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Come Together: How Art from the George Floyd Protests Became a 21st Century Arts Movement
Wednesday, July 22 | Noon to 1 p.m. | Zoom Meeting
George Floyd murals are everywhere. Murals have sprung up in Germany, Kenya and even in the bombed out ruins of Syria. Stars and Stripes found one near Kabul’s Green Zone, while CNN gathered images of several in Montreal, Manchester, Belfast, Berlin, Los Angeles, Oakland, Houston, Pensacola, Belgium; Nantes, France; and Naples, Italy.
But who owns them? Who gets to acquire them, collect them, show them, store them, sell them? People have been asking these questions of each other and on social media. Museums are interested, including the Minnesota Museum of American Art (aka the M) where Robyne Robinson is board chair.
Learn more from Robinson about how protest art from the George Floyd protests became a 21st century arts movement, and what she thinks should happen next.
Robyne Robinson is currently the Public Art Director for the City of Carlsbad, California. Her focus is on enriching the city’s 100-piece public art collection, which includes the Carlsbad’s signature ‘Coastal Helix’, designed by California sculptor Roger Stoller, as well as developing Carlsbad’s reputation as an arts incubator nestled between San Diego and Los Angeles.
The former director of Arts @ MSP, she developed arts and culture programming at Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport, generating millions for the state and the Minnesota arts community through commissions, exhibitions and programming at the nation’s 16th largest airport. Her work at MSP has
received praise from national transportation and arts writers, including The New York Times.
It was her work with designers and architects on the beautiful restrooms and permanent art installations at MSP Airport that led Robinson to create fiveXfive Public Art Consultants – branding identity through art in a process she calls ‘Emotional Equity’ – creating a sense of ownership by both businesses and the
Robinson is also well-known as an Emmy-winning and Hall of Fame news broadcaster in the Twin Cities – and as the first African American prime time anchor in Minnesota.
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Lambda Alpha International (LAI) is the global network for distinguished professionals in all fields related to land economics and the use and development of land. LAI is committed to promoting best practices and making a difference in our communities. The 2,000-plus international members of LAI make valuable connections locally and with peers worldwide. The Minnesota Chapter offers thought-provoking programs and activities with top speakers, relevant forums and networking events.