TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
OBJECTS AND MEMORY
a lecture by filmmaker Jonathan Fein
In collaboration with the New York Council for the Humanities, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site and Friends of Philipse Manor Hall present the lecture, “Objects and Memory,” by filmmaker Jonathan Fein on Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at Philipse Manor Hall. This lecture is free and open to the general public. This event is made possible through the Speakers in the Humanities program with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Jonathan Fein is a filmmaker and sculptor interested in the interrelationships of the intangible and the physical. In this lecture, Fein asks: what are the things in our homes and museums that mean the most to us? How do we preserve the past and speak to the future? To answer these questions, he focuses on objects and what they reveal about issues of value, memory, contemporary history, museum collecting, and more. Using excerpts from the documentary film "Objects and Memory," this entertaining, stimulating lecture challenges the audience to think about what is taken for granted and what we hold most dear.
For more information about this event, please call Philipse Manor Hall's Public Programs Coordinator at (914) 965-4027 x102. For more information about the Speakers in the Humanities program, visit www.nyhumanities.org/sih.