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24 art in public redefining history memory identity
Tefaf afternoons
Art in Public: Redefining History, Memory, Identity
Tuesday, December 12

In two previous fairs, this program has tackled complex issues surrounding the fierce debates swirling around public monuments, their representations, and their meaning to us individually and as community. Last year, the removal of Confederate monuments, both officially and through acts of resistance, and who and how to memorialize were our focus.

Today’s panel discusses the new representations of race, gender, and identity in the powerful images created by artists Kehinde Wiley (Rumors of War) and Wangechi Mutu (The NewOnes, will free Us). Truly monumental in every sense, what do they tell us about public sculpture and their role in 2019?

Kelly Baum, Ph.D.
Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator, Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sean Kelly
Owner, Sean Kelly Gallery
Seph Rodney, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, Hyperallergic
Melissa Smith
Freelance Journalist
Evan Beard
National Art Services Executive, Bank of America