Beer, Henry


Title
Beer, Henry
Creator:
Beer, Henry, interviewee; Kiefer, Richard, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
2011
Date digitized:
2011
Length of interview:
23 minutes, 53 seconds
Description:

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.

Subject:
public art
downtown Boulder mall (Boulder, Colo.)
Radio Station KGNU (Boulder, Colo.)
Language:
English
Original Format:
digital audio
Notes:
This interview is part of a series of interviews about the history of KGNU in Boulder.
Local call number:
oh1840
Copyright:
Copyright restrictions applying to the use or reproduction of oral history interviews are available from the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History/Boulder Public Library.
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