Monday’s Monument: Louis Pasteur Statue, Chicago, IL

Monday’s Monument: Louis Pasteur Statue, Chicago, IL

Across the street from the Old Cook County Hospital stands a statue of Louis Pasteur, the Frenchman remembered for his breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases and the discovery of of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and...
Monday’s Monument: Cesar Chavez Statue, Austin, Texas

Monday’s Monument: Cesar Chavez Statue, Austin, Texas

This student-funded statue of civil rights crusader Cesar Chavez was unveiled on the West Mall area of the University of Texas campus in 2007. The bronze statue shows Chavez facing west, with a flag. His left arm is draped over the short flag pole, which rests on his...
Monday’s Monument:  We Arrive, Hamilton, Bermuda

Monday’s Monument: We Arrive, Hamilton, Bermuda

In 1835 a group of 172 slaves from America chose to gain their freedom on the shore of Barr’s Bay Park. In 2010 a sculpture was unveiled to commemorate the event. As a plaque at the base of the statue explains: THE BERMUDA DIASPORA HERITAGE TRAIL {Globe With...
Monday’s Monument: The Black Cone, Reykjavík, Iceland

Monday’s Monument: The Black Cone, Reykjavík, Iceland

Spanish artist Santiago Sierra premiered a giant piece of rock called ‘The Black Cone, Monument To Civil Disobedience’ in front Iceland’s parliament in January, 2012. Sierra cracked the rock with a black cone, which “alludes to black cone-shaped hats that condemned...