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Zoom Pitfalls and Promise (II): Public Art for McLean County Today

Saturday, November 6
Starts at 1:00 PM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Zoom Pitfalls and Promise (II): Public Art for McLean County Today

The Museum is pleased to welcome Felix Fiedler, art historian and psychologist from Germany, who will present a program that builds off of this spring’s presentation about how monuments have memorialized McLean County’s past. This free, Zoom webinar will be held on Saturday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m.

Fiedler’s program will explore how municipalities across the United States are calling on artists to mold new visions of their past and a more equitable future. Contemporary public art has long exposed the blind spots and distortions of mainstream memory. But, all too often, monuments that acknowledge racism and injustice can serve as fig leaves. How can we avoid that and foster public art that makes a difference? We will discuss examples from around the world and challenges right here in Bloomington-Normal and its surroundings.

Felix Fiedler is an art historian and psychologist from Germany. After serving as the Research Associate at the City of Hamburg’s public art program, he taught art history at Illinois State University.

To register for this program, please visit https://bit.ly/MCMHMonuments2. For more information or questions, please contact the Education Department at 309-827-0428 or education@mchistory.org.