Nov 21

#MonumentLab Is a Wrap

by: Laura Kochman

After nine intense weeks, we’re sad, satisfied, gratified, grateful: our biggest project ever has ended. Monument Lab wrapped up with the last installation of Logan Squared at the Free Library on November 19. We’ll be crunching data from your monument proposals over the next several months, but until then, we’re still just loving all of your reactions on social media. We saw close to 2,000 posts using the hashtag #MonumentLab on Instagram alone!

Check out some of our favorites below, and explore the hashtag to see more photos and videos from people who posted throughout the project.

Stoop sitting is a thing we do in Philly. After all, we are the “city of neighborhoods.” We plant our booties and chat about politics, the weather, gossip and of course, sports! @muralarts #MonumentLab ( a public art and history project) placed temporary monuments all across the city including here at Washington Square. I wanted to highlight the inevitable matchup between our @PhiladelphiaEagles and the Cowboys. It’s a little over a week away but everyone in Philly can’t stop talking about it ( I know I can’t) And if these two fans can peacefully debate how the Eagles are going to crush dem boys, then anything is possible. The “stoops” end Nov 12 but Monument Lab is around till Nov 19- yes, the day of the big game! So check out the other installations before u cheer on the birds. Philly bleeds green! #FlyEaglesFly

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“That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” -Friedrich Nietzsche #muralarts #whyilovephilly #monumentlab

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A monumental occasion #monumentlab

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#24hourmonument with Marisa Williamson for #monumentlab @monument_lab

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Never lose sight of the big picture 📷 @lostcontrast #phillymuralarts #monumentlab

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Monument Lab / Klip Collective at Marconi Plaza. Night playing! #monumentlab #klipcollective

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thinking caps on. #tbt #datenight #monumentlab #monotone

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Sound monument by Emeka Ogboh and Ursula Rucker #monumentlab

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Billy out here sportin looks while lookin thru Alex’s AR vistaviewers

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Out in the park, come pay @msnigist a visit at the #monumentlab #muralarts #onegermantown

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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

Last updated: Nov 21, 2017

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