The Past is Now: Historic Sites as Venues for Contemporary Art


Join artist and writer Ric Kasini Kadour on September 30th, 2018 at Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh, Vermont, for a lecture and slideshow exploring what happens when historic sites and contemporary art join forces to bring ideas from the past into the present. Using examples ranging from the Palace of Versailles and New York City’s Governors Island, to Vermont’s Kent Museum in Calais, Kadour will also share illustrative research initiatives conducted in the U.S. and England, and lead a discussion of what the fusion of history and art can mean. Is art the new mode of interpretation and are artists the new interpreters? Kadour and Rokeby Museum Director Catherine Brooks encourage artists interested in interacting with historic sites to attend, as well as members of historical societies interested in strategies for bringing their work to new audiences.