This exhibit collects the designs of Richmond region high school students for the next monument on Monument Avenue. The narratives, sketches, and sculptures shown here address issues of representation in public statuary, heroism, and visions for an Avenue that reflects the values of its youngest community members.
Storefront for Community Design
+ the mOb Studio have asked Richmond region high school students to design the next monument on Monument Avenue. Students were asked to identify a hero, distinguish between memorials and monuments, and consider the role of public art as it reflects the dynamic and diverse population of Richmond. On display will be models of each students’ monuments, a sketch of their monument, and a short written narrative defending their design choices and figures.
Each entry includes a sculpture, a sketch, and a short narrative statement about the choices guiding the proposal.
A companion exhibit is on display at The Valentine
: the entries are from a national design competition to conceptually re-imagine Monument Avenue and contribute to this important dialogue about race, memory, the urban landscape and public art.
The opening reception for Monumental Youth is on Saturday, February 16th, 1-4 pm at The Branch
Join us for light refreshments and to see the proposed monuments.
of Architecture and Design
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 1pm – 5pm
Museum Admission $5,
FREE for MEMBERS and high school students with their school ID!
or phone at 804-655-6055