National Mall Project

Monument Lab has been invited by the Trust for the National Mall to curate an inaugural exhibition of prototype monuments on the National Mall in Fall 2023 as a part of the Beyond Granite initiative. The exhibition seeks to expand storytelling opportunities on and around the National Mall through new exploratory approaches to monumentality and public memory.  Monument Lab is guiding the creative process for identifying and curating the visionary artists, installations and sites for Beyond Granite’s inaugural exhibition, and is co-curated by Dr. Paul Farber and Dr. Salamishah Tillet for Monument Lab. This project, a partnership among the Trust, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) and the National Park Service (NPS), is funded by the Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Project. 

 The full artist roster and programmatic details will be announced later this year. 

Collage by Allison Nkwocha and William Hodgson for Monument Lab.