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Making Public Art for Philadelphia

Tue, Apr 07, 2020 | 5:30 pm


This event has been canceled.

Join us to celebrate the Temple University Press book Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, a living handbook for vital perspectives on public art and history. Co-editors Paul M. Farber and Ken Lum will discuss their work on their renowned 2017 citywide exhibition with Mural Arts Philadelphia. They will be joined by others involved in the project to discuss the crucial debates about monuments and public art today. 

Paul M. Farber is the artistic director of Monument Lab and senior research scholar at the Center for Public Art and Space at the University of Pennsylvania. He wrote A Wall of Our Own: An American History of the Berlin Wall.

Ken Lum is the chief curatorial advisor of Monument Lab and an artist and professor in and chair of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a co-author of Shanghai Modern: 1919 – 1945.

Jane Golden has been the executive director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program for 30 years. 

Karyn Olivier was born in Trinidad and Tobago and creates sculptures, installations, and public art. Olivier is currently an associate professor of sculpture at Tyler School of Art.

Ursula Rucker is a Philadelphia-born poet, mother, activist, and recording artist. She has been performing, recording, and releasing works for more than twenty years.

Leslie Willis-Lowry, associate archivist at the Libraries’ Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, has worked for over 30 years in collections management and as an archivist, a researcher, and a consultant.

Programs offered by Temple University Libraries are accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact richieh@temple.edu or 215-204-3455 to request an accommodation, or with questions about accessibility. Direct all other questions to geneva@temple.edu or 215-204-1076.

Charles Library

Event Space Room 102
1900 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122