Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Widener Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

David Brownlee
Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of 19th-Century European Art, University of Pennsylvania

Ken Lum
Artist and Professor of Fine Arts, Univeristy of Pennsylvania

"Monuments and Memory"

The role of monuments and their representation of the past as it extends to the present has recently become a site of discussion, engagement, and conflict. Now that Philadelphia has become the first UNESCO World Heritage city, the meaning of monuments—to make, reflect, frame, and hide our city, its history, and its diversity—has become all the more important. How might we reimagine the monument to be more inclusive, more representative, and more meaningful to us all?

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