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Local Voices: Season 3

Local Voices is a new podcast series from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco designed to celebrate art and Bay Area creativity. Local Voices highlights unique perspectives from Bay Area visual artists, musicians, scholars, community leaders, and thinkers aimed to reframe exhibitions and collections through relevant and local narratives. Through these diverse access points, we welcome the Bay Area community and beyond to engage in meaningful and inspiring narratives.

Local Voices: Bay Area Public Art and Monuments

Public art transforms landscapes, builds our collective memory, and reveals distinctive characteristics of our city through shared experiences that add meaning to our everyday lives. Across the nation,  monuments were toppled in protest to demand a reexamination of the narratives in our country's history, demonstrating how public art can be a reflection of our communal values. Season 3 of Local Voices engages with critical global conversations of power and representation highlighting Bay Area public spaces and the thoughtful hands redefining them. Through seven episodes, we explore the ways in which public art sparks dialogue and promotes creative expression as a tool for social change.

Explore public art and monuments related to each podcast by clicking the map markers below.