Center for Public Art and Space

The Center for Public Art and Space is a platform for artistic research and civic engagement at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. The Center supports Penn faculty, staff, and students in incubating public art projects and securing grant-based funding, advances the work of exceptional MFA students as artists in residence, and partners on critical initiatives that bridge the campus and the public realm in Philadelphia and beyond. The Center also serves as the Penn hub for Monument Lab, an independent public art and history studio based in Philadelphia. Initiated by the Department of Fine Arts at the Weitzman School in 2019, the Center is led by Ken Lum (Faculty Director), Paul Farber (Senior Research Scholar), and Kristen Giannantonio (Operations).