The political uprising of 2020 has brought with it a renewed reckoning with monuments and memorials. While Confederate statutes and other markers have been removed or relocated from the parks and squares of American cities, others, including the City of Chicago, are pausing to reflect on the nature of memorializing and how it might change, from the people we recognize to the aesthetics that enshrine their legacies. Join historian Courtney Joseph (Lake Forest College), Visual Studies scholar Romi Crawford (SAIC), and artist Patricia Nguyen for a conversation about the past and future of monuments in Chicago and beyond.
This program is generously underwritten by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
This week’s programs presented with the support of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.