Monuments as Art

Over the course of researching this project, the authors discovered that the monuments of Memorial Stadium probably exist more as aesthetic compliments to the stadium's aura than as memorials in the truest sense of the word.

There was very little evidence of any kind of a dedication ceremony, banquet, or significant announcement alluding to any of the three pieces and there were no official records of correspondence in the Love Library Special Collections Library. Because there is so little backstory, it is believed that the monuments exist more so as art than as commemorative objects.

However, there is no denying the fact that these pieces do memorialize their subjects. It just so happens that the subjects of commemoration are not as important as the visual image created by the monuments.

Because of this knowledge, the authors go beyond the facts in this exhibit and express their opinions on what exactly the monuments commemorate due to their ambiguous nature.