Franklin & Marshall will host a series of events Nov. 7 to 10 to observe the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The barrier opened Nov. 9, 1989, and was torn down, literally and symbolically clearing the way for German reunification in 1990.
Throughout the weekend, students in the College's art club will construct a mini-replica of the Berlin Wall on Hartman Green with Kevin Brady, visiting assistant professor of art and art history. Members of the College community are invited to inscribe the wall with graffiti from Nov. 6 to Nov. 9, at which point it will be dismantled.
"Though not as dramatically or euphorically as its legendary ancestor," says Cecile Zorach, professor of German.
Other events marking the anniversary:
All events are free and open to the public. The events are sponsored by the Bonchek and Ware College Houses, CLAS, the Department of German and Russian, International Studies, the Andrew F. Mellon Foundation and the Office of the Provost.