Essays

The Boston Women’s Memorial

by Meredith Bergmann

In 1992 over 100 people met at the Old South Meeting House to discuss the under-representation of women among Boston’s public statues. A task force that became a site committee for a Women’s Memorial chose three inspiring women—Abigail Adams, Lucy Stone and Phillis Wheatley—and secured the last empty memorial site on the Commonwealth... More »

Sabin Howard

by James F. Cooper

Sabin Howard’s sculpture studio is located in upper Manhattanin an old factory building near the East River. The neighborhood, which consists primarily of three- and four-story structures, is undergoing a real estate boom much like the one downtown experienced in the 1960s and 1970s, when the first waves of artists seeking good light... More »

Alexander Stoddart

by Catesby Leigh

There are impressive classical vistas in Glasgow’s central district. George Square boasts a lofty column with a statue of Sir Walter Scott—the city’s answer to the Nelson Monument in London—and peripheral statues of other Scottish worthies. Erected late in the nineteenth century, the City Chambers building, with its lofty tower and... More »

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