National Building Museum

The Wall: Evolution and Impact

Friday, December 13, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Amistad Dam ProjectReview the impact of the U.S. Mexico border wall through its history, its representations through art and architecture, and the ways that nature has shaped and been shaped by its construction. This program complements the National Building Museum's exhibition The Wall/El Muro: What is a Border Wall?, which is on view until November 2022. 

C.J. Alvarez, Ph.D., Assoc. professor, University of Texas at Austin, author of Border Land, Border Water: A History of Construction on the U.S.-Mexico Divide
Sarah A. Leavitt, Ph.D., curator, Capital Jewish Museum
Mary Mendoza, Assoc. Professor, Penn State and author of soon-to-be published book project tentatively titled Unnatural Border: Race and Environment at the U.S.-Mexico Divide
Katherine Morrissey, Assoc. professor, University of Arizona, co-author of Border Spaces

$10 Museum Member / $5 Student / $15 Non-member


Dive deeper into this topic with these titles, available for purchase in the Museum's Shop: 

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 closed captioning is available for this program


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Image: Amistad Dam Site, aerial photograph, detail, 1965. Records of the International Boundary and Water Commission; Record Group 76; National Archives Building, Fort Worth.

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