In the words of Mary Beebe, director of UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection, “Art means paying attention to the world around you.”
This is especially true with public art, deliberately placed outside the confines of a museum for anyone and everyone to encounter. Sometimes that extra bit of attention leads to transcendence; other times, just plain disbelief. Or maybe there’s a sculpture, statue, mural or drinking fountain you walk by every day without even noticing.
Whether you love it, loathe it– or never even noticed it — grab your camera and document it. Then upload it as a video response to any of UCTV Prime’s Naked Art YouTube videos, or post a photo on the UCTV Prime Facebook page and you’ll be entered to win a beautiful art book about the Stuart Collection or UCLA Murphy Sculpture Garden, both featured in the “Naked Art” series. Check out the contest rules and get us your submission by April 3, 2012.