May 2 2019

New Monuments for New Cities: Austin Monuments Past, Present, and Future

Thursday, May 2
6pm to 8pm
Waller Creek Conservancy, 1111 Red River sTREET
Free, Registration Required HERE

Presented by the Waller Creek Conservancy in partnership with Preservation Austin and the Austin History Center, this panel will explore questions about who and what has been memorialized in the past and how applying new lenses could shift that paradigm in the future.



DaLyah Jones, KUT Host and Assistant Producer


Stephanie Lang, Program Administrator, John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies
Eric Tang, Director, Center for Asian American Studies; Associate Professor and Associate Chair of African and African Diaspora Studies Department
Rocío Villalobos, Program Manager, Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin (CiNCA) at Westcave Outdoor Discovery

This free public program is held in conjunction with New Monuments for New Cities, the inaugural joint art initiative of the High Line Network. The exhibition will feature 25 site-specific artworks set within five urban reuse projects across the United States and Canada. The public art exhibition takes an important look at the role monuments have played in shaping cities and how they successfully speak to or, in some cases, misrepresent the people who live there.

The exhibition will be on view at Waller Creek (12th & Red River) from March 2 through May 31, 2019.