PACE presents a panel discussion with audience participation on:
Art, Public Memory, and Racial Justice: The Case of the Benton Murals in WH100
Woodburn Hall 100, Thursday, September 28, 5:45-7:45 p.m.
The aim of this forum is to have an open, informed, civil discussion of what, if anything, the University should do about the Thomas Hart Benton murals in Woodburn Hall 100?
Questions to be discussed include:
- Is the current contextualizing of the murals sufficient to address the worries of critics?
- Does the representation of KKK activities in a classroom constitute a hostile educational environment for faculty and students, especially faculty and students of color?
- Might there be a way forward that would satisfy critics and proponents of the murals in WH100?
These are just some of the questions we hope the panel and audience will discuss.
Alex Lichtenstein (Professor, Department of History)
- Nan Brewer (Curator, IU Eskenazi Museum of Art)
- Devin Brown (President, IU Black Law Students Association)
- Kevin Brown (Professor, Maurer School of Law)
- Eric Sandweiss (Professor, History)
- Ashley Scurlock (PACE Student Leadership Council)
- Carl Weinberg (Senior Lecturer, PACE/History)