POSTPONED: Law Over Lunch - Statues and Statutes: When is Public Art a Public Law?

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

University of Richmond Downtown
626 E. Broad St.
Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23219
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Update Monday, March 16 11:30 a.m.
In the interest of public health, this event has been postponed until Fall 2020. We'll post updates as soon as we're able to reschedule this event.

The Carrico Center continues its popular Law Over Lunch CLE series with a program that takes a deeper look at how state laws and local ordinances affect how public art is defined and when it is protected.

Public art is defined and explained by various groups, including both art collectives and city governance bodies. Often, there is an emphasis on community benefit, plural values, and landscape enhancement. Questions arise though when there is concern about who constitutes the public, which voices are heard in the selection processes, and the accessibility and appropriateness of the art across populations. These issues surface and are addressed in governmental policies, state statutes, and community discourse.

Allison Tait, Associate Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law will share more on public art’s intersection with public laws – and the changing landscape for both.


Allison Tait
Associate Professor
University of Richmond School of Law

1.5 MCLE credits pending.

Contact: Tara Casey