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Walking Tour: The Public Art Collection at Rowan

Location: James Hall, South side main lobby (by the “Glassboro Kaleidoscope)

Faculty: Mary Salvante, Gallery & Exhibitions Program Director, Rowan University Art Gallery

Learning outcomes: 

  • Learn about Rowan University’s public art collection.
  • Learn about the multidisciplinary process of preparing for, selecting, installing, and maintaining public art.
  • Learn about how our public art collection can be interpreted for use with a variety of curriculum.

Join Rowan University Art Gallery Director and Curator Mary Salvante on a walking tour of Rowan’s public art collection. Beyond its aesthetic significance, public art fulfills Rowan’s mission to provide diverse educational experiences by stimulating conversation and encouraging awareness of place. The pieces - sculptures, paintings, and monuments - represent our cultural legacy, serve to convey Rowan’s values and identity, encourage creative and critical thinking, expand appreciation for art, and extend the scholarly and creative culture beyond the classroom. Public art is studied by a diverse group of scholars, including art historians, architects, engineers, historians, geographers, and social scientists. In education, public art can be integrated into the curriculum to inspire creative and critical thinking, teach history and culture, develop awareness and appreciation for art, and explore the human condition. The Rowan public art collection explores themes in the humanities, biology, engineering, geography, literature, mathematics and science, medicine, philosophy, and even University history, making it ideal for inspiring new research, course projects, outreach, and creative development.

Both tours will begin at the central point of James Hall’s south side main lobby (by the “Glassboro Kaleidoscope) (address: 445 North Campus Drive, Glassboro, NJ 08028). The fall semester tour will cover the west side of campus, while the spring semester tour will cover the east side of campus.

Please note that the tour is an hour+ of moving across campus. Seating is limited or unavailable at the tour stops. Construction on campus may change the tour route. The tours are wheelchair accessible. In the case of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled.

Skill levels for attendees: Little to no experience

Software requirements: None

Event Details:

Date:
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time:
10:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:
Mary Salvante, Rowan University Art Gallery
Campus:
Glassboro
Categories:
Creativity & Play

Registration is required. There are 30 seats available.

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