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Socrates Sculpture Park to Open Exhibit, Puts Two U.S. Presidents in a Different Light
Socrates Sculpture Park to Open Exhibit, Puts Two U.S. Presidents in a Different Light

July 2, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A timely exhibit examining the role of monuments in American society will debut this summer at a park in Long Island City.

The exhibition ‘MONUMENTS NOW‘ will open this month at Socrates Sculpture Park, located at 32-01 Vernon Blvd., just as historical monuments across the country are being toppled by protesters — spurred by conversations on systemic racism.

Park visitors will first be greeted by a photo piece titled ‘In Praise of Famous Men No More’ on a billboard raised above the park’s main entrance. The piece by Nona Faustine is going up this week and is part of greater exhibit.

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