Historic Preservation

Posted September 22, 2020
  • The memorial to Confederate politician George Davis in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.

Weitzman Faculty at ‘Monuments and Social Justice’ Event

From the statue of Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Virginia, to those of Albert Pike in DC and Frank Rizzo in Philadelphia, memorials are coming down. To take stock in recent developments, a number of Weitmzan faculty members are taking part in Monuments and Social Justice, a panel discussion on the removal of monuments throughout the US and abroad and their role in perpetuating racism and oppression. Presented by the Arthur Ross Gallery, the event takes place on Thursday, September 24, at 4:00pm.

Panelists include Patricia Wilson Aden, President & CEO, African American Museum in Philadelphia; David Brownlee, Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor Emeritus of 19th Century European Art; Sharon Hayes, Professor of Fine Arts, Weitzman; Ken Lum, Marilyn Jordan Taylor Presidential Professor, Chair of Fine Arts, Weitzman; and Randall F. Mason, Associate Professor, Historic Preservation, Weitzman.

The event is moderated by Lynn Marsden-Atlass, Arthur Ross Gallery Executive Director and University Curator.