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Then and Now: Monuments, Memorials, and Public Art

June 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Organizer: Penn Museum

Where: Virtual


As symbols of collective memory, monuments and memorials have had very different meanings to those who erect them and those who inherit them. Complicated, controversial, and often confounding, public art is a tangible part of our public history and our evolving culture. With the onset of a powerful public awakening regarding what and whom we choose to honor, artists and public art are uniquely positioned to reflect and reveal our society and our times.


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