Book | Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World

Some monuments are about war. And some wars are about monuments. A recent memorial melee was the Unite the Right rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. You remember, the one where Donald Trump saw “very fine people on both sides”. Laura A Macaluso was less sanguine… View

by Stuart Burch · Museums Association (UK) · September 6, 2019

Susan Brown Chase’s Georgetown Scene Paintings

The C&O Canal and Georgetown have been the subject of more than a century of photography, including numerous black and white glass plate negatives from the 19th century and colorful images taken by Carol M. Highsmith at the end of the 20th century… View

by Laura A. Macaluso · Georgetown Heritage · October 2020

Watercolors Reveal Early Canal Life: How One Painter Helped Inform Our Canal Plan

In the collection of the Maryland Historical Society are 52 watercolor paintings by John Louis Wellington (1878-1965). Although not much is known about the Cumberland, Maryland native, Wellington’s watercolors captured many types of scenes along the C&O Canal in the early part of the 20th century… View

by Laura Macaluso · Georgetown Heritage · August 2020

Why the fight over New Haven’s Christopher Columbus statue continues

by Ben Lambert · New Haven Register · July 10, 2020

Columbus monument may hold secrets of 1892; committee to determine replacement

NEW HAVEN — Mayor Justin Elicker announced Monday that a committee, composed of Italian-American groups and others, will decide what will replace the statue of Christopher Columbus in Wooster Square… View

by Ed Stannard · New Haven Register · June 29, 2020

History May Lie Under Columbus Pedestal

As the debate rages on about this week’s removal of the Columbus Monument in Wooster Square—and what to replace it with—yet another voice may soon emerge… View

by Allan Appel · New Haven Independent · June 26, 2020

Diversity of Voices Essential for Public Art History

Talk Back: Responses to “Isn’t It Time for Art History to Go Public?” Derrick R. Cartwright, Jayne Cole, Laura A. Macaluso, Kelli Morgan In the fall of 2019, we solicited responses to our Bully Pulpit, “Isn’t It Time for Art History to Go Public?” guest-edited by Laura M. Holzman… View

by Laura Macaluso · Panorama, Journal of the Association of the Historians of American Art · Spring 2020 (6.1)

City Needs to Discuss Monuments

In a statement released by Lynchburg Mayor Treney Tweedy on June 4, Tweedy uses the Lynchburg Museum’s “Five Forks Battle Flag: A Community Perspective” exhibit from January of this year as crutch to deflect from addressing the monument question, which last week took another turn in Virginia with the removal of a Confederate monument in… View

by Laura A. Macaluso · News & Advance · June 10, 2020

Writes of Spring: Spring Nature Diary 2020

“Spring comes … as though this island were its natural home, as though this small green platform on the edge of the Atlantic was the original spawning ground of the season.” Laurie Lee The first day of spring marks a turning point in the year, bringing the promise of new life and longer warmer days… View

by Laura Macaluso · Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) · Spring 2020

Point of Honor secures partial funding for new education center

By Sarah Honosky Dec 23, 2019 A view of the exterior of Point of Honor on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The long-awaited expansion of Point of Honor is taking new strides, securing $28,000 in grant money in the past month alone… View

by Sarah Honosky · News & Advance · December 23, 2019