Igniting Change One Wall at a Time — An Obermann Conversation

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Igniting Change One Wall at a Time — An Obermann Conversation

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


a virtual conversation produced by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa, inspired by the Oracles of Iowa City mural. Event page here.

from Obermann: When two large figures took shape on Burlington Street in Iowa City last summer, passersby had to contend with messages that went beyond the colorful, playful images of other downtown murals. “Weaponize your privilege” reads one of the so-called Oracles of Iowa City. The twin images are part of a long history of public art that challenges viewers and pushes for change, while asking who the “public” is in public art. Hear from artists and scholars involved in this project and other large-scale, community-based works.

• Thomas Agran, former director of public art, the Downtown District
• Dellyssa Edinboro, researcher for Oracles
• Traci Molloy, artist, collaborator, social activist
• Jill Wells, lead painter, Oracles

Free and open to all, but registration is required. Register here.


March 3
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Public Space One
229 N Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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