How is history formed, understood, and lived again within the present? The question accompanies recently renewed calls for the removal of historical markers that monumentalize racist ideas and individuals, as conversations about historical narratives—and the power of making these narratives visible—gain new urgency.
Not all stories have been granted the privilege of a pedestal. Presenting recent projects and ongoing research, artist lauren woods and Maria Madison, Founder and Co-President of the Robbins House, Concord, amplify less visible narratives: threads of Massachusetts history that sit outside the lens through which this past has been conventionally presented and remembered. In revealing what isn’t being told, both propose new means for finding and activating history in today’s lived experience and offer new modes of memorial-making.
Following their presentations, lauren and Maria will be joined in conversation by Caitlin Julia Rubin (Associate Curator & Director of Programs, Rose Art Museum) and Leah Triplett Harrington (Assistant Curator, Now+There).
This program will be hosted online via Zoom Webinar. Closed captions will be provided. Please RSVP to receive login credentials!