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Seeing Freedom? Livestream Conversation with Elisabeth Anker on the Diverse Meanings of Iconic Images and Objects

Join Beach Museum Curator Aileen June Wang and Elisabeth R. Anker, associate professor of American studies and political science at George Washington University, for a livestream conversation about the surprisingly many meanings that “iconic” words, images, and objects can have. Professor Anker has done research on how the word “freedom” represented different ideas throughout the history of the United States. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Do You See What I See? at the Beach Museum of Art. Free and open to the public. 

Join the free program via Zoom. Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the program.

Elisabeth Anker is also the author of two books, Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom, and Ugly Freedoms, which was just published in January 2022. She is co-editor of the journal Theory & Event, and a regular news commentator on international TV. 

This virtual event is part of the Beach Museum of Art's annual program series, Art in Motion: a tribute to Marianna’s love for lifelong learning! Marianna Kistler Beach believed in the value of art and the importance of cross-cultural understanding. The museum offers the Art in Motion programs in celebration of her work and leadership.

Thursday, September 22 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm