Summer of Memory: Memorial News

May 24, 2011 at 9:22 pm Leave a comment

The summer is always a good time to explore public art.  With Memorial Day around the corner, it’s important to highlight some of the recent news about memorials.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Site, Washington D.C. at the Tidal Basin. Photo by author.

The Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, DC is scheduled to open August 28th.
To attend the opening ceremonies, tickets are needed. To obtain tickets, there’s a lottery system open through May 31st on the memorial website. (Click on “Week of Dedication” on the left for event and ticket information.) For detailed information about the memorial, see: http://www.mlkmemorial.org/.

Other memorial news:
NYC Tries Luring Tourists with 9/11 Rebirth Story, http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110519/ap_on_re_us/ny_sept11_nyc_tourism_1
9/11 Museum Changes Course to Incorporate Bin Laden’s Death, http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/A-New-Chapter-for-the-911-Museum-121213464.html
Berlin’s Baffling New Seesaw of a Monument to German Unification, http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/37524/berlins-baffling-new-seesaw-of-a-monument-to-german-reunification/
In North, Civil War Sites, Events Long “Forgotton,” http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110417/ap_on_re_us/us_civil_war_forgotten_north
Facing Five Years in Jail, the Artist Who Fried Eggs and Hot Dogs on the Flame of WWII Monument, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1378369/Artist-Anna-Sin-kova-fried-eggs-World-War-II-flame-face-jail.html

Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C. Photo by author.

This summer I’ll blog about my adventures to various memorial sites in Washington, D.C., New York, and Boston. Stay tuned for updates.

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