Monday’s Monument: Beatitude Statues, Detroit, Michigan

Monday’s Monument: Beatitude Statues, Detroit, Michigan

Life-size bronze figures of eight contemporary people at the Solanus Casey Center at the Saint Bonaventure Capuchin Monastery represent the Beatitudes of Christ in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5:3–11.) Each of these individuals has shown through their life and...
Monday’s Monument: Play for Peace, Chicago, IL

Monday’s Monument: Play for Peace, Chicago, IL

Installed in September, 2018 by artist Jeffrey Breslow outside his studio in Chicago’s Fulton Market, this 13 foot by 12 foot metal sculpture features nine colorful life-size silhouettes of kids at play. The children symbolize hope for a peaceful world. The text...
Monday’s Monument: Haymarket Memorial, Chicago, Illinois

Monday’s Monument: Haymarket Memorial, Chicago, Illinois

This statue in Haymarket square is the culmination of more than a century grappling with the meaning of the Haymarket Riot. On May 4, 1886, a labor rally near Chicago’s Haymarket Square turned into a riot after someone threw a bomb at police. At least eleven people...