Urban Flower Field at Pedro Park

Once a gravel pit, this St. Paul site was transformed into an urban flower field by Amanda Lovelee ’10, MFA, featuring a mural by Ed Charbonneau ’06, MFA, and Jeremy Szopinksi.

The engaged and public arts minor is for students who want to share their imagination, craft, and skill with the public.

In this minor, you will learn about arts engagement through direct experiences with the public and within communities. Through research, fieldwork, and scholarship, you can create and implement public art projects or community-based projects based on an understanding of the public sphere and community development.

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Faculty Spotlight


Natasha Pestich

Natasha Pestich is a Minneapolis artist and educator who has taught full-time both in Philadelphia and Minneapolis. Working primarily in site-specific installation and works on paper, her work has been showcased in alternative spaces and museums in the United States, Canada, Portugal, Rome, and Scotland.


Jen Caruso

Dr. Jen Caruso's recent research and teaching interests include aesthetics in the context of late capitalism and cultural responses to climate change.