Cathedral for MLK Jr.

Cathedral for MLK Jr.

2014


Cathedral was built in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. who was assassinated in 1968. Each arm of the sculpture houses a small door, inviting visitors to interact. When the door is opened, MLK's "I have a Dream…" speech echoes into the park. The project was realized when Denver Arts and Venues selected and granted five local artists to pay tribute to the original opening of Burns Park in 1968 located at Alameda and Colorado Blvd. At that time, an exciting event occurred where 15 artists from New York City were invited to create temporary hard edge sculptures that would be featured in the park open for the public to interact. This event, Experience 1968, on the 25-year anniversary was to pay tribute to the original artists and the overall invitation to the public to interact with the work. Artists were provided a small stipend and 20 sheets of oversized cardboard for the build.


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