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 materialized from a Denver Arts and Venues grant to five local artists to pay tribute to the original opening of Burns Park in 1968 located at Alameda and Colorado Blvd. At that park’s opening, 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 contemporary event, Experience 1968, paid tribute to the original artists and extended an invitation to the public to interact with the new work. Artists were provided a small stipend and 20 sheets of oversized cardboard for the build.