October 7, 2020 6:00pm 7:00pm
Great Lecture Series – Penn Museum – Topple: The Reckoning and Re-Imagining of Contemporary Monuments
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Penn Museum Lecture: Paul Farber

As America in the throes of a historical reckoning over its monuments during its most volatile election year in memory, Monument Lab Director Paul Farber explores how democracy lives and languishes through its sites of memory. By focusing on current and former monuments in Philadelphia, Richmond, and Washington D.C., these three capital cities (Colonial, Confederate, Federal) are read as frontlines for a collision course in the ways we write history in public and strive to connect symbols and systems of justice. Through this lecture, Farber aims to illuminate stories forecasting the next generation of monuments emerging through art, activism, and struggle today.

$5 Adult