Beyond the Bust, 2016

On May 5, 2016, Now + There co-hosted Beyond the Bust, Defining our Public Monuments, a panel and discussion to identify the legacy of Boston's ubiquitous bronze memorials and begin to redefine the concept of public monument. 

With our partners Big Red and Shiny and Artweek Boston, we engaged in a lively discussion with panelists 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).

Beyond the Bust was held at Roxbury Community College and live-tweeted, both in an effort to engage a wider audience. A Storify recap of the conversation told through social media can be found here.