In light of recent events and conversations around Confederate monuments in the United States, this panel aims to explore the past, present, and future of the monument as a cultural phenomenon. The evening will offer the American University and Washington, D.C. communities an opportunity to think through the possibilities and limitations of the monument across time and space in the modern world. Moderated by Nika Elder, assistant professor of art. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
Renée Ater, Associate Professor Emerita, Department of Art History and Archaeology, The University of Maryland
Sarah Beetham, Lecturer in American Art and Material Culture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Tristan Dominique Cabello, Director, American Studies, Critical Race, Gender and Culture Studies Collaborative, American University
Andrew Demshuk, Assistant Professor, Department of History, American University
Alma H. Gates, Chair of the Public Art Committee, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities