Monday, October 28, 2019,
Lovejoy / 100 Kassman Auditorium

Monday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Kassman Auditorium, Lovejoy Building
How do we deal with cultural materials that no longer suit our needs/beliefs/political inclinations? Over the summer, a school board in San Francisco voted to cover up, but not paint over, a series of WPA era murals depicting George Washington that include scenes some viewers now consider offensive. While the removal of school murals and confederate statues is a very current issue, in truth human beings have been destroying visual culture for as long as we have been creating it. This lecture by Marta Ameri, assistant professor of art, presents case studies of destruction from different periods in history.
Contact: Megan Fossa, mefossa@colby.edu


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