Time & Place: A Conversation About Art, History and Community | News Release | City of Alexandria


The City Presents – Time & Place: A Conversation About Art, History and Community

For Immediate Release: March 8, 2016

Join the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts and Office of Historic Alexandria on Wednesday, March 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the African American History Museum, 902 Wythe 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

For additional information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/74780 or contact Diane Ruggiero at 703.746.5590 or diane.ruggiero@alexandriava.gov.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, contact Diane Ruggiero at 703.746.5590 (Virginia Relay 711) or e-mail diane.ruggiero@alexandriava.gov.

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