The Wellesley-Deerfield Symposium
As southern Civil War memorials have become a flashpoint for politics and protest, New England’s public monuments are also due for critical examination. The Wellesley-Deerfield symposium will explore the public commemorations of people, places, and events in New England’s past. Illustrated presentations by scholars from across the country will examine how these public acts of memory tell a particular story of New England and how, whether explicitly or implicitly, they conceal, devalue, or erase other histories. Ultimately, presenters will ask: How can we recast these monumental narratives without simultaneously sweeping aside uncomfortable histories of colonialism and discrimination?
Generously supported by the Barra Foundation.
Jan 20–Mar 6Some of Us Were Brave: Toisha Tucker
Toisha Tucker, the College’s 2018–19 Alice C. Cole ’42 Fellow, exhibits artwork made during their fellowship year. The sculptures and conceptual installations offer commentary on social and political issues in the U.S. today.Event Date:Monday, January 20, 2020 (All day) to Friday, March 6, 2020 (All day)
Mar 14, 8:30 AM–5 PMFrom Suffrage to Stonewall: The Visual and Material Culture of Social Justice
This symposium examines the visual and material culture of social justice movements in the U.S. Illustrated scholarly presentations will explore artistic expressions deployed to foster social, political, economic, and cultural change.Event Date:Saturday, March 14, 2020 -8:30am to 5:00pm
Mar 30, 5:30 PM
Mar 13–Apr 20
Feb 20, 8 PM
Feb 27, 4:30–6 PM