Judith Dupre “Monuments: America’s History in Art and Memory”

Dear Coalition Friends:

On March 31st the National Building Museum will be hosting a program by architectural historian Judith Dupre, author of “Monuments: America’s History in Art & Memory.” Her book extensively covers monuments in DC and her presentation at the museum will reflect that.

March 31
Monuments: America’s History in Art and Memory
Monday, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Author and architectural historian Judith Dupré presents a sweeping tribute to American memorials that examines the reasons-political, psychological, and emotional-for building them. Included are classic American landmarks, such as the Lincoln Memorial and Mount Rushmore, and also unconventional monuments that are changing the way we think about commemoration-the AIDS Quilt, a traveling memorial made for the people by the people, and the haunting lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s “Empty Sky,” an intangible remembrance of September 11. Following the lecture, she
will sign copies of Monuments: America’s History in Art and Memory (Random House).

This lecture is held in conjunction with the exhibition Washington: Symbol and City, which will be open for viewing.

$12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Public. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability. To register, visit www.nbm.org or call 202.272.2448.

The National Building Museum is located at 401 F Street, NW, Red Line Metro, Judiciary Square.