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Work in Progress: Monuments and the Politics of Commemoration

  • University of Pennsylvania, Meyerson Hall 210 South 34th Street, Upper Gallery Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)
Sharon Hayes,  If They Should Ask , installation at Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, 2017. Photo by Steve Weinik

Sharon Hayes, If They Should Ask, installation at Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, 2017. Photo by Steve Weinik

Cities around the U.S. are grappling with controversies related to public art, historical monuments, and other memorials. The panelists for this event bring extensive experience from a variety of cities to this topic.

Paul Farber, Artistic Director, Monument Lab, Lecturer in Fine Arts and Urban Studies
Amy L. Freitag (MSHP'94), Executive Director, J.M. Kaplan Fund
Sharon Hayes, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Monument Lab collaborator
Ken Lum, Professor and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts, Chief Curatorial Advisor, Monument Lab
Aaron Wunsch, Associate Professor of Historic Preservation


Reception to follow.