Recording: "Love Calls Us to the Things of This World" by Lisa Yun Lee

"Love Calls Us to the Things of This World: The National Public Housing Museum and the Future of House Museums" by Lisa Yun Lee, PhD

We are pleased to share the recording of "Love Calls Us to the Things of This World: The National Public Housing Museum and the Future of House Museums" by Lisa Yun Lee, PhD.

This talk was originally broadcasted on October 20th, 2020, as part of the Westcott Lecture Series, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Lisa Yun Lee (BA, Bryn Mawr College, Ph.D, Duke University) is a cultural activist and the Executive Director of the National Public Housing Museum, an Associate Professor in Art History and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, teaching faculty with the Prison Neighborhood Art Project, and a member of the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials. She has published books and articles about aesthetics and politics, public art, and the potential of museums as radical sites of resistance, and for participatory democracy.  Lisa served as a Co-Chair of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Arts & Culture Transition Team, and is currently on the Mayor's Committee for the evaluation of Monuments, Memorials and Historical Reckoning. She is currently a board member of the Field Foundation, 3Arts, and on the Executive Committee of the UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.

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Westcott Lecture Series program was made possible by a CARES Act grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.          

Westcott Lecture Series is part of our "Westcott at Your House," which is offered at no cost. We ask that you consider Westcott MEMBERSHIP to support the Westcott House during these challenging times. You can learn more and join HERE.

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