What are monuments? What should they memorialize, and why? Who gets to select and place memorials? How should our communities interact with monuments? Beyond the Bust, a panel discussion between public artists, administrators, and scholars, will explore the meaning of public monuments in Boston and beyond. Moderated by Now and There’s Kate Gilbert, Beyond the Bust will offer dialogue on monuments as artworks, memorials, and community identifiers. Panelists will discuss the significance of monuments as objects of public history, collective memory, and art.
Beyond the Bust is jointly presented by Big Red & Shiny and Now and There as part of ArtWeek Boston, a bi-annual creative festival featuring more than 100 unique, unexpected, and creative experiences in Eastern Massachusetts.
Julian Bonder (Principal, Julian Bonder + Associates; Partner, Wodiczko+Bonder; Professor of Architecture, Roger Williams University),
Halsey Burgund (sound artist, musician, and MIT Media Lab research affiliate),
Nick Capasso (Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum),
Karin Goodfellow (Director of the Boston Arts Commission),
Lillian Hsu (Director of Public Art at Cambridge Arts and artist), and
Cher Krause Knight (Associate Professor of Art History, Emerson College and co-founder of Public Art Dialogue).
This event is free but registration is appreciated: beyondthebust.eventbrite.com.
Roxbury Community College, Media Arts Building (building #1), Great Room
1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury
Free parking. Orange Line to Roxbury Crossing T station. Directions here.