Lecturer to examine Sept. 11 monuments, memorials

by Julie Hail Flory

Erika Doss, director of American studies and professor of fine arts at the University of Colorado, will present a lecture titled “Memorial Mania: Public Monuments and Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary America” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 4) in the Annenburg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame.p. Voss’ lecture, which is free and open to the public, will explore how memorials and monuments erected since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States impact national identity.p. The event is part of the Michiana Museum Consortium “Examining Identity 2003” project, through which the Snite is working with seven other local museums and educational institutions to explore a theme of “identity” through exhibitions, films, lectures and classes. For more information about the project, visit “www.iusb.edu/~identity”>http://www.iusb.edu/~identity":http://www.iusb.edu/~identity>www.iusb.edu/~identity on the Web.p. The Snite Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Wednesday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free.

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