PAD Newsletter: Fall 2017

Fall 2017 | Volume 9, Issue 2
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Frederick W. Ruckstuhl. Spirit of the Confederacy Monument, Baltimore. 1903.
by Evie Terrono In August of 1907, thousands gathered in Pittsboro, North Carolina, to celebrate the unveiling of the town’s Confederate monument in front of the courthouse. Mrs. Henry A. London, the President of the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who had written 1,600 letters in a little over three years to effect its realization, proclaimed triumphantly “Our Winnie Davis Chapter is alive and active.”
By Annie Dell’Aria Summer of 2017 witnessed not only a rare solar eclipse but also a unique art world alignment: the overlap of the Venice Biennale (May 13-November 26), documenta 14 (April 8-September 17), and Skulptur Projekte Münster (June 6-October 1), major international art festivals that occur every two, five, and ten years, respectively. Many art world professionals, enthusiasts, and tourists flocked to this unique “path of totality” to experience this once-in-a-decade opportunity.