What is an appropriate monument for the city of Philadelphia? That is the question Paul Farber and Ken Lum, curators of Monument Lab, a public art and history project coproduced by Mural Arts Philadelphia, invited twenty artists to consider through the medium of temporary installations at ten outdoor sites in the city this fall.
This comprehensive public history project aims to serve as a national public reckoning with mass incarceration by viewing the issue through local communities.
An innovative new program offers participants a unique opportunity to learn the processes and techniques of historic preservation.
Recent excavations at Wye House, where Frederick Douglass was enslaved, demonstrate how archaeology is both contributing to new scholarly understandings of the African American experience and becoming a more public enterprise.
Over the last year, a commission in Baltimore has wrestled with the presence of Confederate monuments in the city. In this month’s feature, Elizabeth Nix (pictured above with the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument) reflects on her service on the commission.
Thank you to all the sponsors and attendees who made the Telling Untold Histories concert at Rutgers-Newark a huge success!