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Beyond the Bust: Defining Our Public Monuments

  • Roxbury Community College 1234 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA, 02120 United States (map)

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.


This event is free but registration is appreciated:

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

Later Event: August 27
PUBLIC TRUST Dudley Square