ARTalk: Monuments and Contemporary Context

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Sunday March 11

2:00 PM  –  3:30 PM

Learn about the monuments created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the most prominent American sculptor of the 19th century, whose work is currently on view. In this discussion, our expert speakers will also explore contemporary sensitivities around the legacy of monuments.

The program features panelist Thayer Tolles, the Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and is a specialist in historic American sculpture. Among her projects was the 2009 exhibition and catalogue Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Panelist JerriAnne Boggis, the Director of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, is a writer, educator, and community activist who works to correct the historical record on the racial complexity and richness of New Hampshire’s diverse past. The panel will be moderated by Inez McDermott, professor of art history and co-director of the Center for Community Engagement and Leadership at New England College. 

Free with Museum general admission. Admission will be collected at the Museum’s front desk when you arrive.