Public Practice Projects

Addressing issues in institutional practice

Public Practice Projects directly investigate issues that are critical to the Smart Museum and its publics.

Whether gallery-based, site-specific, ephemeral, or durational, these projects catalyze discourse about the nature of the Museum’s work and how our ongoing operations can shift in response to the lessons learned. Often conducted in deep partnership with our campus and community partners, Public Practice Projects are usually participatory in nature and responsive to the Museum’s place and context.

Top: Making a Place of Purpose, 2017, photo by Joel Wintermantle. Above: Gathering around Emmanuel Pratt's Living Bench Sculpture, Photo by Erik L. Peterson.