LISA LEE: Love Calls Us to the Things of this World
UIC Art History Colloquium
December 6, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Henry Hall 106
Chicago, IL 60612
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Lisa Lee, Associate Professor, UIC Dept. of Art History
Love Calls Us to the Things of this World: The National Public Housing Museum
When the National Public Housing Museum opens in the last remaining building of the Jane Addams Homes, it will be the first cultural institution dedicated to interpreting the American experience in public housing. As a museum and site of conscience, NPHM will preserve, interpret and propel housing as a human right. Join Executive Director Lisa Yun Lee, to learn about NPHM’s efforts to advance social justice through its exhibitions, oral history archive, abolition and prison projects, Entrepreneurship Hub, and efforts that bridge the divide between the arts, culture, and innovative public policy.
Lisa Yun Lee (PhD) is a cultural worker and activist and the Executive Director of the National Public Housing Museum, and an Associate Professor of Art History and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Most recently, she co-chaired the Arts & Cultural Transition Team for Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Lisa received her BA in Religion from Bryn Mawr College, and a PhD in German Studies from Duke University. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at UIC, and on the national boards of the American Alliance of Museums, Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life, the Ms. Magazine Advisory Board, and the Boards of 3Arts and the Field Foundation.
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