday, November 12, 2012 6:00PM - 7:30PM


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Carnegie Mellon University, Doherty Hall Room 2210

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

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The City of Pittsburgh is currently working on authoring a comprehensive strategic plan. ARTPGH and DESIGNPGH are two components of this plan that will create policies around your community's design and public art policy. ARTPGH will kick off with a lecture by Jon Rubin, artist of Pittsburgh PA who will be leading  outreach for the plan, and Barbara Goldstein, public art conusltant of San Jose, CA, who will be advising the city's public art policy. The lecture will be held on Monday, November 12 at 6:00 pm. If you are interested in your community, or about public art policy, be sure to attend! 

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Barbara Goldstein was most recently the public art director for the City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs. She is the editor of Public Art by the Book, a primer recently published by Americans for the Arts and the University of Washington Press. Prior to her work in San José, Goldstein was public art director for the City of Seattle. Goldstein has worked as a cultural planner, architectural and art critic, editor and publisher. From 1989 to 1993, she was director of Design Review and Cultural Planning for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. From 1980-85 she edited and published Arts + Architecture magazine. She has written for art and architectural magazines both nationally and internationally, and has lectured on public art throughout the United States, and in Canada, Japan, China and Taipei. -- Biography from Americans for the Arts artsblog, blog.artsusa.org

Jon Rubin is an artist and faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University who was recently named Pittsburgh Artist of the Year and is representing the city at the current Shanghai Biennial. He has created socially engaged art projects nationally and internationally and is currently a finalist for the International Award for Participatory Art. Locally, Jon is the co-director of the Conflict Kitchen, a take-out restaurant in Pittsburgh that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. 

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