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Harvard Art Museums | Panel Discussion: Devour the Land

December 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In this virtual panel discussion, curator Makeda Best will be in conversation with scholars to dissect the wider impacts of military activity on the American landscape. Their discussion is inspired by our latest special exhibition, Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography since 1970, on view at the Harvard Art Museums through January 16, 2022.
Devour the Land explores the unknown and often hidden consequences of militarism on habitats and well-being in the United States. Featuring approximately 160 photographs across 6 thematic groupings, the exhibition reveals the nationwide footprint of the U.S. military, the wide network of industries that support and supply its work, and the impacts of—and responses to—this activity.
Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums
Neta C. Crawford, Professor and Chair of Political Science, Boston University; Co-Director, Costs of War
Abrahm Lustgarten, Reporter, ProPublica
Catherine Lutz, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor Emerita of Anthropology and International Studies, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University; Co-Director, Costs of War
This panel discussion will take place online via Zoom. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form: https://harvard.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_PpbmKBmySn68upKFPsFQzw