Saturday Scholars Series


Location: Annenberg Auditorium at the Snite Museum

“Memorial Mania: Public Art and Public Feelings in America Today”
Erika Doss, Professor and Chair, Department of American Studies

Why do we make memorials in America today, and why do we make so many of them? Just in the past few decades, thousands of new memorials, from permanent war memorials to temporary roadside memorials, have materialized in the American landscape. This talk focuses on contemporary American interests in memory, history, and public feelings, and the urgent desire to express them in public art and commemoration.

This event is free and open to the public