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In the years to come, the landscape of public memorials in the United States may change dramatically. This week, one of the nation’s leading philanthropic organizations, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, announced plans to commit $250 million toward the establishment of new monuments that better reflect the country’s diverse history.
The so-called “Monuments Project” is the largest campaign in the foundation’s history, reports the New York Times’ Jennifer Schuessler. Over the next five years, the foundation will fund the creation of new “monuments, memorials, or historic storytelling spaces” that tell hidden or marginalized histories, as well as relocating and contextualizing existing monuments and memorials, according to a statement.
“The beauty of monuments as a rubric (an explanatory or introductory commentary or visual) is, it’s really a way of asking, ‘How do we say who we are? How do we teach our history in public places?’” says foundation president Elizabeth Alexander to the Times. “… We want to ask how we can help think about how to give form to the beautiful and extraordinary and powerful multiplicity of American stories.”
If we accept the idea of monuments as rubric then we should further comprehend they can be altered in order to change the perception- That's the thinking behind the Mellon Foundations largesse.
Is that okay by you? It seems as if history is being rewritten which is not okay...
Alexander tells the Times that the foundation will not recommend monuments for removal or reevaluation. Instead, she says, the projects Mellon takes on “will depend on who comes to us.”
Speaking with the AP, Alexander adds, “There are so many stories of who we are that need to be told. We don’t have our actual, true history represented in our landscape.”
“This is a way to make generational change in public art and history,” says Farber. “When you impact public art, you’re impacting democracy. ... And I think an investment in a new way of building and gathering around monuments is an investment in democracy.”
Generational change in history? It's all so big brotherish...