Monday’s Monument: La Paloma, Monterrey, Mexico

Monday’s Monument: La Paloma, Monterrey, Mexico

Could that building’s color be enchilada red? San Antonio readers are probably disoriented by this photo. No, this is not the San Antonio Central Library. It is the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, designed by Ricardo Legorreta in 1991, the same year he...
Monday’s Monument: Peace Memorial, Urbana, Illinois

Monday’s Monument: Peace Memorial, Urbana, Illinois

In 1968, the University of Illinois’ classes of 1918 and 1919 requested Donald J. Molnar, who was a campus landscape architect at the time, to build a memorial commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of World War I. He envisioned a fountain and a statue in the...
Monday’s Monument: A la Paz, Valencia, Spain

Monday’s Monument: A la Paz, Valencia, Spain

This work, by sculptor José Esteve Edo, was dedicated in 1987. It is an obelisk, 16 meters high, whose crown is a dove and three reliefs with each of the shields that form the Valencian Community. The monument is dedicated to the workers of the Port of Valencia who...
Monday’s Monument: The Sphere, New York, New York

Monday’s Monument: The Sphere, New York, New York

The Sphere was commissioned by the owner of the World Trade Center, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in 1966. Sculptor Fritz Koenig started work in 1967 in his barn in Bavaria, while the WTC was in the planning stages, and finished it four years later in...

AVA TAW Proposal

For many, The American Wanderer (TAW) is the primary linkage with AVA. It has, however, several disadvantages: Expense: Of the $25 collected in annual associate member dues, the TAW consumes approximately 80% of the fee ($20.) Some of the remaining $5 is spent on...