Visiting Artist Speaks With Middle Schoolers About Public Art

What is public art? What is public memory?

Karen Frostig, the founding Director and Producer of The Vienna Project, Associate Professor at Lesley University, and Resident Scholar at Brandeis University, spoke to the Middle School community about her work as a public artist, during a visit to campus on September 28. Her work includes large-scale public installations in Vienna to honor those murdered in Nazi concentration camps as well as public installations here in Cambridge. She spoke to the students about the role of public art to enhance life by making public spaces more interesting, interactive, and fun. Frostig's work and words inspired students to consider new approaches to art-making and to engage with public art in new ways.

(Pictured: Visiting artist Karen Frostig, left, and Middle School art teacher Sasha Bergmann)

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