Join the Walters Art Museum and the Dallas Museum of Art for two panels of scholars and artists that deconstruct the power of monuments—both traditional and impermanent—using examples from contemporary art and both museums’ collections.
Monuments are present in many public spheres we encounter, but do they actively shape our lives? This question and others involving the use of monumental architecture, how monuments and sculpture asserted power in ancient times, and monuments as a device to extend power are the focus of this fascinating discussion. Join Lisa Anderson-Zhu, Associate Curator of Ancient Mediterranean Art at the Walters Art Museum; Michelle Rich, The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Americas at the Dallas Museum of Art; Erika Doss, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame; and Tsione Wolde-Michael, Curator of African American Social Justice History at the National Museum of American History as they explore these topics.
This program is one of two lectures that are generously funded each year by the Boshell Foundation.Learn More