The Big Problem with America’s Monuments

“Last fall, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation launched the Monuments Project, a $250 million initiative to better understand and improve America's commemorative landscape -- the monuments, statues and memorials across the country that tell our collective history. Our goal is to support a broader and fuller expression of America's many different stories, to tell them more accurately and completely. We made our first grant under this initiative to Monument Lab, a non-profit art and history studio in Philadelphia, to support a detailed study of American monuments and memorials.”