My Living Monument
Burnside Park, 40 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI 02903
Morning session 11 am - 2 pm. Afternoon session 3 pm - 6 pm.
General Ambrose Burnside, military commander, senator, governor, sideburn enthusiast, and first president of the NRA presides over a corner of Kennedy Plaza.
Join 2018 RISD Museum Artist Fellow, Becci Davis, as she facilitates an interactive intervention that questions the politics of public spaces. By using this designated site of memory to start a conversation about the General’s female contemporaries, My Living Monument becomes part Davis’ broader investigation of monuments and commemoration practices inside of the Museum and out.
Free and open to the public.
Special thanks to Jen Smith, and the Providence Parks Conservancy. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.