Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Blood, Tar, and Sharpies: Memorial Mania and the Materiality
    of Cultural Vandalism
  • Lecture
  • 3/15/2018
  • 17:30-18:30
  • The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Host: Kress Department of Art History, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
When memorials, monuments, and other forms of public art are deemed reprehensible, oppressive, or intolerable, they may become targets of cultural vandalism. Visiting scholar Erika Doss (American Studies, University of Notre Dame) considers the materials used to deface and destroy public art and what these acts suggest about dissent in contemporary America.