About the Project
Located at the intersection of A and Indiana in Kensington, across the street from Hope Park and next to an Impact Services veteran housing facility, this mural project from artist Tyree Guyton is a monument to time, recovery, resilience, and healing in the context of trauma. The project covered the walls of this vacant building with imagery based on the themes of this changing neighborhood, focusing specifically on clocks and the passage of time. THE TIMES will remain installed after Monument Lab ends in Fall 2017, and is still on view in Kensington.
Born and raised in Detroit, Guyton is best known for The Heidelberg Project, an outdoor art environment and community organization that he founded in his hometown neighborhood in 1986. The project began as a creative response to ongoing blight and decay, and—like THE TIMES—uses clock imagery to reflect on where the community has been, where it is now, and where it is going. THE TIMES is also part of the work of the Kensington Storefront, a collaboration between our Porch Light program and the City’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.
Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
New Kensington Community Development Corporation
Lead Monument Lab partners include the City of Philadelphia; Philadelphia Parks & Recreation; Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy; Historic Philadelphia; Independence National Historic Park; Penn Institute for Urban Research; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Price Lab for Digital Humanities; and the University of Pennsylvania.
Major support for Monument Lab projects staged in Philadelphia’s five squares has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
An expanded artist roster and projects at five neighborhood sites have been made possible by a significant grant from the William Penn Foundation.
Lead corporate sponsor is Bank of America.
Additional support has been provided by Susanna Lachs & Dean Adler, William & Debbie Becker, CLAWS Foundation, Comcast NBCUniversal, Davis Charitable Foundation, Hummingbird Foundation, J2 Design, National Endowment for the Arts, Nick & Dee Adams Charitable Fund, Parkway Corporation, PECO, Relief Communications LLC, Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, Stacey Spector & Ira Brind, Tiffany Tavarez, Tuttleman Family Foundation, Joe & Renee Zuritsky, and 432 Kickstarter backers. Support for Monument Lab‘s final publication provided by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.
Media partner: WHYY
Additional support for THE TIMES has been provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.