Public Lecture Series: Leah Dickerman

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 • 6:00 pm
  • Steinberg Auditorium, Washington University in St. Louis

Artists have long created painted and sculptural monuments to shape ideas of collective history. In this lecture, entitled “Facts and Monuments,” Leah Dickerman, director of editorial and content strategy at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, explores some of the strategies modern artists have used in designing monuments, each reflecting different political values. Among the examples she will discuss are Vladimir Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International (1920), Ivan Shadr’s Monument to Lenin (1927), Diego Rivera’s Frozen Assets (1931), Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series(1941), and the Monument to Robert E. Lee by Henry Shrady and Leo Lentelli (1924).

This event is free and open to the public.

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