What:   When the Ivory Tower Meets the Real World: “Monument Wars” a Year Later  
When:   Wednesday, December 1, 2010
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Reception to follow)
Where:   Smithsonian American Art Museum (Entrance at 8th & G Streets, NW)
Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level
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Overview:  

Kirk Savage, chair of the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh and winner of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2010 Charles C. Eldredge Prize, for Distinguished Scholarship for his book Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape (2009) returns to McEvoy Auditorium to discuss the impact scholarly history has had on land use and commemorative policy in Washington, DC. This event is sponsored by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Mr. Savage was previously a featured guest at NCPC's March 2010 Speaker Series event held in partnership with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.