Artist Talks

Public Art Reston hosts talks with artists and public art professionals. See the list of previous talks below and watch for upcoming talks on our Events page.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

m.l. duffy Mutual Understanding/ Mutual Respect

 m.l. duffy realized the Mutual Understanding/Mutual Respect recently unveiled at the North County Governmental Center. duffy started in Architecture school at the University of Maryland before leaving to study sculpture full-time, graduating in May of 2001. He recieved an MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2009 and currently operates a project-based art practice in Washington, DC. He uses site-specifics and combines technology with traditional art-making.

Location: North County Governmental Center, 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston, VA 20190

Presented in collaboration with the Office of Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

 Barbara Grygutis 

Award-winning sculptor Barbara Grygutis, who has created more than 75 large-scale public art works across the United States and Canada, including the Silver Line’s Spring Hill metro station. 

Location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston 

Presented in collaboration with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Art in Transit program and the Reston Association (RA).



The Art in the Silver Line
Thursday, January 23, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Reston Community Center-Lake Anne
1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190

As part of its continuing program series, the Reston Historic Trust & Museum and Public Art Reston present The Art in the Silver Line, an introduction to public art on Metro’s Silver Line.

This program will feature a visual presentation by Michael McBride, WMATA Public Art Coordinator, on the public art selected for the Silver Line, followed by a panel discussion with Anne Delaney, Executive Director, Initiative for Public Art-Reston (IPAR); Pat Macintyre, Reston Art Gallery and Studio; and Maggie Parker, Director of Communications and Community Outreach, Comstock Partners LC, all of whom were involved in the selection process for phase 2 (Reston West – Ashburn) of the Silver Line stations.  The focus of discussion will be the significant aesthetic, cultural and financial trends and challenges facing the world of public art.  In addition, Patty Nicoson, President of the Dulles Corridor Rail Association, will provide a brief update on the status of the Silver Line. All are welcome and there is no admission charge. For more information, call 703-709-7700, email

Click here to view the panel discussion.


Reston Museum programs are presented with support by Reston Community Center.