Henry Beer, co-founder of Communication Arts, a design firm known for its design of the Pearl Street Mall in downtown Boulder, discusses art in the public realm and its value to culture and society. He talks about the differences between art, in museums and galleries for example, and art in the public realm. Included is a discussion of the definition, history, and purpose of public art, its place in society and thoughts about what constitutes successful public art. He also discusses the artist’s role and responsibility to create art that is a form of expression for the culture it represents. Mr. Beer talks about examples of successful public art to illustrate these ideas. This interview initially aired on radio station KGNU.