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Monumental Changes

November 5 - 17, 2021
Monumental Changes:
History and Power in Public Art

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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 MullinsJordan Ryan, and Danicia Monét, part of the Spirit & Place Festival.


The exhibition includes historical information about the Confederate monument in Garfield Park as well as an examination of the role of monuments as public art – and the power of public art in (re)shaping memory. View the reading list here. Both the exhibit and panel discussion invite the public to envision a more equitable future for the site, including an interactive VR component guided by the 3D/VR Initiative at University Library—IUPUI.


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


About Spirit & Place

The Spirit & Place Festival (Nov. 4-14) celebrates the powerful role the arts, humanities, and

religion play in community life and is housed in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.

Learn more at

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Exhibit Panels

Panel Discussion

Exhibit Installation


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Add your own responses to our interactives at this Google Form. We'll post responses on this page as we get them.

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