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Monuments Reimagined: Public Art in Our Communities

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By Harvard Ed Portal

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4pm to 5pm

Three people—a man and two women—stand in front of a gallery window. They are viewing a pink, glowing neon sign that says, "belong."

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4pm to 5pm

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Public art has the potential to make a community a more vibrant and welcoming place. Free and accessible to all, it also has the power to provoke debate about our shared cultural experience. As engaged citizens call for the removal of certain public monuments that evoke harmful systems, the conversation about the role of public art in our communities gains momentum.

On October 5, join City of Boston Chief of Arts & Culture Kara Elliott-Ortega, Harvard Graduate School of Design professor Sara Zewde, and Cambridge-based artist Katherine Megumi Showzawa for a panel discussion moderated by Art in Between co-founder Brian Hone, focused on the future of public art and its potential to express our collective public values.

This virtual event will build off the Monuments Reimagined exhibit currently on display at the Harvard Ed Portal and online. The exhibit asks visitors to reimagine public art in their own communities. Curated by Art In Between and featuring art from Katherine Megumi Showzawa, the exhibit creates space for this conversation that will be further explored by the panel.

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