Sculpture, once encountered as public art on the sprawling lawns of corporate headquarters and sculpture parks, is increasingly appearing as part of the urban landscape, thanks to people like alumna Brooke Kamin Rapaport. She is the deputy director and chief curator of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, where Rapaport GSNB’88 has been instrumental in getting wider exposure for sculpture in New York City’s Madison Square Park, which is used by tens of thousands of people each day. Viewing sculpture in a park setting, with surrounding skyscrapers as a dramatic backdrop, is a way to pique the public’s interest in art and get visitors into museums, she told the New York Times. The value of outdoor public art led Rapaport in 2017 to found the Public Art Consortium, whose members meet each year to consider collaborations for increasing sculpture’s visibility. Rapaport, who earned a master’s in art history from Rutgers, served as the commissioner of the United States Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, which for more than 120 years has been a prestigious cultural institution.