Monuments: Creative Forces Panel Discussion

Monday, October 19, 2020, 7pm


Pay-What-You-Can: $0, $10, or $20

Reimagining Monuments: A Conversation Among Artists 

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Strathmore planned its presentation of Craig Walsh’s Monuments: Creative Forces  long before the national reckoning around historic monuments accelerated this summer. The timing of the exhibition now imbues the work with sharper significance and offers new dimensions to our national conversation about who we celebrate in effigy and who gets to decide.

Why is it important to not just take down monuments but also create new ones? How can artists harness the voices and desires of a broad community to imagine new kinds of monuments for our cities and towns?

To explore these questions, please join us on Zoom for a conversation among artists led by multimedia artist, educator, and cultural worker Ada Pinkston, featuring Craig Walsh, Daryl Davis, and C. Brian Williams. Marjan Naderi will perform original poems to open and close the session.

Attendees will be invited to share questions and comments with the panel.



Ada Pinkston 
Pinkston is an artist, educator, and cultural organizer living and working in Baltimore, Maryland, where she is a lecturer in Art Education at Towson University. Her work explores the intersection of imagined histories and sociopolitical realities on our bodies using performance, digital media, and mixed-media sculptures and installations.



Craig Walsh, multimedia artist and creator of Monuments

C. Brian Williams, founder and executive director of Step Afrika! 

Daryl Davis, musician, author, and activist 

Featuring original poetry performed by Marjan Naderi, 2020 DC Youth Poet Laureate 


Helpful Tips & Info

  • Free or pay-what-you-can pricing: We want this program to be as accessible as possible, so it is priced as free or “pay-what-you-can” with options of $0, $10, and $20. Every ticket purchase supports Strathmore’s education and artistic programs.
  • Registration closes at 4pm. This gives us time to pull the participant list and prepare for the program.
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