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Dean’s Public Square Series presents "Art in Communities: Inclusivity, Care and Sustainability"

Dean's Public Square Series
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm ET
Online Event

Join the Department of Art and Art Professions for a conversation about sustainability within the framework of inclusivity.

The panelists at this event represent a wide range of knowledge and experience in the studio and therapeutic arts, community organizing, and education. The discussion will consider sustainable community engagement via art, access to community resources, and cultivating individual agency and well-being in our society.

Professor Marygrace Berberian (NYU Department of Art & Art Professions and Art Therapy in Schools Program) will moderate the discussion. Dr. Berberian is a registered art therapist and clinical social worker who has dedicated her 25-year career to establishing accessible, community-based art therapy services.

Learn more about our event panelists and their respective organizations at the links below:

Nancy Barton
Prattsville Art Center, Professor, NYU Studio Art

Sarah Calderon
Creatives Rebuild NY, Adjunct Professor, NYU Visual Arts Administration

Dr. James Fathers
Adaptive Design Hudson Valley and Arise Adaptive Design

Kemi Ilesanmi
The Laundromat Project

Tiffany Lenoi Jones
Harriet's Apothecary

Park McArthur
Artist and Tepper Family Chair in Art & Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University


Register for Zoom Webinar


This event will be captioned and ASL interpreted.


NYU provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Please submit your request for accommodations for events and services at least two weeks before the date of your accommodation need. Although we can't guarantee accommodation requests received less than two weeks before the event, you should still contact us and we will do our best to meet your accommodation need. Please email for assistance.

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