Glenn Ligon, We’re Black and Strong (I), 1996; collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase © Glenn Ligon


Reckoning: Monuments and Racial History

Saturday, Sept 8, 2018

9:30 a.m.

To mark the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Black Lives Matter movement and the closing of the SFMOMA exhibition Nothing Stable under Heaven, the California College of the Arts (CCA) and SFMOMA jointly present a one-day symposium that explores the roles of art and architecture in bringing to light histories of racial violence, systematic oppression, and anti-racist movements. Participants include artists and designers, as well as art and architectural historians who have studied memorials, trauma, and monument-building. The event also features keynote speaker Mabel Wilson.


CCA, Nave Alcove, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco
9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Renee Ater, University of Maryland College Park and the Getty Institute
Martin Berger, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Irene Cheng, California College of the Arts
Darell Fields, University of California Berkeley and California College of the Arts
Jessica Ingram, University of Florida
Leigh Raiford, University of California Berkeley
Jordana Moore Saggese, University of Maryland College Park
Lisa Uddin, Whitman College


SFMOMA, 151 3rd Street, San Francisco (enter on Minna Street)
5:30–7 p.m.

Mabel Wilson, Columbia University