Sheren presents at street art conference


Ila Sheren, PhD, assistant professor of art history and archaeology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, made a presentation at the International Conference on Street Art and Urban Creativity in July in Lisbon, Portugal.

Her paper discusses a new way to think about whether the recent proliferation of open-air galleries and museums for street art constituted a radical departure from the medium’s ethos — or whether this could recapture the ethos of an earlier, anarchic time, but update it for the present day.