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Myers Foundations Lecture: Melissa Kerin in conversation with Catherine Becker, "Coming and Going: Marble Sculpture in the Creation and Memorialization of Lives in the Western Himalaya and the US"

When: Thursday, April 21, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Central

Where: Kresge Hall, 1515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Elizabeth Upenieks   (847) 491-7597

Group: Department of Art History

Co-Sponsor: Religious Studies Department
South Asia Research Forum
Death Studies Research Group

Category: Academic, Fine Arts, Lectures & Meetings, Religious, Multicultural & Diversity


In her presentation, Melissa Kerin, Associate Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University, will examine how her specific field of South Asian Buddhist art has equipped her to analyze and compare the ‘secular’ ritualized honoring and memorializing of a Confederate general embedded on the campus of a Virginia private university.  Her presentation will be followed by a conversation and discussion with another art historian of South Asian religious and memorial sites, Catherine Becker, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Illinois, Chicago. The talk and discussion will delve into questions of ethical concerns about what and how we remember, global art history practices, and cross-cultural application of methodologies. 

Small reception to follow 7-8p at CRW 1132.

Co-sponsored by: Departments of Art History, Asian Languages and Cultures, Religious Studies, and the South Asian Research Forum, at Northwestern University

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