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Getty | What to Do with a Smashed Statue from Antiquity and Today

March 30, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hundreds of public statues have been toppled in recent years, with many more to come. What happens to these monuments next? Their afterlives can bring communities together – or drive them further apart. Art historians Erin Thompson, whose recent book examines controversies over American monuments, and Patricia Eunji Kim of New York University and Monument Lab discuss how the destruction and transformation of statues in ancient times can inspire creative responses to controversial monuments today.
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Image: Portrait head of Marcus Cocceius Nerva, re-carved from a portrait of the Roman Emperor Domitian. AD 96–98, Roman. Marble. Getty Museum


March 30, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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