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Past Exhibition

Monumental Misrememberings: Photographs and Statues of Contested Histories

When: September 19, 2020 - February 14, 2021

About the Show

The building and dismantling of public monuments has a long history that stretches across the globe. In recent years, escalating economic inequality, a legacy of systemic racism, and political divisiveness in the United States have fueled intense public debates over who belongs and who holds the majority of power. Monuments, which often convey the idea that history is made by particular individuals, are seen by some as symbols of European colonialism and North American white supremacy and have been the focal point for much conflict and political unrest.
  This exhibition features two small versions of larger statues that call into into question the authority and validity of monuments that celebrate imperialism. Also on view is a slide presentation of recent photographs that document citizens in various cities protesting, defacing, or destroying monuments that are seen as symbols of historical oppression. Monumental Misrememberings is meant to promote dialogue around past events as well as current political aspirations. What would it look like to create public monuments that reckon with our past but also celebrate the diversity of our present?

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Tuesday 10am–5pm
Wednesday 10am–5pm
Thursday 10am–7pm
Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 10am–5pm
Sunday 10am–5pm


Please note that all visitors are asked to wear masks in the galleries.


Admission is free and open to all. All galleries are wheelchair accessible.


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Late Thursdays for students only from 7pm to 9pm.


The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

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