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Kerry James Marshall’s “A Monumental Journey” Envisions a More Just America

Today Kerry James Marshall unveiled his largest public sculpture to date: a 25-ton, 30-feet-tall pair of stacked intersecting cylinders, its base inscribed with the names of the twelve Black lawyers—11 men and one woman—who established the National Bar Association in Des Moines in 1925. “The monumental journey is to become truly modern,” Marshall told ARTNews. “It is to escape the dependency on a...

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Lindsey

Lindsey

Lindsey Davis is a digital editor and emerging street art scholar investigating public art's potential as a transformative societal element. Since 2015 she has served as the digital content editor for the Peabody Award-winning nonprofit Art21. Her blog, the Arrow, is an editorial component of her documentary nonprofit project ArtAround, an original open-source web platform through which we can collectively archive the art in our shared spaces.