Kirk Savage, professor of art history at the University of Pittsburgh and author of the new book, Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape, will deliver a free lecture co-sponsored by the Dallas Holocaust Museum, the Art History Department at Southern Methodist University and The Sixth Floor Museum. This event will be held in The Sixth Floor Museum's South Gallery (seventh floor).
October 8th, 2009 at 5:30pm
The Sixth Floor Museum
411 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75202
Dr. Savage will explore the achievements and pitfalls of the "victim monument," a 20th-century monument type that has come to rival and perhaps even supplant the hero monuments of old. With special attention given to the memorial landscape of Washington, D.C., the talk will examine the origins of the victim monument, its spread and its implications for the future of memorialization.
The lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For more information, call 214-768-2698; for tickets, call 214-768-2787.
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