Join Carol Salus, professor emerita in art history at Kent State University, for an in-person lecture, titled “Diversity in Modern Holocaust Memorialization,” Friday, April 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET.
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Berlin), Deportation Martyrs Memorial (Paris), Garden of Stones (New York City), Holocaust Memorial (New Orleans), Holocaust (San Francisco)—many contemporary American and European monuments use bold, abstract designs to commemorate the Holocaust.
Is abstraction the appropriate visual vocabulary to express our emotional responses to a crime of such enormous proportions? Which ones move us—Agam’s rainbow-painted monument in New Orleans, Segal’s austere white figures in San Francisco, or the severity of abstraction and utter simplicity in Berlin and Paris?
Attend the lecture at the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program’s Beachwood facility (25700 Science Park Dr.). It is free and open to the university community.