May 23, 2024 5:30pm 10:00pm
Promument 2024: Monument Lab’s Annual Fundraising Event
The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center
599 Market Street Mezzanine Level Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join the Monument Lab board, staff, artists, partners, and friends on May 23rd at the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia to celebrate our collective work and dance the night away. This year’s theme, “Monumental Futures,” celebrates our collective power to create new futures from our inherited past. Join us as we mark another year of building connections, celebrating community, and creating change together.

Purchase an All-Access ticket to join us for a special reception and Awards Ceremony (5:30–7pm) where we will honor Declaration House artist Sonya Clark and Monument Lab co-founder Ken Lum. 

Immediately following the Awards Ceremony, we’ll gather for the Promument party: an evening of dancing, art, food, and celebration. Dress to impress and come as you are. We can’t wait to see you there! 

Date & Time
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Awards Ceremony and Reception | 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Promument Party | 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Featured Entertainment
Worldtown Music: DJ & live drumming, opening act 
Oluwafemi is a rhythmist based in Philadelphia, originally from Lagos, Nigeria. He explores how our lives embody and reflect the universal phenomenon of pattern and repetition. For 15 years, his visual and musical work has spanned deejaying, music production, pen illustration, painting, digital still and video art.

Rich Medina: Headlining DJ
Rich Medina is an elite DJ who’s captivating narrative plays like no other. His love affair with music began in his family’s church, arguably from the womb, and has blossomed into an internationally renowned career as a platinum selling record producer, recording artist, poet, journalist, curator, university and arts institution educator, and 2021 Pew Fellowship recipient.

Future Is Us Collective: On-site Zine and Printmaking
The Future is Us Collective exists as an all-inclusive and youth-centered studio and gallery space based in Philadelphia. The organization curates and hosts free exhibitions, events, virtual programming, and workshops that are aimed to be fun, cathartic, and healing experiences for young people. 

AREUBLUE : Live music for Reception and Award Ceremony (All-Access tix only)
Powered by a connection to spirituality and self-love, AREUBLUE’s music will take you on a journey to heal the heart and mind. Created by percussionist and music producer Shyam Lalani, AREUBLUE is an expressive project that takes what it means to be human and turns it into a language that resonates with listeners around the world. 

Become a Monument Lab Sponsor
Reach out to our team at [email protected] to discuss sponsorship options. In-kind contributions welcome.

Monumental Awards
Monument Lab is thrilled to announce our honorees for Promument 2024 – Declaration House’s Sonya Clark will receive the Monumental Artist Award, and Monument Lab co-founder Ken Lum will receive the Changemaker Award.

Celebrate Sonya and Ken with us by purchasing an All-Access ticket for Promument 2024, Monument Lab’s Annual Fundraising Event, which includes an Awards Ceremony and Reception to honor these beloved and esteemed honorees. 

About the Awardees
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Sonya Clark is an artist and educator renowned for mixed-media works that address race and visibility, explore Blackness, and redress history. She is the Winifred L. Arms Professor of Art and Humanities at Amherst College in Massachusetts and her work has been exhibited in over 500 museums and galleries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. Sonya Clark is the featured artist for Declaration House, a Monument Lab project opening this summer in Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park. Read her full bio here.

Ken Lum
is the Marilyn Jordan Taylor Presidential Professor and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. His internationally recognized art and scholarship explores issues of identity, immigration, language, and spatial politics through a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, performance, video, photography and critical writing. Lum is the co-founder and founding editor of Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and has shown his work and published extensively. Ken is co-founder of Monument Lab and currently serves as Chief Curatorial Advisor. Read his full bio here.