Monday’s Monument: Ark of Return, New York, New York

Monday’s Monument: Ark of Return, New York, New York

A sculpture commissioned by the United Nations to commemorate the end of slave trade was unveiled at UN Headquarters in New York on 25 March, 2015 to coincide with the International Day of remembrance for the victims of slavery. Visitors can pass through the Ark of...
Monday’s Monument: Ralph Bunche Park, New York, New York

Monday’s Monument: Ralph Bunche Park, New York, New York

This is a small sliver of a park across from United Nations Plaza, but it packs a big punch into 4/10 of an acre. It is distinguished by four monuments. Peace Form One at the north end is a 50-foot high stainless steel shaft dedicated in 1980 as an homage to Bunche....
Monday’s Monument: Hands of Peace, Chicago, IL

Monday’s Monument: Hands of Peace, Chicago, IL

Israeli artist Henri Azaz’s abstract bronze work adorns the front of the Chicago Loop Synagogue, on S. Clark Street, above the door. Stylized hands in prayer, palms down, are featured in front of a blessing from the Bible‚Äôs Book of Numbers in both Hebrew and...
Monday’s Monument: Let There Be Peace, Singapore

Monday’s Monument: Let There Be Peace, Singapore

In 1999, at the age of 15, Alexandra Nechita was named a United Nations ambassador of peace and goodwill through art. She had been brought to the US from Romania at the age of two, had sold her first painting at a library book sale at nine and was known throughout the...