Monuments and the First Amendment

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 • 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Hirshhorn Museum
Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC 20560

National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen will moderate this panel discussion, produced in partnership with the Hirshhorn Museum, coinciding with the opening of their newest exhibition Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s. The panel will unite historians and legal scholars of differing perspectives to discuss the controversy surrounding the First Amendment and the removal of Confederate and other historical monuments in cities across America.

The conversation will feature Richard Kurin, distinguished scholar and ambassador-at-large at the Smithsonian and acting director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, Thavolia Glymph, professor of history at Duke University, and Kate Masur, professor of history at Northwestern University, and Jonathan Turley, professor of law at George Washington University Law School.

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