Monument Lab: The Past, Present, and Future of Memorializing w/ Paul Farber

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  • Thursday, Apr 8, 2021 4:30 p.m.

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Join ArtsNow for the next event in our “ArtsNow Presents” series with Paul M. Farber PhD, Director of Monument Lab.

Monument Lab is a public art and history studio in Philadelphia that cultivates and facilitates conversations around the past, present and future of monuments. Dr. Farber will explore this important and developing topic and the important role it plays in public art, public space and the community it resides in.

“ArtsNow Presents” is intended for artists and our creative community as well as historians, scientists, environmentalists and conservationists, public art enthusiasts, and anyone interested in learning more about the role art, environment, and history play in our communities.

Paul M. Farber is Director of Monument Lab and also serves as Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Public Art & Space at the University of Pennsylvania. Farber’s Monument Lab is the inaugural grantee of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s “Monuments Project,” a $250 Million initiative aims to “transform the way our country’s histories are told in public spaces”, including Monument Lab’s National Monument Audit and the opening of research field offices throughout the country. Farber earned a PhD and MA in American Culture from the University of Michigan and a BA in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.