Complicating The Confederate Monument: Enid Yandell’s 1894 Proposal

Somehow the debate continues over the appropriateness of Confederate statues (and statues of former Confederates), or as we like to call them: traitors. Join the Filson for a lecture by Dr. Kelsey Malone, assistant professor of art history at Henderson State University. In 1894, Yandell took part in a design competition for a monument to honor Louisville’s Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. Yandell won, but her design was never completed. Malone examines how the debate that surrounded Yandell’s proposal was influenced by conventions of traditional, Victorian womanhood and the politics of “statue mania.” —Aaron Yarmuth

Tuesday, Nov. 12

The Filson Historical Society
5-7 p.m. | $10 nonmembers
1310 S. Third St.
http://filsonhistorical.org

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