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What’s the Latest with Memorials, Museums, and Public Activity on our National Mall? - VIRTUAL

with Judy Scott Feldman, PhD, Art Historian

2022-07-20 13:00:00 2022-07-20 14:00:00 America/New_York What’s the Latest with Memorials, Museums, and Public Activity on our National Mall? - VIRTUAL Virtual Branch

Wednesday, July 20
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-07-20 13:00:00 2022-07-20 14:00:00 America/New_York What’s the Latest with Memorials, Museums, and Public Activity on our National Mall? - VIRTUAL Co-hosted with Bethesda Metro Area Village. BMAV is a volunteer organization providing services and community support to allow people to remain in their homes as they age. http://www.bmavillage.org/ Virtual Branch

Co-hosted with Bethesda Metro Area Village. BMAV is a volunteer organization providing services and community support to allow people to remain in their homes as they age. http://www.bmavillage.org/

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With the easing of covid restrictions, once again the National Mall is alive with activity as visitors from near and far explore our reopened national museums and monuments, stroll the majestic public open space, and participate in First Amendment celebrations and protests. But challenges loom, and solutions are hard to come by. 

The Smithsonian is seeking locations in DC for two new museums – the Women’s History Museum and the Museum of the American Latino. Congress prefers sites on the National Mall. Government planning agencies disagree. The Mall, they say, is full – a “completed work of civic art.” Where will they go?

Protective of the new turn grass it installed in 2016, the National Park Service wants to move large public gatherings off the Mall. In recent years, the popular Solar Decathlon and National Book Festival have decamped to other locations. What is the future of public activity on the Mall?

Flooding is an existential threat to Smithsonian museums and collections, to our monuments, and to the whole Federal Triangle area, as highlighted last fall on the front page of The New York Times. Why is there no agreed-upon solution?

Join art historian Judy Scott Feldman, chair of the nonprofit National Mall Coalition, to learn about the problems and ongoing efforts to address them, and to consider some solutions proposed by the architects, historians, and planners of the Coalition.

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GEN 1.1 01/06/2022

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Lectures and Discussions |

TAGS: | Virtual Program |

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