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January 29, 2014

The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Presents Art In Action, TED-Style Presentations On Art As Social Practice On Saturday, February 8

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents Art in Action, a discussion about art as social practice by some of the topic's innovators on Saturday, February 8. (Photo by T. Scheid for Visit Philadelphia)

Presented in part with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts current marquee exhibition, Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts, PAFA welcomes four acclaimed art innovators in Art in Action, an afternoon talk about art as social practice on Saturday, February 8.

Hear from Jane Golden, the executive director of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts program in addition to three other art leaders from across the nation.

Join Mark Allen, the Los Angeles-based founder of Machine Project, a space for education, art, events and more. Also join Rick Lowe, the founder of Project Row Houses, a Houston non-profit organization that was founded to revitalize the northern Third Ward district of Houston, one of the city’s oldest African American neighborhoods.

And join Nato Thompson, the chief curator at Creative Time, an organization that places artwork in unexpected spots across the globe — like the two beams of light at the former spot of the Twin Towers.

The TED-style panel runs from 3 to 6 p.m. on February 8 and spotlights art initiatives across the country that show what art can do when entire communities partake.

Tickets are $10 for PAFA members and $20 for non-members. Registration is required. Click here to secure your spot.

The discussion will take place in the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building.

Art in Action: National Leaders in Art as Social Practice at PAFA
When: Saturday, February 8, 3-6 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 N. Broad Street
Cost: $20 for non-members, $10 for members
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