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**Award of Awesomeness Nominee! ** Monumental Changes: History and Power in Public Art

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Explore the role of power and memory in public art. Learn about the history, controversy, and recent removal of a Confederate monument in Garfield Park and envision an equitable future for the site through this exhibition and panel discussion featuring Dr. Paul Mullins, Jordan Ryan, and Danicia Monet.

The exhibition will include historical information about the Confederate monument in Garfield Park as well as examination of the role of monuments as public art – and the power of public art in (re)shaping memory. Both the exhibit and panel discussion will invite the public to envision a more equitable future for the site.

The exhibit – with interactive virtual reality programming! – opens at 6pm on Nov. 5 with the panel discussion occurring from 7-8pm.

The exhibit will run from Nov. 5-17 and available for viewing from 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

A partnership between Garfield Park Arts Center, University Library—IUPUI, and students at IU School of Liberal Arts Museum Studies Program at IUPUI, and Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI.

Questions? Contact 317-327-7135 or GPAC@indy.gov.

This event is currently scheduled to occur in-person. Register by Nov. 5 and note this event will adhere to prevailing local guidance on COVID-19. Thoroughly read confirmation details sent by the host.

This event is part of the Spirit & Place Festival. Click here to discover more festival events!
Spirit & Place is a self-funded community initiative housed in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. 




November 5
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Garfield Park Arts Center – Main Gallery
2432 Conservatory Dr.
Indianapolis, IN United States
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Parking Instructions
Free onsite parking in a large lot.