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Chicago Murals Celebrating Women: Fighting Erasure and Marginalization through Public Art

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The United States has a long history of banning, erasing, or marginalizing African American people and history from books, curricula, public spaces, institutions, and representation in art. Huge swaths of information and entire communities have been grossly underrepresented in art galleries, museums, and public artwork.  Read More

The National World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Public monuments chart development within a cultural form at the same time they commemorate historical events. Maya Lin found inspiration in British architect Edwin Lutyens’s enduring World War I monuments when she designed her brilliant Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1981-82). In contrast, the World War I Memorial recently inaugurated with the raising of its first flag in Pershing Park on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D. Read More