Monday’s Monument: Slave Trade Marker, Camden, New Jersey

Monday’s Monument: Slave Trade Marker, Camden, New Jersey

Dedicated in November 2017, the Slave Trade Marker, located in a small park where the waters of the Delaware River once flowed, is a cast-iron sign proclaiming in large gold letters the weight of America’s original sin: “Enslaved Africans Once Sold Here.” More than...
Monday’s Monument: Ethics of Peace, Washington, D.C.

Monday’s Monument: Ethics of Peace, Washington, D.C.

This sculpture was installed in 2000 in a courtyard at Georgetown University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. According to the artist, Michael Alfano, ethics means the study of ideal conduct. To that end, the sculpture tries to provide a model for the ideal conduct...
Monday’s Monument: Indelible, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monday’s Monument: Indelible, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Installed on the south side exterior of Philadelphia’s Independence Visitor’s Center in 2003, Alison Sky’s Indelible is a site-specific, narrative work intended to create awareness about American history that has gone undisclosed. The artwork is a stucco relief of a...