Events

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 12-1 pm
Lunch & Learn Lecture at Plimoth Plantation
Sculpture in Service of Social Justice: Cyrus Dallin’s Monumental Tributes to America’s Indigenous Peoples
By Heather Leavell, Dallin Museum Director/Curator

Many know Cyrus Dallin as a celebrated sculptor and teacher, but did you know he was also an activist? Heather Leavell will discuss the history of three of Dallin’s local monuments, Menotomy Hunter in Arlington, Massasoit Ousamequin in Plymouth, and Appeal to the Great Spirit in Boston to illustrate how Dallin employed his position as an internationally acclaimed sculptor to protest the oppression of Native people and advocate for their rights. Learn how Dallin pioneered the role of the artist as an agent of social change and paved the way for more inclusive public art in America.

This lecture will take place in the Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center at Plimoth Plantation as part of it’s Lunch & Learn series. More information and directions can be found here.