Visitors are invited to enjoy an afternoon of lively discussion and light refreshments at this month's OJAC Focus Lecture.
US Army Civil and Cultural Affairs Officer and contemporary artist Andrew DeJesse will speak about his experience and ongoing work as a Modern-day "Monuments Man." He is one of only a few individuals serving as a Civil Affairs Officer in Arts, Monuments and Archives and has deployed numerous times to both Iraq and Afghanistan.
The work of the "Monuments Men" has developed over time and now encompasses matters of cultural property, world heritage, and a nation's capacity for governance.
DeJesse will address these and other subjects in what is certain to be an enlightening and captivating lecture.
The OJAC Focus Lecture Series is a quarterly offering of presentations by artists, speakers and historians on a variety of social, cultural and historical topics ranging from the visual arts to community and Texas History.
Lecture will begin at 1 p.m. in the Stasney Center for Education at the Old Jail Art Center. This event is free and open to the public.