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NDMOA to host talk touching on Grand Forks art corridor

A national expert on public art will give a talk Thursday night that will touch on an arts corridor proposed for Grand Forks, according to the North Dakota Museum of Art.

“What might a 42nd Street corridor of art look like? What is public art?” are questions the museum posed in a news release.

The organization said Jack Becker will explain the “many faces of public art,” which he likens to “theater” in that it requires a team working together to develop.

He is the founder of Forecast Public Art, a Twin Cities nonprofit group, and a founding publisher of the journal Public Art Review.

“I asked him if he would come and make a presentation with lots and lots of images of public art from around the country,” said Laurel Reuter, executive director of NDMOA. She plans to use the Rainbow Gardens between Mayville and Portland, N.D., as an example of “wonderful,” local public art.

The museum, 261 Centennial Drive on the UND campus, will host Becker’s talk at 7 p.m. A social begins at 6 p.m.