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Alexandria Presents a Conversation About Art, History, and Community | News Release | City of Alexandria

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Join the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts and Office of Historic Alexandria on Wednesday, January 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St.for a presentation and discussion with experts in the field of public art, history and historic house programming about how contemporary art projects have enlivened and invigorated house museums and historic sites. Reception to follow.

How can artists engage new audiences and enrich the visitor experience at historic sites? How have historic sites paired compelling historical narratives with dynamic contemporary art? How do artists collaborate with historians, research sites and archives to create new work? How can artists contribute to the conversation about the role of a city’s past in its future?

Presentations and Discussions with:

  • Franklin Vagnone Principal – Twisted Preservation Consulting & Domestic archeo-anthropologist
  • Lauren F. Adams – Artist and professor of art at Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Heather Rounds & Teddy Johnson – Founders and curators, The Rotating History Project

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