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ICYMI: A Monumental Moment: Considering the Future of Philly's Public Art featuring Tyler's Karyn Olivier

Author: Zachary Vickers

Over the summer, our country engaged in renewed conversations and reckonings around the racist history of some of our public monuments. Here in Philadelphia, debates around monuments of Frank Rizzo and Christopher Columbus led to those monuments being removed. And conversations continue around a lack of diverse representations in Philly monuments.

In this recorded event from September 22, 2020, Paul M. Farber, Jane Golden, Homay King, Ken Lum, Stephanie Mach and Tyler's Associate Professor of Sculpture and dynamic leader in public art Karyn Olivier considered the past, present, and future of Philly’s monuments with the editors and contributors of Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia from Temple University Press.

This program was co-sponsored by Temple Contemporary.