International Symposium on the Arts and Society

A Common Ground Conference

Co-Sponsored by the Center of Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts February 23rd ­ 25th at New York University

Registration and participation is free to all NYU students, faculty and staff.

  • Friday, February 23rd ­ In 19 University Place, room 102 & 7th Floor of the Silver Center for Arts & Sciences
  • Saturday, February 24th ­ In 19 University Place, room 102 & 721 Broadway (lower level and ground floor)
  • Sunday, February 25th ­ In 19 University Place, room 102 & 721 Broadway (lower level and ground floor)

The Symposium is being held in co-sponsorship with New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and its Center for Art and Public Policy. Similar to Common Ground’s full annual conferences, this Arts Symposium addresses a range of critically important themes related to the arts. The Symposium serves as a platform to investigate issues related to the Symposium’s theme: Art and Public Reception.

The conference examines the production, dissemination, and critical reception of the arts across a range of aesthetic media and geographical locations. Presentations draw from a variety of artists sharing their work and a range of critical prospective, literary studies, social sciences, humanities, philosophy, and public policy that pertains to the arts.

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The on-campus contact for this symposium is Barrie Gelles, Department Administrator of the Department of Art and Public Policy. She can be reached via email at

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