PAD Newsletter: Winter 2021

Winter 2021 | Volume 13, Issue 1
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Kenseth Armstead, Washington 20/20/20 (detail), August 20-October 30, 2018, Union Square Park, New York, NY. Photo by Liz Ligon, courtesy Kenseth Armstead.

By Jennifer K. Favorite and Andrew Wasserman

2020 saw unprecedented national attention directed toward memorials and monuments across the United States, as communities across the country grappled with the complex and controversial history imbued in many of these works. Right on time, PAD Co-Founder Harriet F. Senie and former PAD officers Jennifer Wingate and Sierra Rooney have edited a new anthology, Teachable Monuments: Using Public Art to Spark Dialogue and Confront Controversy, which comes out next month from Bloomsbury.

Public Art Dialogue Sponsored Session at CAA 2021 Conference
Panel Moderator:  Jennifer Jo McGregor
Live Q&A: Friday, February 12, 12:00pm-12:30pm EST 

This session considers ways that the Covid-19 pandemic presents new challenges to connect with communities, but provides new platforms for presentation. The three speakers discuss projects that were planned pre-COVID, but are adapting mid-step to create new forms of engagement.